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Dr Jacqueline Rappoport, PhD, MPA, MSCJ, PGCap, PGDip, PGCert, FHEA, BCHSP, GMBPsS



Twitter: @Jackrappoport


Jack is a non-clinical lecturer on several clinical MSc programmes within Queen Mary University of London. Such programmes include the MSc in Trauma Sciences, Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine and Paediatric Trauma Sciences. Prior to joining Academia, Queen Mary and the Centre for Trauma Sciences (C4TS), Jack worked in forensic mental health and child protection roles for over 20 years with a focus in Trauma Recovery (C-PTSD and PTSD). Her clinical background is in Counselling Psychology, having been a licensed and practicing Counsellor for over 20 years. Jack works as a pluralistic Counsellor with experience working with Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy approaches. In addition to her professional role, Jack sits on several committees including the Military Education Committee as Chair.

Jack’s PhD research background is in Qualitative Research from an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis and Thematic Analysis approach exploring the relationship between trauma in childhood, military service and serious offending for male veterans incarcerated in the UK.  

With an interdisciplinary PhD exploring the lived experiences of incarcerated veterans in Scotland, Jack also holds several additional postgraduate qualifications including a PGCap in Academic Practice, a PGDip and PGCert in Counselling Psychology, an MSc in Criminal Justice (MSCJ), and a Master's in Public Administration (MPA) with additional qualifications in Group Facilitation and Training. She is a Fellow of the HEA, registered with the British Psychological Society and is a Board Certified Counsellor and HSP.   

Previous teaching experience includes teaching in Research Methods, The Management of Stress and Tension (Nursing), Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, and Understanding Social Change.


Research Methods


Research Interests:

Research experiences are held in the field of Sociology, Criminology, and Psychology with a primary focus on veteran mental health within forensic settings. Current research interests include the relationship between TBI and violence/emotional dysregulation, supporting desistance amongst the sexual offender population from a public health perspective, supporting veterans with desistance, and identity formation amongst young people with experiences of ACE's and military service. 

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