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Governor Profile

Jenny Firth-Cozens


Jenny is a clinical and organisational psychologist and has worked between academia and the NHS throughout her career.

She has studied stress in health service staff over many years and its relationship to safety and quality. She studied staff at Omagh after the bombing to find out over time what leads to PTSD, and worked with the King’s Fund looking at enabling compassion in acute services.

On retirement from academia, Jenny worked as consultant here and in Europe; eg, for the National Clinical Assessment Agency, the National Patient Safety Agency and London Deanery as Special Adviser in Education.  She has published over 100 academic papers and chapters, written books such as How to Survive a Career in Medicine (BMJ), and Audit in Mental Health Services; and edited others such as Stress in Health Professionals (Wiley).

Jenny Firth Cozens Hexham