Dr Jennifer Wild
Professor of Military Mental Health, Phoenix Australia Centre for Post-Traumatic Mental Health, University of Melbourne and the Australian Defence Force, Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford
Jennifer Wild is Professor of Military Mental Health at Phoenix Australia Centre for Post-Traumatic Mental Health, the University of Melbourne and the Australian Defence Force. She is a Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford where she developed evidence-based interventions to prevent the onset and persistence of PTSD and major depression in first responders. Her area of expertise is in developing and evaluating evidence-based interventions for anxiety and stress disorders, and in developing preventative interventions for people at risk of trauma, such as emergency responders and military members. She has worked in an advisory role to the UK Cabinet Office on best practice for developing preventative interventions for high risk occupations. She has written over 80 publications and two books, including a recently published popular science book on resilience, 'Be Extraordinary: 7 Key Skills to Transform Your Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary'. Professor Wild specialises in translating evidence into practice, has co-disseminated first-line interventions for anxiety and stress disorders to the NHS through the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme. She is dedicated to improving treatments so they are more precise and effective, and to reach the people who need them most. Professor Wild regularly appears in the media giving advice rooted in science for preventing the onset and persistence of trauma-related mental health problems.