Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

British firefighter, psychologist and writer @

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter since she was eighteen years old. She is now one of the most senior female firefighters in the UK.

After becoming homeless at fifteen and leaving school at sixteen, she sold The Big Issue to escape poverty. She credits the magazine with saving her life. At eighteen, she joined the fire service in Wales. While climbing the ranks, she studied at the Open University and then at Cardiff University, eventually completing a PhD in Psychology. Her subsequent research into incident command in the emergency services has not only won awards but has also influenced policy at a global level. Sabrina was recently conferred as an Honorary Fellow at Cardiff University.  Her first book, The Heat of the Moment, was published in April 2019 and has been optioned for TV by Kudos TV. She is now an ambassador for The Big Issue.

She lives with her husband and daughter in London.