Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes

Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes

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Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, EMDR Consultant, Clinical Neuropsychologist and is currently Visiting Professor of Military Psychological Therapies at Anglia Ruskin University, Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire and Director of the Veterans and Families Institute at Anglia Ruskin University, EMDR Consultant. Jamie specialises in the assessment and treatment of traumatic stress problems. Following a short service commission in the Army, Jamie studied psychology at Birmingham University and University College London, psychopathology at Darwin College Cambridge, clinical psychology at Surrey University and war and psychiatry at King’s College London and trained as a clinical psychologist in the NHS. Jamie has worked in the field of psychotraumatology for 20 years. After an initial 5 years working in the NHS, Jamie worked as a consultant clinical psychologist with the MoD for 12 years, during which time he was the first senior lecturer in military psychology at the newly founded Academic Centre of Defence Mental Health at King’s College London, before becoming Head of Defence Clinical Psychology and the MoD’s first Defence Consultant Advisor in Psychology. He travelled widely to operational theatres including Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan and worked extensively with NATO and Partnership for Peace colleagues. Jamie is an EMDR Consultant and Supervisor and is on the board of EMDR UK and Ireland. He is also a director of the BEtr Foundation and his own mental healthcare consultancy and was a Founder Board Member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society. He is a member of the ESTSS Uniformed Services Task Force and is a patron or honorary president of a number of charities. Jamie has published widely with over 30 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and has lectured on his specialist field of psychological trauma around the world. He is known for making his subject area accessible to all and easily understood, with frequent appearances in the media on BBC 1, BBC News Channel and ITV, BBC radio and in several broadsheet and tabloid newspapers. For more information go to

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