Skip navigation

Richard Gettings

Research Assistant

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Richard Gettings

I served within the UK Merchant Navy between 1985-87 and then became a career police officer, in both the Royal Hong Kong Police (1988-91) and UK (South Yorkshire Police 1993-2012). I was injured on duty, diagnosed with PTSD and forced to take medical retirement. I formed the Daparian Foundation as a way of researching PTSD, from the veteran and police perspective, and improving the lives of those diagnosed with PTSD from these communities through lived experience research. The work and development of the Daparian Foundation continues.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Exploring the Role of Social Connection in Interventions With Military Veterans Diagnosed With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Systematic Narrative Review: Systematic narrative review, Gettings, R., Kirtley, J., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Oxburgh, G., Farrell, D., Kiernan, M. 8 Jul 2022, In: Frontiers in Psychology

Psychology MSc August 31 2018

a sign in front of a crowd

Northumbria Open Days

Open Days are a great way for you to get a feel of the University, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the course(s) you are interested in.

Research at Northumbria

Research at Northumbria

Research is the life blood of a University and at Northumbria University we pride ourselves on research that makes a difference; research that has application and affects people's lives.

NU World

Explore NU World

Find out what life here is all about. From studying to socialising, term time to downtime, we’ve got it covered.

Latest News and Features

Lecturer to support Team GB medical needs at Special Olympics in Berlin
Northumbria appoints leading business figures as Visiting Professors
Crime scene
Sustainable condenser tumble dryers
View of the countryside from Richmond, London. People on green grass field near lake during daytime
The Crypt at Newcastle Cathedral
More news
More events

Upcoming events

Grow Your Own – How To Attract, Develop and Retain a Talented Team.
The Building Safety Act and its Implications

Back to top