Liza Jachens

Liza Jachens, MA


PhD (University of Nottingham)

Faculty, Psychology

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Liza Jachens is a researcher and professor in the Psychology Department with a specialization in Occupational Health Psychology. Her projects include determining the health and well-being of humanitarian workers across several international organizations, most notably the United Nations. In this field she has publications on stress and its relationship to heavy drinking and burnout. She also has a publication in the field of infant cognitive development from her time at Royal Holloway, University of London where she helped manage the Royal Holloway Baby Lab. Jachens has taught at several universities, in the UK and abroad, and currently teaches social psychology and communication across cultures at Webster University Geneva.


Baudon, P., Jachens, L. A Scoping Review of Interventions for the Treatment of Eco-Anxiety. Int. J.Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 9636.

Houdmont, J., Jachens, L., Randall, R. and Colwell, J., 2021. English Rural Policing: Job Stress and Psychological Distress Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management. 44(1), 49-62

Houdmont, J. and Jachens, L., 2021. English Police Officers’ Alcohol Consumption and Links with Organisational Job Stressors. The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. (In Press.)

Houdmont, J., Jachens, L.Randall, R., Colwell, J. and Gardener, S., (2020). Stress Management Competency Framework in English policing Occupational Medicine. 70(1), 30-37

Jachens, L. (2019). Humanitarian Aid Workers' Mental Health and Duty of Care. Europe’s Journal of Psychology. 15(4), 650-655.

Jachens, L. and Houdmont, J. (2019). Effort Reward Imbalance and Job Strain: a composite indicator approach. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 16(21), 4169

Houdmont J., Jachens L., Randall R., Hopson S., Nuttall S., Pamia S. (2019). What Does a Single-Item Measure of Job Stressfulness Assess? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(9):1480.

Jachens, L., Houdmont, J., & Thomas, R. (2019). "Effort Reward Imbalance and Burnout among Humanitarian Aid Workers." Disasters 43(1), 67-87.

Jachens, L., Houdmont, J., & Thomas, R. (2018). "Work-related stress in a humanitarian context: a qualitative investigation"Disasters 42(4),619-634.

Jachens L., Houdmont J., Thomas R. (2016), "Effort-Reward Imbalance and Heavy Alcohol Consumption Among Humanitarian Aid Workers", Journal on Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, November, Vol. 77, Issue 6, pp. 904-913.

Shinskey, J.L., & Jachens, L.J. (2014). Picturing objects in infancy. Child development, 85(5), 1813-1820.