My research project
Psychosocial hazards and mental ill-health in the rail industry
This project examines the association between a range of exposures that are hazardous to mental health (psychosocial hazards), and scores on measures for PTSD, depression and anxiety, in rail industry workers. The exposures include witnessing and hearing about suicides, being threatened, verbally abused, physically and sexually assaulted. Previous industry led research has suggested that rail industry workers are prone to a higher level of exposure to these incidents. This project builds on industry research by examining the mental health of the workforce in more detail, as well as the association between exposures and mental health outcomes whilst controlling for a wider range of variables than previous studies.