Defence and Security is considered to be a domain of overlapping concerns arising from military, political, economic, criminal and legal activities affecting the well-being of the nation.
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Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Defence and Security Psychology Section Reconvened AGM 2021Show content
The Annual General Meeting of the Defence and Security Psychology Section which was held on Friday 12 November 2021 at 12.00pm, was unfortunately not quorate.
Therefore, the reconvened Annual General Meeting of Defence and Security Psychology Section will now be held on Friday 10 December 2021 at 1pm via Zoom
Please download the reconvened AGM notice for Zoom details
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Defence and Security newsletters (members only)
Human Resource Management and Employing Service Leavers, Reservists and VeteransShow content
This special issue of the International Journal of Human Resource Management focuses on the HRM implications in relation to the employment of military Service leavers1 and Reservists including HRM interventions of employers in facilitating their transitions into secure civilian work; making best use of military acquired skills; and supporting workers in reconciling civilian work and military service.
Field ReportsShow content
On 12 April 2019: Dr Mathew McCauley delivered a presentation at the Scientific Meeting of the Irish Society of Military Medicine, which occurred in Belfast on 12 April. A large number of senior military healthcare leaders and clinicians from across the island of Ireland attended the event. A range of clinical topics were addressed by a diverse array of presenters, all of which pertain to the health and well-being of military personnel. Mathew provided an overview of military psychology, operational stress, and the development and sustainment of psychological resiliency in the Armed Forces.
Defence & Security Annual Conference 2021Show content
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 Annual Conference.
It will now take place on Tuesday 4 May 2021 and will be online.
The theme for the conference is Defence and Security Psychology in a Changing World
We will be announcing our Keynote speakers shortly.