Professor Jennifer Wood
Co-Investigator, Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre
Jennifer Wood is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.
Jennifer’s research focuses on the many intersections between policing and public health, including changes in how officers intervene with people experiencing health vulnerabilities such as mental illness. She is the North American Editor for ‘Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy’.
As a Co-Investigator of the Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre, Jennifer is working within the research strand on mental health. She is assisting with the design and implementation of a scoping review of innovations in front-line police response as well as an observational study of everyday police work in responding to calls for service involving mental health concerns. She also works with the larger team of investigators to advance the Centre’s comparative research agenda on policing and vulnerabilities.