Roderick J. Orner  Platinum Member

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Apartment 514 Witham Wharf
Brayford Street, Lincoln, LN5 7DL


Personal injury, traumatic stress, post traumatic stress disorder assessment and treatment, emergency and uniformed services, clinical negligence, trauma in maritime settings, yachting, sailing, diving, cruise ships, drowning, psychological therapy, counselling, fear, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, seasonal affective disorder


Ph. D. awarded by University of Lincoln, UK in 2003 M. Sc (Clin Psych) awarded by University of Birmingham, UK in 1975. Brief CV. I held the position of Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust until October 2007. I am Visiting Professor in Primary Care Psychology at the University of Lincoln which awarded my Ph.D in 2005. My main clinical responsibilities comprised of providing specialist assessment and therapy clinics for patients with a range of psychological adjustment difficulties; especially following exposure to traumatic events. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist With Clinical Scientist status and Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Formal qualifications include Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Wales, Cardiff , Master of Science (Clinical Psychology) from Birmingham University and Certificate of Studies in Dynamic Psychotherapy from the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London. Since 2010 I am a registered Specialist Clinical Psychologist for Treatment of Adults with the Norwegian Psychological Society. Psychotraumatology has been an area of special clinical and research interest since the mid 1980s.

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I conducted research and published a number of articles on British Falklands War Veterans, European War Veterans and the provision of psychological support services for emergency responder groups exposed to trauma in the workplace. I hosted the First European Conference on Traumatic Stress in Lincoln in 1988 and maintained a leading role within the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies of which I was President between 1997 and 1999. I am senior joint editor of 'Reconstructing Early Intervention after Trauma' published in 2003 by Oxford University Press. My authored book 'Finding Ways To Change Habits And Repeat Less Often' is in its final draft. Research interests pursued within Professor A. N. Siriwardena's team at the University of Lincoln include improving quality of primary and pre hospital care services. Since 2008 I am Director and Lead Clinician for ForceMajeureMaritime, a specialist service with a global remit for major or traumatic events within the maritime industries.

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