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.
On this page you'll find news, updates, and blog articles specifically relevant to the work and interests of the Defence and Security Psychology Section.
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Member Network Review
Member Network Review Survey Now openShow content
The BPS is currently running a survey of all members to get your views on our current member network structure, and how it might better serve your needs following the current member network review.
We are interested in hearing from you whichever network you are a part of - or if you aren't currently a member of any. We want to know what is working, what isn't and what changes we can make to enhance your membership.
The survey is open until 8 April, and will only take a few minutes to complete. Have your say and help us to continue building a psychological community which delivers for you.
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 and Security Newsletters (Members Only)Show content
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.