Wednesday 23 October

8:30-10:00am PLENARY SESSION P3

Pentland Auditorium

Dimensions of Public Health Approaches to Violence and Injury


Gillian Imery, HM Chief  Inspector of Constabulary, Scotland

Cath Denholm, Director of Strategy, NHS Health Scotland



10:00-10:30am MORNING TEA
10.30-11.55am MAJOR SESSIONS
M9 M10 M11 M12
Autism and policing: supporting autistic individuals in police custody Police mental health and well-being Five nations’ health & justice collaboration Collaboration and collaborative leadership  
Tinto Room, Lomond Suite
Moorfoot Room, Lomond Suite
Pentland Auditorium
Kilsyth Room, Lomond Suite
CONVENER: Chloe Holloway, University of Nottingham, England CONVENER: Yasmeen Krameddine, University of Alberta, Canada CONVENER: Éamonn O’Moore, Public Health England CHAIR: Emma Williams, Canterbury Centre for Policing Research, England

  1. Chloe Holloway,
    University of Nottingham, England
    Exploring the experiences of autistic individuals arrested and detained in police custody
  2. Nicholas Clarke
     Nell Munro,
    University of Nottingham, England
    Going to Pot: Nick’s Journey through the criminal justice system
  3. Katie Maras,
    University of Bath, England
    Eliciting best evidence from autistic interviewees
  4. Danielle Ropar,
    University of Nottingham, England
    Improving the support of autistic individuals in police custody through autism training
  5. Duncan Collins, Nottinghamshire Police, England
    Improving the custody environment: a case study

  1. Ian de Terte,
    Massey University, New Zealand
    The conundrum of working in a therapeutic manner with police officers
  2. Teun-Pieter de Snoo,
    Police Academy, The Netherlands
    Resilience: a fluffy concept in a hard world
  3. Saralla Chettiar,
    Massey University, New Zealand
    Developing a treatment manual based on a 3-part model of psychological resilience (3-PR) for high-risk occupations and general populations
  4. Yasmeen Krameddine,
    University of Alberta, Canada
    The primary prevention of post-traumatic stress injuries in a Canadian police organization: the effectiveness of an evidence-informed online training program 


  1. Kate Davies
    & Chris Kelly,
    NHS England,
    NHS England/NHS Improvement delivering the long-term plan in the health and justice landscape in collaboration
  2. Stephanie Perrett,
    Public Health Wales
    What makes Wales unique? 
  3. Orlando Heijmer-Mason,
    Scottish Government
    Health and Justice collaboration in Scotland  
  4. Ruth Gray,
    South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust,
    Northern Ireland
    Using quality improvement to enhance information flows across criminal justice organisations and designing new pathways for people in custody  
  5. Enda Kelly & Sarah Hume,
    Irish Prison Service,
    Republic of Ireland
    SADA (Self-harm Assessment and Data Analysis)

  1. Peter Roderick,
    Health Education England
    Collaboration for prevention: taking a whole population approach to vulnerability and anti-social behaviour in a local police force
  2. Patrick Widell,
    Swedish Police Authority
    Engaging the police in violence prevention: lessons learned from 20 years of prevention work in the Stockholm nightlife setting
  3. Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron,
    University of Tasmania, Australia
    Working with police and community stakeholders towards community safety and wellbeing: collaborative processes in Tasmania, Australia 
  4. Julia Crilly,
    Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
    Strengthening interagency collaborations between health and police in emergencies to optimise health, security and economic expenditure


Breaking boundaries: bringing public health practice to public safety LATE BREAKING SESSION


Trauma informed organisations: what, why and how? Road safety
Tinto Room, Lomond Suite
LOCATION: Moorfoot room, Lomond Suite LOCATION:
Kilsyth room, Lomond Suite
Ochil Room, Galloway Suite
CONVENER: Kris Nyrop, Public Defender Association, USA CHAIRS:  CONVENER: Caroline Bruce, NHS Education for Scotland (NES) CONVENER: Helen Wells, Keele University, England

  1. Brendan Cox,
    LEAD National Support Bureau, USA
    Using public health approaches to address public safety: a police perspective                          
  2. Najja Morris,
    Public Defender Association, USA
    Using public health approaches to address public safety: a case manager perspective         
  3. Kris Nyrop,
    Public Defender Association, USA
    Shifting the paradigm of policing behavioural health conditions: law enforcement assisted diversion

  1. Maurizio Barbeschi, WHO & Nick Crofts, Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health, Australia
    Key considerations on law enforcement and public health in public health events and emergencies 

  1. Caroline Bruce,
    NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
    Leading trauma-informed approaches to law enforcement: what and why?
  2. Jennie Young,
    NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
    Leading trauma-informed approaches to law enforcement: how?


  1. Helen Wells,
    Keele University, England
    ‘Message Not Delivered’: mobile phones, knowledge exchange and accessible academia
  2. James Nunn,
    Loughborough University, England
    Comparing the drivers involved in fatal and serious injury collisions
  3. Leanne Savigar,
    Keele University, England
    Fairly policing an ‘unfair law’ – educating drivers of the issues surrounding mobile phone use while driving
  4. Lyndel Bates,
    Griffith University, Australia
    Young drivers, road policing, deterrence theory and punishment avoidance
1.00-2.00pm LUNCH
L7 L8 L9
Start where you are and do what you can!

Callum was born and raised in a very challenging environment in Glasgow’s East End. His early life was one of significant trauma, which resulted in low aspiration, exclusion, fear, addiction and crime. Both as a perpetrator and victim, Callum was no stranger to violence and prison was a regular destination for him. He then encountered life changing interventions from people and organisations he thought would be the last to help him and this has resulted in Callum turning his life around. Callum is now an experienced and inspirational mentor and public speaker. He knows first-hand how we can all make a difference.
The impact of police officer stress on health and performance: a Canadian perspective Meet the Editor – an introduction to the Journal of Community Safety and Well-being
Kilsyth Room, Lomond Suite
Ochil Room, Galloway Suite
Harris Room, Galloway Suite
CHAIR: Will Linden, Violence Reduction Unit, Scotland CHAIR: Grant Edwards, Australian Federal Police CHAIR:
SPEAKER: Callum Hutchison
SPEAKER: Greg Anderson, Justice Institute of British Columbia SPEAKER: Norm Taylor, Editor, Saskatchewan, Canada
C21 C22 C23 C24 C25
Hate crime and terrorism Incarceration Mental health in institutions and institutional responses To be advised To be advised
Ochil Room, Galloway Suite
Harris Room, Galloway Suite
Tinto Room, Lomond Suite

CHAIR: Joaquim Kersten, German Police University, Muenster CHAIR: Sunita Sturup-Toft, Public Health England & UK Collaborating Centre for WHO Health In Prisons Program CHAIR: Dani Kesic,RMIT University, Australia

  1. Anton Weenink,
    National Police of the Netherlands
    Adversity, criminality and mental health in foreign fighters from the Netherlands
  2. Rania Hamad & Philippa Boyd,
    City of Edinburgh Council, Scotland
    Hate crime: a collaborative approach to using restorative justice to repair the harms
  3. Isabel Kreifels,
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
    ISIL’s recruitment of foreign fighters: public health insights for the future policing of violent extremism

  1. Lisa Scholin,
    University of Edinburgh, Scotland (presented by Stuart Kinner)
    Defining research priorities for prison health in Scotland: a Delphi study
  2. Jane Donaldson,
    Police Scotland
    Working in partnership to support resistance in young offenders
  3. Ashley Brown,
    University of Stirling, Scotland
    Providing evidence to support health improvement in criminal justice settings: a case study of the Tobacco in Prisons study
  4. Stuart Kinner,
    University of Melbourne, Australia
    Harnessing global data on prison and youth detention health to tackle health inequalities

  1. Gayle Cummings,
    University of Touro California, USA
    Peer support and engagement in advocacy opportunities: key elements for the mental and emotional health of exonerees
  2. Sarah Armstrong,
    University of Glasgow, Scotland
    What can criminologists contribute to understanding health in prison
  3. Asanga Fernando,
    Macmillan Cancer Psychological Support Team, England
    Educating staff on cancer and mental health co-morbidity in prisons
  4. Menno Segeren,
    Public Health Service Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Determinants of post-detention recidivism: a recurrent events analysis
  5. Catriona Connell,
    University of Warwick, England
    Reducing reoffending and improving health: increasing occupational participation for people with criminal justice involvement and a personality disorder




(Marketplace of Ideas sessions will be longer, in smaller groups and should be highly interactive)

MoI 13 (This session occupies the full 90 minutes) MoI 14 (This session occupies the full 90 minutes) MoI 15 (2 x 45 minute presentations)
Carrick Room 1, Galloway Suite
Carrick Room 2, Galloway Suite
Carrick Room 3, Galloway Suite
Amber Christensen Fullmer, University of Alaska, USA Lesley Graham, NHS National Services Scotland, Amanda O’Byrne, Police Scotland 15.1 Carolyn Bruce, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Intimate partner violence (IPV) in Alaska: a focus on perpetrators of IPV using a culturally-competent response A public health approach to police custody healthcare Taking a trauma informed lens to law enforcement
Alaska is one of the most culturally diverse states in the United States of America. It is home to many tribes of indigenous peoples as well as a significant immigrant population representing virtually every culture on earth and has the highest rate of intimate partner violence and sex assault. The rate is significantly higher in Alaska’s indigenous populations. The social, justice and correctional systems are failing to address the causative factors of intimate partner violence in the scope of perpetrator motivations. Little work is being conducted in a proactive, preventive arena- further entrenching harmful norms and values in our unique populations. This roundtable discussion will focus on perpetrator traits, behaviours and causative factors in the context of culturally diverse populations with emphasis on indigenous populations. The session will explore perpetrator identification, education, intervention and treatment modalities using evidence-based, multi-disciplinary, culturally competent approach. Exploration of successful models in reducing recidivism will be explored. Intergenerational trauma and harm-reduction models with an emphasis on cultural norms and values will be explored. First responders and those in public health have the ability to respond to this public health crisis in a different, more meaningful way. The Police Care Network was established as a collaborative partnership between the NHS and Police Scotland to improve health and justice outcomes for people in care of the police, reduce health inequalities, and improve community safety through reductions in offending related to health behaviours. The Network works across traditional organisational, professional and geographical boundaries providing national strategic leadership, expertise and advice in relation to the delivery of healthcare and forensic medical services for people in police care. This collaboration has helped to provide holistic, person centred care to those in police custody. This session will showcase the model and demonstrate how by working together NHS and Police Scotland have made the transition from traditional, security orientated custody suites to community justice hubs which focus on health improvement and reducing reoffending as well as criminal justice processes. The session will include short presentations with time for discussion, including the facilitation of ideas on how wider partners can contribute to supporting people through the criminal justice pathway. There is widening recognition that the experience of engaging in the criminal justice process for survivors of traumatic experiences such as rape and sexual assault can fail to support recovery and actively re-traumatise, leading to disengagement and poor recovery. This workshop will describe a multi disciplinary training and workshop held on the Isle of Shetland for the development of a trauma informed pathway that supports recovery and minimises re-traumatisation for those reporting rape or sexual assault. A multi-disciplinary, multi-agency workshop was facilitated for staff from almost every organisation on the island with a role involving rape and sexual assault survivors. Participants used a trauma informed lens together to identify and evaluate every stage of the survivor journey in terms of the collection of evidence and support of psychological recovery, including all procedures, processes, contacts, examinations, policies, communications, interactions and environments. After summarising the approach taken on Shetland and relevant implications, participants in this session will use the animated film “Opening Doors” (8 minutes) and prompts provided to create their own trauma informed lens through which to examine their own practice and organization, identifying areas of strength and a plan for any areas for change.
15.2 Paul Pedersen, Sudbury Police Service, Ontario, Canada
Looking ahead to build the spirit of our women: Learning to Live Free from Violence Project
In response to the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) gaining national attention, the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) committed to explore and develop an action plan to respond. In 2014, a partnership was established consisting of members of the N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre and the GSPS. The mandate was to develop community based strategies designed to address and bring awareness to MMIWG, effectively engaging Ontario and specifically Indigenous communities to end the cycle of violence.  These strategies would include systems to ensure future generations of Indigenous women can live the way they deserve — with safety and respect. An innovative and unique approach was the recruitment of a paid civilian Aboriginal Women’s Violence Prevention Coordinator (AWVPC). The project came to life under the name ‘Looking Ahead to Build The Spirit Of Our Women-Learning To Live Free From Violence’. 

This Marketplace session will explore the mutual benefits of multi-agency collaboration for staffing solutions and discuss the lessons learned and results achieved from a grass-roots local approach to national and multi-generations issues.

3.30-4.00pm AFTERNOON TEA
C26 C27 C28 C29
Vulnerable populations Learning about and living LEPH LEPH in low and middle income countries Our rights and what works for us
Note: This presentation and facilitated discussion will occupy the whole session
Ochil Room, Galloway Suite
Harris Room, Galloway Suite
Tinto Room, Lomond Suite
Moorfoot Room, Lomond Suite
CHAIR: Greg Denham, Law Enforcement and HIV Network, Australia CHAIR: Stuart Thomas, RMIT University, Australia CHAIR: Nick Crofts, Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health

  1. Nicoletta Policek,
    University of Cumbria, England
    Medical citizenship and HIV: the untold stories of stateless populations
  2. Luciana Pol,
    Centre for Legal and Social Studies, Argentina
    The health consequences of crowd-control weapons

  1. Dave Burnside,
    Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    He kohikohinga purakau whanau (Collection of whanau stories) about experiencing mental health distress and/or addiction while in the justice system
  2. Shannon Walding,
    Griffith Criminology Institute, Australia
    Developing respect through mentoring and education: for self, others and police
  3. Ruth Martin,
    University of British Columbia, Canada
    Releasing Hope: women’s stories of transition from prison to community
  4. Jane Mulcahy, University College Cork, Ireland
    Re-storying offending behaviour as a normal symptom of trauma

  1. Hannata Janada Dimas,
    Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps
    The drivers of the cholera epidemic in North-East Nigeria
  2. Kanockon Ngamnak,
    Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
    Alcohol availability and patterns of drinking behaviour: binge drinking, regular drinking and drink driving
  3. Apichat Chotchusee,
    Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
    Thailand situational report on Alcoholic Beverages Control Law abidance at provincial level

  1. Tony Bowman,
    Sold Network, ARC Scotland
  2. Steve Robertson,
    SOLD users group
  3. James McNabb
  4. Paul Roberts
  5. Allan Spiers


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