Prof Craig Jackson
Head of Department - Psychology
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As Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, Craig is interested in the effect of workplaces and working on people’s health and psychological wellbeing. Specific interests include unusual and rare occupations, work-related suicide, technology change, pesticide exposures, working hours, stress, research techniques, neurobehavioural methods and psychological assessments.
He also increasingly researches the relationship between work and crime – particularly how offenders use their occupations to facilitate offending behaviours and this has led to an increase in research using statistical techniques such as multidimensional scaling of offence behaviours. Craig has provided psychology input and interviews to numerous TV documentaries and news items about offending, crime, and general psychology. He was also the scientific consultant for two series of “killing Spree” – a major Channel 5 documentary.
Craig contributed to both of the leading UK textbooks on occupational health and a number of Health and Safety Executive reports. He has also contributed to newspapers, television and radio. He has acted as consultant to many companies and organisations including Shell, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Rolls Royce, NHS, Jacob-Fleming and Marcus Evans. He appears regularly in the media discussing the psychology behind a wide range of news stories such as stress, crime, health issues, lifestyle, and ethics.
Craig is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (University of Birmingham); Research Director of an independent health research consultancy; and a Member of the ESRC Peer Review College. He is also a former Associate editor of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (a BMJ journal); Vice-Chair of various NHS Local Research Ethics Committees, and editor in Chief of the International Journal of Rural Psychology.
Areas of Expertise
- Workplace issues
- Investigative psychology
- Ill-health in workforces
- Deviance and psychopathology in the workplace
- Working hours/shift workers
- Geographical profiling
- Stress/stressful life events
- Psychological assessments
- Unusual occupations
- Dirty jobs
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- MSc Psychology
- PhD Occupational Mental Health
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
- BSc Psychology
- Bsc Psychology with criminology
- MSc Psychology
- MSc Integrative Psychotherapy
- Using drama therapy with young offenders
- The health of taxi drivers
- The welfare of racehorse trainers and breeders
- Tattoos and public perceptions of professionalism
- Health behaviours and cystic fibrosis patients
Walker EJ. Jackson CA. Egan HH. Tonkin M. Workability and mental well-being among therapeutic prison officers. Occup Medicine, 2015:65(5): (PDF).
Jackson CA. The Chalder Fatigue Scale (CFQ11). Occup Medicine, 2015:65(1): 86 (PDF)
Jackson CA. Wilson D. The Gender-Neutral Timed Obstacle Course: a valid test of police fitness? Occup Medicine, 2013:63 (7): 479-484 (PDF)
Jackson CA. Using Social Media to Promote Good Health. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2013; 173: 1-3. (PDF)
Jackson CA. The use of Clinical Hypnosis in Health and Safety. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2013; 172: 1-3. (PDF)
Jackson CA. Can the Arts be used in Occupational Health and Safety? Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2013; 171: 1-3. (PDF)
Jackson CA. Behavioural nudge theory: A tool to improve safety behaviour. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2013.
Jackson CA. Diversity and Occupational Health. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2013.
Jackson CA. Psychometric testing: getting the right person for the job. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2013.
Jackson CA. Extreme tiredness and fatigue management. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2013.
Jackson CA. Does workplace counselling actually work? Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2013.
Lynes A, Wilson D, Jackson CA. Zola and the Serial Killer: Robert Black and La Bête Humaine. International Journal of Criminology and Sociology, 2012; 1(1): 69-80.
Jackson CA. Psychometric testing in the workplace. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2012; 164: 2-6.
Filby M, Jackson CA, 2012; 63(5): , Turner M. Only Falls and Horses? Accidents and Injuries in the Horseracing Industry. Occup Medicine
Jackson CA. Extreme Tiredness and Fatigue Management. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2012; 160: 4-8.
Crawford J, MacCalman L, Jackson CA. The health and wellbeing of remote and mobile workers. Occup Medicine, (in press).
Jackson CA, Filby M, Turner M. Only Falls and Horses? Accidents and Injuries in the Horseracing Industry. Occup Medicine, (in press).
Jackson CA, Wilson D, Kaur-Rana B.'The usefulness of criminal profiling',Criminal Justice Matters, 84: 6-7.
Alnababtah KM, Davies P, Jackson CA, Ashford RL, Filby M. A retrospective study of burn injuries among children from a Region-wide paediatric burns unit. Brit Journal of Nursing, 2011; 20(3): 156-162.
Crawford JO, MacCalman L, Jackson CA. 2011, Working here there and everywhere, challenges for researchers and employers involved in remote and mobile working. In M.Anderson (ed), Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors. London. Taylor and Francis; 2011. 410-417.
Wilson D, Jackson CA, Kaur-Rana B. Against the Medical-Psychological Tradition of Understanding Serial Killing by Studying the Killers. Amicus Journal, 2010; 22: 8-16.
Jackson CA. Understanding Occupational Epidemiology. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2010; 146: 3-8.
Sparkes E, Raphael JH, Duarte RV, LeMarchand K, Jackson CA, Ashford RL. A systematic literature review of psychological characteristics as determinants of outcome for spinal cord stimulation therapy. Pain 2010; 150(2): 284-289.
Finnegan AP, Finnegan SE, Jackson CA, Simpson R, Ashford R. Predisposing factors & associated symptomatology of British Army Personnel requiring a mental health assessment. J R Army Med Corps 2010; 156(2): 90-96.
Jackson CA. Health & Safety Considerations for Working with Offenders. Health and Safety Management, 2010; 196: 4-7.
Jackson CA. Behavioural Driver Safety: part 2. Health and Safety Briefing, 2010; 418: 3-5.
Jackson CA. Behavioural Driver Safety: part 1. Health and Safety Briefing, 2010; 417: 4-5.
Jackson CA. Remote and Isolated Working. Health and Safety Briefing, 2010; 415: 4-5.
Jackson CA, Rana BK. Workplace Health Promotion. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2010; 152: 4-8.
Jackson CA. The Life Events Inventory - Comment. Occup Medicine 2009; 59: 208.
Jackson CA. Workplace obesity. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2008; 131: 3-8.
Jackson CA. Management of working hours in laboratories Laboratory Manager 2008; 130: 6-8.
Jackson CA. Work-Related Suicide. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2008; 126: 2-8.
Jackson CA, Christensen K. Power Nap: a preventive measure in shift work? Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2008; 124: 3-8
Bio FY, Sadhra S, Jackson CA, Burge PS. Respiratory Symptoms and Lung Function Impairment in Underground Gold Miners in Ghana. Ghana Med J. 2007; 41(2): 38–47.
Bio FY, Sadhra S, Jackson CA, Burge PS. Low Back Pain in Underground Gold Miners in Ghana. Ghana Med J. 2007; 41(1): 21–25.
Jackson CA. Implementing smoke-free legislation in England. Risk Assessment 2007; 117: 3-8.
Jackson CA, Egan HH. The wellbeing of New and Expectant Mothers in the workplace. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2007; 116: 3-8.
Jackson CA. The General Health Questionnaire - Comment. Occup Medicine 2007; 57(1): 79
Jackson CA, Crawford JO. Isolated and Remote Working. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2006; 112:
Bio FY, Sadhra S, Jackson CA, Burge PS. Respirable dust exposure in underground gold miners at Obuasi in Ghana. Journal of Science and Technology 2006; 26(1): 14-21.
Jackson CA, Earl L. Prevalence of Fatigue among Commercial Pilots. Occup Medicine 2006; 56(4): 263-268.
Campbell C., Jackson CA. Occupational Voice Disorders. Croner Health and Safety at Work Special Report 2006; 107: 4-8.
Jackson CA, Wilson, DA. World at work: Hospital Pharmacy Cleanrooms. Occ Env Med 2006; 63(1): 68-70.
South F, Jackson CA. Smoking, Alcohol and Obesity debated at IOEM Workshop. Occupational Health Review 2006; 119: 15-16.
Bio FY, Sadhra S, Jackson CA, Burge PS. Pulmonary function prediction equations of male gold miners in Ghana. Cent Afr J Med. 2005 Jul-Aug;51(7-8):67-71.
Jackson CA. Evaluating advisory services. Occupational Health Review 2004; 110: 29-31.
Jackson CA. Complimentary Occupational Hygiene Questionnaires. Occupational Hygiene 2004; 45: 13-18.
Jackson CA. Improving the well-being of manual cleaners. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2003; 84.
Jackson CA. Analyzing Statistical Data in Occupational Health Research. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2003; 81.
Jackson CA. Questionnaires in Occupational Health Research. Management of Health Risks Special Report, 2003; 80.
Jackson CA, Spurgeon A, Gardner K. Mental Health and Fatigue of Sheep Farmers Exposed to Organophosphate Pesticides. International Journal of Rural Psychology, 2003; 4(13):
Jackson CA. Planning Health and Safety Research Projects. Croner Health and Safety at Work Special Report 2002; 62: 1-16.
Sadhra S, Jackson CA, Ryder TJ, Brown MJ. Noise levels and hearing loss amongst student employees in a university guild: a pilot study. Annals of Occup Hygiene 2002; 46: 455-463.
Mawle SE, Jackson CA. An investigation of ear trauma in divers, including ear barotrauma and ear infection. European Journal of Hyperbaric and Underwater Medicine 2002; 3(2): 47-50.
Jackson CA. Working hours and shifts in the petrochemical and gas industries: a review. Occupational Hygiene 2002; 34: 13-17.
Spurgeon A, Jackson CA. Mental Health and neuropsychological performance of ex-patriate workers on extended twelve hour shifts in a desert-based oil field. Neurotoxicology 2002; 21(5): 905.
Jackson CA. Organophosphates. Occup Hygiene 2001; 31: 15-20.
Spurgeon A, Jackson, CA, Beach, JR. The Life Events Inventory: Re-scaling based on an Occupational Sample. Occup Medicine 2001; 51(4): 287-93. (PDF)
Lewis C, Brown M, Jackson C, Theobold J. Hearing tests in a residential unit for learning disabled people. Lancaster and Westmorland Medical Journal 1996; 2(9): 308-311.
Crawford JO, MacCalman L, Jackson CA. The Health and Wellbeing of Remote and Mobile Workers. British Occupational Health Research Fund. Dec 2009.
Jackson CA and Filby M. Only Falls and Horses - a survey of accidents and injuries in racing stables and training yards in the Horseracing Industry. British Horseracing Authority. Nov 2009.
Jackson CA. Systematic review of the literature concerning workplace culture and health and safety. New Zealand Department of Labour. May 2007.
Jackson CA. Review of the Methods and Endpoints in Studies Relating to the Neurobehavioural Effects of Occupational Exposure to Manganese. Institute of Occupational Medicine Research Report. October 2006.
Jackson CA and Cox T. Health and well-being of working age people. ESRC Seminar Series. ESRC. London. 2006.
Sadhra S, Holloway S, Jackson CA, Foulds I. Development of a Field Method for Assessment of the Effectiveness of Barrier Creams in Preventing Skin Irritation Reactions. HSE Contract Research Report No.300 (2005).
Jackson CA. The Evaluation of Occupational Health Advice in Primary Health Care. HSE Contract Research Report No. 242 (2004).
Jackson CA, Spurgeon A. Symptom-Reporting Following Occupational Exposure to Organophosphate Pesticides in Sheep Dip. HSE Contract Research Report No.371/2001 (2001).
Jackson CA. Occupational Health - The Road to Public Health. In Cooper, K and Richards, K (eds) The New Optimists. Scientists View Tomorrow's World & What It Means to Us. York. Linus Publishing; 2010.
Jackson CA. Psychosocial Hazards. In Smedley, J et al. (eds) Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health. Oxford. Oxford University Press; 2007. 167-179.
Jackson CA. Psychosocial Aspects of the Workplace. In Aw, T.C et al. (eds) Occupational Health Pocket Consultant (fifth edition). Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publishing; 2006. 191-201.
Jackson CA. The Working Environment: Health and Psychosocial Risk Factors. In Occupational Hygiene Handbook. Surrey. Croner Publications; 2006.
Jackson CA. Changing the perception of cleaning. In Young, S. (ed) Crisis in Cleaning. Evesham: Word4Word Publishers; 2005. 127-131.
Jackson CA, and Smith JE. Study Design. In Gao-Smith, F. and Smith J.E, (eds) Key Topics in Clinical Research. Oxford: BIOS Scientific Publishers Ltd; 2003. 31-39.
Jackson CA, and Gao Smith F. Sample Size and Power. In Gao-Smith, F. and Smith J.E, (eds) Key Topics in Clinical Research. Oxford: BIOS Scientific Publishers Ltd; 2003. 50-54.
Crawford JO, and Jackson CA. Psychosocial Hazards, In Steiner, B. (Ed) Management of Health Risks. Surrey. Croner Publications; 2002.
Jackson CA. The Chalder Fatigue Scale (CFQ11). 2015:65(1): 86
Jackson CA. Wilson D. The Gender-Neutral Timed Obstacle Course: a valid test of police fitness? 2013:63 (7): 479-484
Jackson CA. Using Social Media to Promote Good Health. , 2013; 173: 1-3.
Jackson CA. The use of Clinical Hypnosis in Health and Safety. , 2013; 172: 1-3.
Jackson CA. Can the Arts be used in Occupational Health and Safety? , 2013; 171: 1-3.
Craig Jackson is one of the University’s dedicated team of trained media champions, and can comment on a range of subjects including:
- Occupational psychology
- Spree killers
- Stressful life events
- Ill-health symptoms in workforces