Grainne "G" Scott
M.S. Sport Psychologist
Police & Public Safety Consulting
Grainne "G" Scott has an extensive sporting background including representing NZ in Lacrosse, and Canterbury in Ice Hockey. She has coached four different sports and worked as a High Performance coach for NZ lacrosse.
Her interest in the mental side of sport saw her complete a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and then a MS in Performance Psychology with distinction. She has spent several years working with teams and individuals of various backgrounds, supporting them with leadership, coaching, mentoring and performance enhancement strategies.
Member of New Zealand Police (since January 2004)
Started as a civilian in Management.
Completed top of class in Detective Training.
Received several promotions: Uniform Sergeant; Detective Sergeant in the Criminial Investigation Branch (CIB); Uniform Senior Sergeant.
Selected to lead the Cognitive Conditioning team at the Royal New Zealand Police College.
Helped develop and apply relevant cognitive conditioning many police group; including, tactical and specialist teams and recruits.
provided individual support and guidance to coaches, leadership teams and other staff members.
Completed a tour where she was posted on a remote island (2009)
As a female manager in a different jurisdiction she was required to lead by influence instead of command.
She was able to implement changes to address low morale, unaccectable work practices and corruption.
She was responsible for supervising, training and mentoring, 3 police stations and over 20 Solomon Island Police Staff.
Oversaw the overall operation of the policy facility.
Participated in the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) Investigation team during the Christchurch Earthquake.
Completed 2 tours, leading teams to support the investigation into the Christchurch Mosque Shootings.
She has successfully won every high court trial as Officer in Charge.
In 2008, she was awarded New Zealand Police sportsperson of the year.
She received 3 awards on completion of her recruit training.
In 2016, she was seconded to Police Nation Head Quarters as Delivery Manager for the roll out of the Police High Performance Program across the organization.
In 2020, she was awarded a Commissioner's Commendation for her investigative work.