Professor Craig Jackson

Head of Psychology, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, School of Social Sciences

Power 250Craig is an expert media commentator on links between work and crime. He offers insight into the effect of employment and workplaces on people’s health and psychological wellbeing.

He also provides research and analysis on the relationship between work and crime – particularly how offenders use their occupations to facilitate offending.

Craig regularly comments for both local and national media, and has prominently featured in coverage on gun crime, particular shooting sprees in the US and Europe.

He was series consultant and contributor to the 10 part Channel 5 programme, Killing Sprees, and held a similar role on Channel 4’s The Virgin Killer, which aired in May 2014.


  • Occupational psychology
  • Stress
  • Stressful life events
  • Ill-health symptoms in workforces
  • Spree killers

Notable coverage:

  • Daily Mail Online (May 2014)
    Discussed the Oscar Pistorius case and hyper-vigilance
  • Sunday Mercury (May 2014)
    Joined celebrity panellists at the ‘Truth Behind Reality TV’ City Talk by Birmingham City University
  • BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire (June 2014) Discussed the housing of all sex offenders at Rye Hill prison.