Members’ bionote

Olatunji Ogunyemi, PhD, is the convener of an international multidisciplinary Journalism Education and Trauma Research Group (JETREG) and Media of Diaspora Research Group (MDRG) at the School of English and Journalism, University of Lincoln, UK. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mass Communication at Bowen University, Nigeria. Ogunyemi is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College (PRC), ensuring that the highest quality research proposals receive funding in accordance with robust and transparent decision-making processes. He is a Senior Academic Mentor in the College of Mentors at the Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA), working to strengthen capacity in teaching, research and mentoring in the social sciences and humanities in African universities. Ogunyemi regularly publishes articles in journals and chapters in edited books and is the founder/principal editor of an academic journal of Global Diaspora and Media.

Lada Price is a journalism educator with more than ten years of teaching experience and a director for education for the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) Lada has designed and developed several initiatives (such as summer schools and international journalism events) aimed to engage and provide aspiring journalists with some theoretical and practical training to equip them with life-saving skills and knowledge for their future careers. She will be examining the qualitative materials from the interviews and safe space event for themes about resilience training and the challenges of embedding it journalism curriculum. Responsible for co-oversight of the interview process. Responsible for co-hosting the safe space event, for designing semi-structured interview grid and piloting it. She has established network with DART Centre, BBC Academy, and NGOs. Responsible for co-writing the research reports.

Roderick Orner is Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln, which awarded his Ph.D. in 2007, and Consultant Clinical Psychologist in private practice. Pre-retirement, from the NHS he worked and researched aspects of adult trauma response and care, especially within emergency and uniformed services. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and hosted the First European Conference on Traumatic Stress in Lincoln in 1988. For many years he also maintained a leading role within the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies of which he was President between 1997 and 1999. He is senior editor of ‘Reconstructing Early Intervention after Trauma’ published in 2003 by Oxford University Press. Current academic activity is centred on CaHRU at the University of Lincoln, its Department of Journalism and writing about problems associated with giving coherent account of consciousness.

Stephen Jukes is Professor of Journalism in the Faculty of Media & Communication at Bournemouth University. He worked as a foreign correspondent and editor for Reuters before moving into the academic world where his research focuses on areas of objectivity and emotion in news with an emphasis on affect, trauma and conflict journalism. He is a trustee of the Dart Centre for Journalism & Trauma in Europe and the Institute for War & Peace Reporting. His latest book is entitled Journalism and Emotion and explores the impact of today’s affective media environment on the practice of journalism, the lived experience of journalists and issues of trauma, moral injury and coping mechanisms.

Jo Healey is the author of Trauma Reporting, A Journalist’s Guide to Covering Sensitive Stories. She introduced Trauma Reporting training to BBC News and Current Affairs and factual programming. She has trained nearly two thousand journalists and media staff working around the world, to become trauma-aware. She has lectured and run Trauma Reporting workshops with students in the UK and US. She is a senior BBC News reporter with more than thirty years’ experience of covering people’s highly sensitive stories. Jo is the CEO of Trauma Work.