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Supporting mission personnel and humanitarian workers worldwide

Our publications

To find out what we have published about supporting mission and humanitarian workers, and about other topics, click on the headings below.


  • Resilience in Life and Faith. Tony Horsfall and Debbie Hawker. Order here from BRF, or contact us for discounts.
  • Download the Resilience Questionnaire in English, Albanian, French, Indonesian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, or Spanish, or Ukranian.

  • Supporting staff during assignments

  • Supporting staff responding to disasters: Recruitment, briefing and on-going care. (Fourth Edition). Debbie Hawker (2011). Click here to order a hard copy.
  • Short-Term Mission Code of Best Practice. Produced by Global Connections working group chaired by Debbie Hawker

  • National staff


  • Hawker, D.M. (2018). Debriefing Toolkit for Humanitarian Workers (13th Edition).
  • Hawker, D.M., Durkin, J., & Hawker, D.S.J. (2010). To debrief or not to debrief our heroes: That is the question. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 18, (6), 453-463.
  • Hawker, D.S.J., Hacker Hughes, J., Tehrani, N., Hawker, D.M., & Yule, W. (2015). Mental health: needs go beyond RCTs. Lancet, 385 (9980), 1832–1833, 9 May 2015.
  • Lovell-Hawker, D.M. (2002). Guidelines for crisis and routine debriefing. In K. O’Donnell (Ed) Doing Member Care Well: Perspectives and practices from around the world. William Carey Library.
  • Hawker, D.M., & Hawker, D.S.J. (2015). What can be learnt from the debriefing controversy? In Tehrani, N. (Ed.). Early interventions for trauma. Proceedings for symposia held on 25 November 2014 and 8 January 2015. Leicester: British Psychological Society: Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Section.

  • Re-entry after assignment

  • Preparing for Re-entry. Debbie Hawker
  • Coming Home. Debbie Lovell-Hawker

  • Expatriate mental health

  • Forbes, K., Jones, M., Lovell-Hawker, D., Moore, J & Pailner, I. (2008). Psychological and psychiatric problems. In Johnson, C., Andreson, S.R., Dallimore, J., Winser, S. & Warrell, D.A. (Eds) Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine. Oxford University Press.
  • Gamble, K., Lovell, D.M., Lankester, T & Keystone, J (2001). Aid workers, expatriates and travel. In J. Zukerman and A.J. Zukerman (Eds) Principals and Practice of Travel Medicine. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Gamble, K., Lankester, T., Lovell-Hawker, D. & Sharp, E. (2013). Expatriates. In J.S. Keystone et al. (Eds) Travel Medicine (3rd edition). Elsevier.
  • Lovell, D.M. (1999). Chronic fatigue syndrome among overseas development workers: A qualitative study. Journal of Travel Medicine, 6, 16-23.

  • Single Mission: Thriving as a single person in cross-cultural ministry

    Single Mission has been written for single missionaries, their supporters, and member care providers.

    Edited by Dr Debbie Hawker and Rev Tim Herbert, it covers the joys and challenges of single missionaries. Thirty women and men have written chapters in order to encourage and assist others. The contributors are from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australasia and North America.

    Please contact us to buy a paper copy or electronic (pdf or epub) version.

    Cross-cultural crisis

  • Lovell, D.M., Hemmings, G. & Hill, A.B. (1993). Bereavement reactions of female Scots and Swazis. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 66, 259-274.
  • Buchanon, S. (2010). Entering another’s world. St. John’s Nottingham. Debbie wrote the section on crises.
  • Lovell-Hawker, D.M. (2004). Cultural adaptation. In J. Keystone et al. Travel Medicine. Mosby.

  • Climate emergency

    Debbie, David & Jamie Hawker (2021). Changing the Climate: Applying the bible in a climate emergency. BRF.

    Autism spectrum disorder

  • Neurodiversity is not just for those we work with. Hawker, D., Muggleton, J., et al. (2022). The Psychologist, February.
  • Hawker, D. (2017). Practising clinical psychology on the autistic spectrum. Clinical Psychology Forum, 294, 9-13.
  • Lovell, D. (2016). The curious incident of a boy's transformation: Helping a child on the autistic spectrum.

    Please contact us to buy a paper copy or electronic (pdf or epub) version.

  • Eating disorders

  • Cooper, Z., Fairburn, C.G. & Hawker, D.M. (2003). Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Obesity: A clinician’s guide. The Guilford Press. Available in several languages.
  • Cooper, Z., Doll, H.A., Hawker, D.M. et al. (2010). Testing a new cognitive behavioural treatment for obesity: A randomized controlled trial with three-year follow-up. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48,706-713.
  • Fairburn, C.G. (2008). Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Eating Disorders. The Guilford Press. (Debbie wrote 10 out of 16 chapters).
  • Fairburn, C.G., Cooper, Z., Doll, H.A., O’Connor, M.E., Bohn, K., Hawker, D.M., Wales, J.A., & Palmer, R.L. (2009).
  • Lovell, D. (1994). Hungry for Love. Inter-Varsity Press.
  • Lovell, D.M. (2000). Lives in the Balance: Recovering from compulsive eating, bulimia and anorexia. Eagle.
  • Lovell, D.M. & Hill, A.B. (1994). Treatment or punishment? European Eating Disorders Review, 2, 192-201.
  • Lovell, D. M., Williams, J.M.G. & Hill, A.B. (1997). Selective processing of shape-related words in women with eating disorders, and those who have recovered. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 36, 421-432.
  • O'Keefe, P. & Lovell, D.M. (1999). Eating Disorder Inventory scores in Russia and Britain: A preliminary comparison. European Eating Disorders Review, 7, 129-135.

  • Service demand and capacity

  • Hawker, D. S. J. (2009). Bibliotherapy and self-help. In Beinart, H., Kennedy, P., & Llewelyn, S. (Eds). Clinical Psychology in Practice. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Hawker, D. S. J. (2007a). How to increase initial attendance at mental health outpatient clinics: A review of opt-in systems and other interventions. Psychiatric Bulletin, 31, 179-182.
  • Hawker, D. S. J. (2007b). Group psychotherapy: Big is beautiful? Clinical Psychology Forum, 175, 41-43.
  • Hawker, D. S. J. (2007c). The case for brief therapy in CAMHS. Clinical Psychology Forum, 173, 29-32.

  • Children's peer relationships

  • Hawker, D. S. J., & Boulton, M. J. (2001). Subtypes of peer harassment and their correlates: A social dominance perspective. In J. Juvonen & S. Graham (Eds), Peer harassment in school: The plight of the vulnerable and victimized. New York: Guilford.
  • Hawker, D. S. J., & Boulton, M. J. (2000). Twenty years’ research on peer victimization and psychosocial maladjustment: A meta-analytic review of cross-sectional studies. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 41, 441-455.

  • Miscellaneous

  • Lovell, D.M., Jones, R.S.P. & Ephraim, G. (1998). The effect of intensive interaction on the sociability of a man with severe intellectual disabilities. International Journal of Practical Approaches to Disability, 22, 3-9.
  • Hawker, D. (2003). Four new trainees. Clinical Psychology, 28, 41-43.

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