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Dr David Jackson

Dr David Jackson is a former Royal Marine and during this time he served in Northern Ireland and the Falklands war. He was diagnosed with PTSD from his experiences of war. After a medical discharge from the Royal Marines in 1995 he trained as a counsellor and life coach and has worked within the profession for 14 years.

He studied psychology with the Open University and graduated in 1995 with a BSc (Hons). In 2002 he completed his MA in counselling studies at the UEA writing an autoethnographical exploration of his PTSD. In 2010 he graduated from the University of Bristol completing his EdD. His dissertation was called Seven days Down South: a war story and uses film, photos, poetic representation, song and artefacts from the past as a representation of his story and the narratives of war veterans. Dr David Jackson is an expert in the social and cultural aspects of war veterans living in society.

David is the Co Director of Veteran to Veteran (Turning it around) a community interest group whose aim is to better the lives of war veterans and their dependants throughout the UK through furthering the understanding of the cultural and social difficulties for War Veterans and families within society through workshops and seminars and through research and publication. He was an academic consultant for the Lord Ashcroft's Veterans Transition Review.