Critical Incidents and Trauma Memories

“We have learned that trauma is not just an event that took place sometime in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on mind, brain, and body. This imprint has ongoing consequences for how the human organism manages to survive in the present."

Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score


Bespoke training developed for you

OverSights' has a proud history of working with clients to produce training interventions tailored to the unique operating demands of organisations.

Services at
affordable prices

OverSights' specialises in developing courses that are grounded in current scientific and educational recommendations.

Courses that are designed
 for you

OverSights' delivers training to UK police forces and  military personnel in addition to supporting companies working with asylum seekers and migrants. 



What we do

OverSights' provides education and scientific insight into brain function during emergency situations, we explain how trauma can impact recall and accurate memory of the experienced event. Unlike other forms of psychological disorders, the core issue in trauma is reality and a persons personal experience of an event - their sense making.




We work with you to develop what you need


Sensitivity and trust is essential 


We remain flexible and place your needs first

Our promise


Fast, reliable 

Training and course development is delivered by subject matter experts in the specific disciplines of welfare, law and trauma.



OverSights' provides expert witness review in relation to the police use of force, that may have resulted in death or serious injury to members of the public.


The knowledge and experience provided by OverSights' stems from over 30 years of critical incident exposure both within the UK, North America and Ukraine. Expert witness evaluation is frequently provided for inquests and police misconduct hearings.

Training packages for trauma and suicide intervention have been developed from real life exposure to critical events in conflict zones and  first response to emergency situations. 



Expert Review


OverSights' was established in 2008 and has consistently provided impartial reviews for critical incident reconstruction as well as developing new training curriculums for companies.

OverSights' provides expert opinion and also signposts lawyers to top international academics who can assist in preparation for legal reviews.

Current Courses

Bespoke to you

Post Incident Procedure

Vicarious Trauma

Suicide Intervention

Domestic Abuse

Behavioural Science in Critical Incidents


Customer Support

Please get in touch

As a leading company in the delivery of trauma training and mitigation, we are here to support you and help develop interventions for your organisation as well as providing expert testimony for critical events.


David is an accomplished teacher, researcher, and subject matter expert on memory formation during high stress events. He has co-authored and jointly published several academic papers exploring memory error and decision making under acute stress (see below).

His critical incident training presentations surrounding memory distortion and perceptual error are keenly sought across the UK and internationally; he worked for 5 years in Ukraine, as part of the psychological support team to the Special Monitoring Mission prior to the Russian invasion. 

His knowledge surrounding trauma and critical memory formation helps safeguard both individuals and organisations from the aftermath of legal and media challenges. He regularly advises at police misconduct hearings and also inquest preparation as an expert witness.





Address:    7 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR

Company Number  06574223

VAT Number 855869832

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