Dr Liz Royle
Dr Liz Royle is an international author and speaker with clinical experience of working across the full range of psychological trauma be that responding to traumatic incidents or working therapeutically with PTSD and historical trauma. She is a psychotherapist and EMDR Europe approved consultant and was the lead person for the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) Managing Trauma in the Uniformed Services task force for 8 years.
She has substantial experience of the strategic management of trauma and proactive interventions for high risk organisations. Her professional experience of trauma was cemented during her time as Senior Welfare Officer for Greater Manchester Police providing psychotherapy and 24/7 critical incident interventions to police officers. In that role, she was the specialist liaison for Gold Control, firearms, Child Protection, Witness Protection Officers and Major Armed Control Unit. She developed post-incident procedures for major incidents in the police service and managed responses to major incidents such as line of duty deaths and multiple fatalities.
Since leaving the police service in 2004, she took her skills and knowledge into the private, corporate and voluntary sectors. Dr Liz Royle has written Trauma Support policies for City Councils, Police Forces and security companies and provided strategic and crisis response support to organizations affected by the 7/7 bombings, the 2004 Tsunami and groups affected by disaster, deaths and accidents.
She co-created the early intervention programme Power to Recover®.