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Jamie Ferrill

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Doctoral Researcher in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Jamie commenced her PhD studies at Loughborough University in October 2015 following a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in Canada and Master’s degree in Homeland Security Leadership in the USA. Jamie’s PhD focuses on the perceptions from front-line police regarding welfare management; specifically how rank-based organisations can prioritise well-being alongside carrying out public safety duties. This research uses qualitative methodology that focuses on both front-line and strategic ranks in a police force in England.

Jamie has accumulated teaching experience since 2013 as a lecturer in Canada as the lead for BA Criminal Justice modules as well as being a University Teacher at Loughborough in both the School of Business and Economics and the Department of Social Sciences. She also has over 8 years of practical experience as a Border Services Officer (Immigration) and Acting Superintendent with the Government of Canada.

Research Interest:

Jamie’s research interest is focused on organisational behaviour and the application of research in both public and private organisational settings.  With practical and academic experience in this realm, the content of her PhD is aimed at contribution to both practitioners and academia.

 

Research Plan:

Year 1:

  • Literature Review
  • Study Design
  • Ethical Approval

Year 2:

  • Data Collection (Ethnographic)
  • Data Analysis

Year 3:

  • Write-up
  • Submission

 

Supervisors:

  • Professor Christine Coupland
  • Dr Dan Sage

 

Thesis Title/Topic:

'Protecting the Protectors: Leadership, welfare, and engagement in front-line policing'

Featured Publications:

  • Harvey, Jeremy; Ferrill, Jamie; Sundberg, Kelly; Stirling, Bridget and Harmston, Jennie. Contemporary threats of infectious disease pandemics and bioterrorism: An underestimated risk to aviation, border control and national security [online].  Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2014: 21-36

 

Presentations

  • Ferrill, J. (2015). Leadership in government organisations. Home Office: Immigration Enforcement. London, UK.
  • Ferrill, J. (2016). Police leadership: Ambidexterity in practice. Loughborough University Postgraduate Research Conference. Loughborough, UK
  • Ferrill, J. (2016). Police leadership (Poster). British Society of Criminology Annual Conference. Nottingham, UK
  • Ferrill, J. (2016). The impact of leadership styles on officer behaviour and well-being. East Midlands Police Academic Collaboration/Society of Evidence Based Policing Workshop. Lincoln, UK
  • Ferrill, J. (2016). The impact of leadership styles on officer behaviour and well-being. Loughborough University Policing Symposium: Policing Violence, Risk and Resources. Loughborough, UK.
  • Ferrill, J. (2017). Protecting the protectors: Leadership, welfare, and engagement on the front-line. Leicestershire Police Evidence Based Policing Seminar. Leicester, UK.
  • Ferrill, J. (2017). Protecting the protectors: Leadership, welfare, and engagement on the front-line. University of Sussex Crime Research Centre Annual Graduate Conference. Brighton, UK.
  • Ferrill, J. (2017). Protecting the protectors: Leadership, welfare, and engagement on the front-line. College of Policing Showcasing Event. Coventry, UK.