Jamie Hacker Hughes

Jamie Hacker HughesJamie Hacker Hughes is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, clinical neuropsychologist, EMDR consultant and PTSD and trauma specialist with special expertise in military and veteran mental health. He gained his BSc (Hons) in Psychology from University College London in 1990, an MPhil in Psychopathology from University of Cambridge in 1991 and a PsychD in Clinical Psychology from University of Surrey in 1996.

Hughes has produced over 60 peer-reviewed papers, published reports, book chapters and conference papers in the areas of cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, clinical hypnosis and the psychological effects of military operations, including post-traumatic stress disorders. He is a reviewer for several journals, has published several book reviews and has presented on the subjects of his research and academic interests to audiences across the world. He became Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health at King’s College London in 1994, and was appointed Head of Defence Clinical Psychology for the MoD in 2007 and became Defence Consultant Advisor in Psychology in 2008.

In 2004,  he became an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Military Psychology at King’s College London, an Honorary Lecturer in Psychology at City University London and a Visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin University and University of Hertfordshire. He is also an Honorary Consultant Advisor to the charity Soldier On!, Honorary Joint President of the Cardiff Samaritans and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Counselling and Psychotherapy Society, the Hypnosis Society and the Royal Society of Medicine.

Currently, he is the President Elect of British Psychology Society.

Some of his publications include:

    • Frappell-Cooke, W, Gulina, M, Green, K, Hacker Hughes, JGH and Greenberg, N  (2010). Does trauma risk management reduce psychological distress in deployed  troops? Occupational Medicine  doi:10.1093/occmed/kqq149
    • Gould, M, Hacker Hughes, J and Norris, R. (2009). UK Armed Forces’ approach to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT): The occupational factor. Clinical Psychology Forum, 19.
    • Campion, BH, Hacker Hughes, JGH and Fear, NT  (2006). Psychological morbidity during the 2002 deployment to Afghanistan. Journal of the Royal  Army Medical Corps, 152, 91-3.

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Published: 28 October 2014

Last update: 04 February 2015