Hello and welcome to my tiny corner of the digital world. My name is Gavin.
For over 15 years, I worked in journalism, television and the creative industries, with a modest specialism in hostile, remote and sensitive stories and environments, most frequently for BBC News covering major global events. As a freelance, I also worked on number of international television series, in corporate and government communications, and as a journalism and media trainer. A link to my previous professional life can be found here.
A few years ago I returned to academia in an attempt to combine my academic and professional worlds, and now work in the broad field of psychological research. I have a particular interest in trauma, surviving and thriving in extremis, and radicalisation.
This site is a place for me to explore and develop my own writing and interests when I can, outside of my daily work.
I hold a MA(Hons) in Psychology from The University of Edinburgh and a MSc in War & Psychiatry from the IoPPN at King’s College London. I also have a MA in Television Production from (the then) University College Falmouth. I am proud to be a member of the British Psychological Society, the UK Psychological Trauma Society and the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
This is my personal blog. The views and opinions expressed here do not reflect those of my employer(s) or client(s).