Kate Riley

BBC News

A journalist for more than 20 years, working in radio and TV for the BBC's domestic and International services, Kate Riley first became involved in trauma support as Managing Editor in the Newsgathering Department. As the part of the organisation which is regularly deploying teams to conflict and disaster zones on high risk stories, safety considerations, risk assessments and post assignment debriefs were a daily part of her work. Kate has co-ordinated the BBC's Trauma Risk Management Network for the past five years providing peer-to-peer support across the BBC. In the past few years, Kate has become increasingly interested in the impact of vicarious trauma on teams of journalists, particularly those involved in using social media and User Generated Content as a news gathering tool.

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