Sarah-Jane Lennie is a Chartered Psychologist and Researcher in Decent Work and Productivity at Manchester Metropolitan University. Sarah-Jane lectures in Business Psychology, specialising in emotions in the work place and mental health and well-being. Prior to returning to academia Sarah-Jane served for 18 years as a police officer, to the rank of Detective Inspector in both Hampshire Constabulary and Greater Manchester Police. Sarah-Jane is an Associate to the College of Policing, as a subject matter expert in mental health and organisational culture. She is also an ambassador for Police Care UK, a charity supporting police officers and their families.
Sarah-Jane’s research focuses on supporting police officer’s emotional wellbeing through the exploration of officer’s lived experience and the impact of organisational culture on individual mental health. Sarah-Jane looks at the role of stigma, emotional suppression and dissociation in the increasing cases of PTSD within our officers.
Research associate, Manchester Metropolitan University
Police Officer, Greater Manchester Police
Police Officer, Hampshire Constabulary
Manchester Metropolitan University, Doctor of Philosophy
Manchester Metropolitan University, MSc. Human Resource Management
Managing death: navigating divergent logics in end-of-life care., Sociology of Health and Illness
Caring and Coping: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of lecturer’s emotional labour in the context of higher education commercialisation and the consequences for staff and student wellbeing, Modern Day Challenges in Academia: Time for a Change. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
Robocop – The depersonalisation of police officers and their emotions: A diary study of emotional labor and burnout in front line British police officers., . International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice,
Policing parenting: Psychological challenges for officers and their families, International Journal of Birth and Parent Education