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Craig Jackson

About Craig Jackson

Head of Psychology Division at Birmingham City University
2006, 2017

Surviving a career set back

By |June 20th, 2017|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Surviving a career set back

Following Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle and many MPs losing their seats after the General Election, occupational psychologist Professor Craig Jackson shares some tips on coping with a career set back.

Step back and pause.

Do not feel rushed to “do something” about it or move on to something else. Try and take some time to pause […]

2505, 2017

Can this beloved 80 year old ever be stopped from killing people?

By |May 25th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Can this beloved 80 year old ever be stopped from killing people?

Head of Psychology at Birmingham City University, Professor Craig Jackson, joins in the celebrations of the 80th Birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the most iconic and symbolic engineering achievements in the United States. He asks if current measures proposed to tackle the bridge’s darker reputation as a suicide hotspot will do enough […]

2707, 2016

Narcissism is key in understanding the Munich Massacre

By |July 27th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Narcissism is key in understanding the Munich Massacre

Professor Craig Jackson, Head of Psychology, Birmingham City University, who specialises in spree killings, reflects on the Munich mass shooting tragedy. He suggests Ali Sonboly’s on-camera behaviour gives us a unique insight into the Narcissistic Hypothesis of spree killers, and the methods used by him represent a new level of forward planning by such perpetrators. […]

2708, 2015

Workplace stalking – the sometimes deadly and devastating phenomenon

By |August 27th, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off on Workplace stalking – the sometimes deadly and devastating phenomenon

In light of the shootings in Virginia earlier this week – should employers be taking cases of workplace stalking, harassment or other worrying behaviour more seriously? Professor Jackson, Head of Psychology at Birmingham City University, looks at stalking behaviours and asks if workplaces can take reasonable precautions for this unusual, but sometimes deadly and devastating […]

106, 2015

Five years on from the Cumbrian mass shooting – what more do we know about such killers?

By |June 1st, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Five years on from the Cumbrian mass shooting – what more do we know about such killers?

Professor  Craig Jackson reflects on the Cumbrian Shooting tragedy in 2010. He suggests that mass shootings committed by single perpetrators against strangers are still increasing in frequency, but that the psycholopathogy of such perpetrators is slowly being understood more fully. Depression and suicidal tendencies are not predictors of mass shooters – but personality flaws may […]

2603, 2015

Boy Band Breakups: Let’s not be so cavalier to the “Directioners”

By |March 26th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Boy Band Breakups: Let’s not be so cavalier to the “Directioners”

Professor Craig Jackson, Head of Psychology at Birmingham City University

In February 1996 when Take That announced their split, press reports were feverish about the prospect of fans, distraught at the news of the band’s demise, threatening to commit suicide, and being mournful. While we may look back on this with some joyful glee, it might […]

411, 2014

Why are university students so stressed?

By |November 4th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off on Why are university students so stressed?

By Professor Craig Jackson – Head of Psychology at Birmingham City University
One difference between this generation of students and the ones before them concerns the massive amount of responsibilities they have. These differences cannot be ignored as they are pervasive and ever-present.
When higher education was free and viewed as a privilege, students were encouraged to […]

2409, 2014

National Work-Life Week

By |September 24th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on National Work-Life Week

By Professor Craig Jackson – Professor of Occupational Health Psychology 

Aristotle once observed that “All work distracts and absorbs the mind”. He had a point. Like it or not, our job is the single biggest occupier of our time on this planet, after sleeping. So it makes sense then to try and get this whole work-thing sorted.

National […]

1206, 2014

The virgin spree-killer and beyond: acting under the influence

By |June 12th, 2014|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The virgin spree-killer and beyond: acting under the influence

Professor Craig Jackson – Head of Psychology

It is a fact of journalism that we all know: when a spree-killer shoots or stabs multiple victims and secures a large number of fatalities, the story receives serious news coverage, and such coverage is exacerbated if the shooter remains at large and local police are issuing ‘active shooter’ […]

204, 2014

What good will it do us to deny Anders Breivik enjoyment in prison?

By |April 2nd, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on What good will it do us to deny Anders Breivik enjoyment in prison?

Professor Craig Jackson, Head of Psychology

“You have put me through hell . . . and I won’t be able to survive it much longer. You are killing me” – Anders Breivik, February 2014.

Breivik was found guilty of 77 counts of murder, terrorism, and causing a fatal explosion on July 22nd 2011 following his bomb attack near […]