In 2022 The MPS Foundation funded Lauren Fowler, Alisha Vara and Lillian Ng from The University of Aukland to undertake research into Psychiatric trainees' experience of workplace violence .  That research has now been published in the BJPsych Bulletin ( and identifies three main themes:
(a) That violence is ‘part of the job’, leading to a culture of silence;
(b) empowering trainees to address a sense of learned helplessness; and
(c) conflict embedded within the unique nature of psychiatry.