After a career in the Army and in Sales and Marketing, Jamie gained an BSc (Hons) in Psychology from University College, London (1990), an MPhil in Psychopathology from Darwin College, Cambridge (1991), a PsychD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey (1996), a Diploma in Clinical Psychology from the British Psychological Society (1994) and an MSc in War and Psychiatry from King’s College, London (2007). He is an HPC Registered Clinical Psychologist, a BPS Registered Clinical Neuropsychologist, a BABCP accredited Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapist, an EMDR Consultant and Supervisor and a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist.
Jamie was Founder Director of the UK Psychological Trauma Society, Vice Chair of the NATO Research and Technology Association Human Factors and Medicine Research Task Group on Stress and Psychological Support in Modern Military Operations and Chair of the Clinical Sub Group, a member of the NATO COMEDS Military Mental Health Expert Panel, and a member of the NATO Joint Medical Committee and Senior Civil Emergencies Planning Committee Working Group on Psychosocial Care following Disasters and Terrorist Incidents. He became Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health at King’s College London in 1994, was appointed Head of Defence Clinical Psychology in 2007 and became Defence Consultant Advisor in Psychology to the Ministry of Defence in 2008.
Jamie's research interests include the psychological effects of military service on ex-military personnel and their families; bio-psycho-socio-spiritual approaches to policy construction and practice delivery; the impact of policy and services on serving personnel, veterans and their families; the impact of service and transition on service personnel and families; evaluation of psychological interventions with veterans and families