FiMT Research Centre Conference 2024

Research with impact for ex-Service personnel and their families.

Bush House, London, United Kingdom

The Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre Conference 2024 will be an unmissable event, giving a platform to individuals from across service provision, government, and research, presenting current topical evidence involving ex-Service personnel and their families.


Alongside fascinating talks on the day, there will be ample opportunities for networking with professionals from across the sector. Be sure to add this to your calendar and look out for upcoming updates about registration, abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations, and award nominations.


Our theme for the 2024 conference is 'Research with impact for ex-Service personnel and their families’ and will showcase high-quality research with clear pathways to inform practitioners, service providers and decision-makers and advance understanding, policy and practice for the benefit of ex-Service personnel and their families.


Abstract Submissions


We invite submissions of robust and innovative research abstracts involving the Armed Forces community for poster or podium presentations at the FiMT Research Centre Conference 2024.


In line with this year's theme "Research with impact for ex-Service personnel and their families", submissions should:

  • Present robust evidence that advances knowledge and understanding of ex-Service personnel and/or their families, with the potential to inform the development of policies and practices to benefit this community in the future.


Please note that research conducted with in-Service personnel and international Service personnel will still be considered, providing the evidence presented has relevance to UK ex-Service personnel and their experiences.


Click the button below to access our online abstract submission form. This will require making an account.

Submissions will require the following: 

  • A concise abstract for the submitted research (under 250 words)
  • A short impact statement (<50 words) summarising how the submission fits the theme by specifying the real world impact of the submitted research for the ex-Service personnel community and their families. 
  • To select one or more of the transition themes relevant to the submitted abstract


Lifetime Achievement Award 2024



This award recognises an individual who has made a significant and impactful contribution to research involving ex-Service personnel and their families. They will have fostered progress in the field of research through innovation, collaboration, and leadership throughout their career. Their body of work and dedication to research will have made a significant contribution to evidence and knowledge and addressed key issues impacting the ex-Service personnel community.


Research Excellence Award 2024



The Research Excellence award recognises an an individual who has, within the last year, produced markedly high-quality research that will advance our understanding of the experiences of ex-Service personnel and their families and key factors that affect this community. Recognition will be given to high-quality research methodology and conduct and innovative approaches and potential for significant future impact.







  • 09:30 - 10:00 - Registration
  • 10:00 – 10:05 - Welcome
  • 10:05 – 10:20 - Update on the Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre
  • 10:20 – 11:00 - Key Note Talk - Mark Ormrod MBE  
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  • 11:00 – 11:30 - Morning break and networking
  • 11:30 – 13:00 - Morning abstract submission presentations
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  •  Q&A panel with speakers. 
  • 13:00 – 14:00 - Lunch and networking
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  • 14:00 – 15:30 - Afternoon abstract submission presentations
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  • 15:30 – 16:00 - Afternoon Break and Networking
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  • 16:00 – 17:25 - 2023 Award winner's presentations
  • 16:00 - 16:05 – Awards introduction.
  • 16:05 – 16:45 – Professor Anthony Bull, Imperial College London -  Presentation and Questions
  • 16:45 – 17:25 – Dr Rebecca Randles, Arden University - Presentation and Questions
  • 17:25 – 17:30 - Closing remarks
  • 17:30 – 19:30 - Drinks reception and Awards 2024


Click below to register for the FiMT Research Centre Conference 2024. Join us for a day of presentations of impactful research with the potential for real-world change for ex-Service personnel and their families, and networking with a broad range of delegates from across the Armed Forces community. 

Register now


Bush House, King's College London, Bush House, London, United Kingdom

Bush House, at King's College London on the Strand Campus will host the FiMT Research Centre Conference in 2024. Bush House is based in the heart of London, with perfect blend of historical features and all the features of a state-of-the-art event space. The presentations throughout the day will be held in the spacious auditorium, and our drinks reception following the conference will be held in a beautiful eighth-floor venue with outstanding views of the London skyline.

Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG

Nearest tube stations:

  • Temple (District and Circle lines): 2 minute walk.
  • Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines): 10 minute walk,
  • Embankment (District, Circle and Bakerloo lines): 10 minute walk

Nearest train stations:

  • Charing Cross: 9 minute walk
  • Waterloo: 12 minute walk.
  • Waterloo East: 10 minute walk.
  • Blackfriars: 12 minute walk.
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