Profile

Title: Dr
First Name: Midj
Surname: Falconer
Position: Research Fellow/Associate Lecturer
Telephone: 01224 263156
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ORCID: ORCID Icon http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7350-761X

Dr Falconer is an experienced researcher, with extensive operations and project management experience; with academic establishments, the NHS, statutory and voluntary agencies, and the private sector.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Member of the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
  • Member of the Police (Special Operations) Research Group
  • Member of the Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research

Academic Background

PhD, Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research, Robert Gordon University.

Dr Falconer’s doctorate focused on resilience and well-being in Scottish police officers, and their ability to cope with the demands of contemporary operational policing; which was funded in collaboration with the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR).

Current Research

  • A feasibility and evaluation study to establish the scope for the development of an electronic medication adherence software for better support of medication management [DHI funded].
  • “Resilience and well-being in a Scottish Police Force” [SIPR funded].
  • “Interagency adult support and protection practice of police and health and social care professionals: a realistic evaluation approach” [SIPR funded].
  • “Hostage and crisis incidents: an evidence-based analysis to inform police negotiator training provision” [SIPR funded].

Publications

  • Heyman, I. and Falconer, M., 2017. Law enforcement and public health. Scottish Institute for Policing Research Annual Report 2016. Dundee: SIPR, pp. 57-58.
  • Falconer, M., Alexander, D.A., Klein, S. and Woolnough, P., 2016. An exploration of well-being, resilience and vulnerability factors in Scottish police officers, and outcomes in response to ‘trauma’ exposure. Abstract, The Third International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH). Amsterdam, 2-5 October 2016.
  • Joseph, S., Diack, L., Heyman, I., Klein, S., McCluskey, S., Woolnough, P., Falconer, M., Reddish, A. and MacLean, E., 2015. Interagency adult support and protection practice of police and health and social care professionals: A realistic evaluation approach.
  • Heyman, I., McCluskey, S., Woolnough, P., Klein, S., Joseph, S., Diack, L., Reddish, A. and Falconer, M., 2014. Collaborative vulnerabilities? – understanding the challenges of interagency practice and education to protect those most susceptible to serious harm in Scotland. Abstract, The Second International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH). Amsterdam, 5-8 October 2014.
  • Falconer, M., Alexander, D.A. and Klein, S., 2013. Resilience and well-being in a Scottish Police Force. Dundee: The Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR). Report. 
  • Falconer, M., Klein, S., Woolnough, P. and Alexander, D.A., 2010. Resilience and well-being in a Scottish Police Force. Poster, SIPR Fourth Annual Conference, “Policing in an age of austerity”. Dundee, 14-15 September 2010.
  • Falconer, M., Klein, S. and Alexander, D.A., 2009. Resilience and well-being in a Scottish Police Force. Abstract, International Conference on Coping and Resilience. Dubrovnik, 3-6 October 2009.