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Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford

Dr Jennifer Wild is a consultant clinical psychologist, associate professor and NIHR Oxford Health BRC Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. She is an international expert on how to build resilience to stress and trauma.

Dr Wild develops and evaluates evidence-based interventions to prevent post-traumatic stress for police officers, paramedics, firefighters and most recently, frontline healthcare workers. Her programmes are being adapted for services across England and Australia.

Dr Wild has worked in an advisory role to the Cabinet Office on best practice for developing preventative interventions for individuals, such as emergency responders, who are regularly exposed to trauma. She has published widely and written science news for Nature, BBC Health, New Statesman, The Times, and The Sunday Times.

Author of Be Extraordinary: 7 Key Skills to Transform your Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary, Dr Wild applies science to understanding and transforming stress and fear. The documentary, Vertigo Road Trip, in which she treats five people to overcome anxiety and lead extraordinary lives, aired on BBC One, attracting 2.2 million viewers. Dr Wild regularly appears on BBC, Sky and CNN giving advice rooted in science on how to overcome difficulties linked to stress and trauma.


  • 2012–present
    Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology, Oxford University