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Craig Jackson

About Craig Jackson

Head of Psychology Division at Birmingham City University
3107, 2013

Are TV dramas glorifying spree-killings?

By |July 31st, 2013|In The News|Comments Off on Are TV dramas glorifying spree-killings?

Professor Craig Jackson asks if real spree-killing incidents are often copied by some individuals who are inspired by news coverage, does it not stand to reason that the dramatisation of spree-killings may also have this power?

Sunday 4 August at 9pm will see Channel 4 broadcast the first episode of a four-part drama, Southcliffe, about an […]

2406, 2013

Hypnotherapy – a ‘stage gimmick’ that could be the secret to a happier workplace?

By |June 24th, 2013|Opinion|1 Comment

Craig A. Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology at Birmingham City University, asks if there is any scope for using clinical hypnosis in the modern workplace.

“For the past hundred years there has been an abundance of evidence that psychological and physiological changes could be produced by hypnotism which were worth study on their own account, […]

3107, 2012

Working at Home during the Olympics and Paralympics: Tens of thousands of Londoners to get Fatter

By |July 31st, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off on Working at Home during the Olympics and Paralympics: Tens of thousands of Londoners to get Fatter

By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology

The tabloids have been quick to label as “skivers” those ten thousand civil servants who have been given permission to work from home when suitable over the Olympic and Paralympic games. Can our understanding of human behaviour in the workplace help us to predict what may happen to […]

902, 2012

MOTHERTRUCKERS – A fly on the windscreen documentary

By |February 9th, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off on MOTHERTRUCKERS – A fly on the windscreen documentary

By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology

Channel 4 will screen a new documentary on Thursday 9th February at 10pm; “an amusing film covering the lives of a group of female truck drivers, working in a male-dominated profession, while juggling family life, domestic responsibilities and trying to stay feminine”. One sentence in and it feels […]

509, 2011

Riots and Morals

By |September 5th, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off on Riots and Morals

By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology.

The five days of rioting and incidents that occurred in the UK provide many with evidence that our cultural morals are at a low point. And why should it not – when large groups of people take part in positive acts, we are quick to reassure ourselves that […]

806, 2011

Televised Begging: The Fairy Jobmother

By |June 8th, 2011|Opinion|4 Comments

By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology.

A new ultra-low in television’s use of the jobless as entertainment, by Channel 4

Last night, Channel 4 screened the first episode in the second series of The Fairy Jobmother. The premise is a simple and tired one – Hayley Taylor is a work “guru” who takes on a […]

605, 2011

Peculiar sentence for nurse found guilty of encouraging serial suicides online reflects our own confusion

By |May 6th, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off on Peculiar sentence for nurse found guilty of encouraging serial suicides online reflects our own confusion

By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology.

A strange sentence for an “internet predator” guilty of encouraging suicide shows the justice system is uncertain about many aspects of online activity.

A former nurse from Minnesota, William Melchert-Dinkel (aged 48) was recently found guilty of aiding and encouraging the suicide of two individuals after meeting them in […]

604, 2011

Empowering or marginalising mental illness?

By |April 6th, 2011|Opinion|2 Comments

By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology.

A dating website (NoLongerLonely.com) is dedicated solely for users with experiences of mental health problems.

While NoLongerLonely.com is no doubt sincere in offering a service to a community that is well aware of the problems and difficulties of functioning and living with mental illness, there is no harm in […]

2503, 2011

Coming face to face with my own personal White Whale

By |March 25th, 2011|Opinion|2 Comments

By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology.

For almost three years I’ve been obsessed with the Golden Gate Bridge and it’s gruesome record of being the number one location in the world for suicides. Last week a teenager survived the fall – even though he only jumped from the bridge for a dare. Today I […]

2802, 2011

Stranded in the desert? Keep 100 dollars in your shoe!

By |February 28th, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off on Stranded in the desert? Keep 100 dollars in your shoe!

By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology.

Recent news about the plight of British oil workers stranded in the Libyan desert reminded me of my own time stuck in a desert-based oil field with nowhere to go, and how deserts can be the strangest places on earth to work.

The news this week reported there were […]