About FiMT Research Centre

Role of the Research Centre


In order to provide an accessible and authoritative evidence base on transition from military to civilian life, the Centre has four core functions:

1. A repository of latest academic and policy orientated research and evidence on veterans and their families
2. Provision of advice to FiMT and other stakeholders
3. Production of research outputs on issues of key interest to the sector
4. Running an annual conference

You can currently search the repository for relevant research evidence and resources. Over the next few months it will grow to include additional functions, such as news and events pages.

The Centre will also be innovating new ways to grow its audience, reach, and impact, and aims to facilitate collaboration between researchers, policy makers, service providers, and the ex-Service community.

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About FiMT

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) was founded in 2011 with a £35 million endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund to improve transition to civilian life for Service leavers and their families. Its mission is to enable successful and sustainable transition to civilian life, and the Trust’s strategy is to provide an evidence base that will influence and underpin effective policy making and practice. By funding high quality, credible research where there is an identified gap in relevant understanding, and by then exploiting the findings, FiMT aims to effect positive change.

Visit the FiMT website
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