These pages provide a 'who's who' of UK research centres and researchers conducting research with Serving and ex-Service personnel and their families, including detail of their specific areas of focus and expertise. The purpose of these pages is to connect researchers with shared interests and orientate service providers and policy makers to who is doing research in key areas of interest. If you would like your information added to this page please email [email protected].
London, United Kingdom
Amber is currently a final year PhD student funded by The Colt Foundation and situated in KCMHR, King’s College London. Amber’s PhD work sets out to explore adjustment disorder in the UK Armed Forces population. Using a mixed-methods approach, Amber aims to provide a profile of what an adjustment disorder looks like for Armed Forces personnel and veterans, to identify potential factors associated, and outline clinical and occupational outcomes. Amber also teaches on the Psychology BSc programme and contributes to the development of undergraduate modules. Her research interests are mostly in occupational mental health, mental health interventions, mental health implications for ethnic minorities and ethnic minorities experiences in the military.
London, United Kingdom
Anna is a Research Associate at KCMHR where she currently leads the qualitative component of ADVANCE-INVEST, a long-term project investigating the experiences and outcomes of battlefield casualties who have left the military. She has previously worked on KCMHR 'Support to Families of Wounded, Injured, or Sick (WIS) Service Personnel – An Investigation of Current Service Provision' Study and 'Potential Gaps and Service Parents’ and Adolescents’ Challenges and Experiences' Study. Anna is particularly interested in post-deployment transition, veterans and their families, peer support and co-production, Serving/ex-Serving fathers with PTSD and their families, and WIS Service personnel.
- King's Centre for Military Health Research, King's College London
London, United Kingdom
Bethany Croak is a PhD student and researcher at the King’s Centre for Military Health Research. Bethany worked in NHS mental health services before joining King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR), King’s College London, four years ago. She has collaborated on various research projects focusing on the mental health of ex-Armed Forces personnel. Bethany is currently working as a research assistant on a project that aims to identify barriers to female veterans making a successful transition into civilian life. Bethany’s PhD focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health, well-being and occupational outcomes of lower-paid NHS staff and her research interests include occupational mental health and healthcare inequalities.
London, United Kingdom and Washington D.C., United States
BRAVO VICTOR is an international, not-for-profit scientific research organization which works through research and evidence, towards a vision of Victory Over Blindness. Their mission is to accelerate research and explore innovations to prevent, reduce or reverse the impact of visual impairment and related conditions and disabilities, helping veterans and other people to live well with these impairments. This is achieved through the advancement of health and social care for the public benefit and the promotion, conduct and distribution of research for practical application.
Redditch, United Kingdom
Bruce served nearly 27 years as a soldier and officer in the British Army, before becoming a leadership lecturer in Further Education for 2 years. Bruce is currently a Level 7 Senior Leader Development Coach and completing a Professional Doctorate in Education with the University of Portsmouth. He is a Chartered Companion of CMI, Fellow of the Institute of Leadership, Fellow of IoSCM, FIEDP, and Chartered MCIPD. His research interests are in how military and veterans can contribute to education post-service. Bruce has a provisional agreement for this research to help evidence towards the Office for Veterans' Affairs employment policies and the Education and Training Foundations future strategies.
- Impact Futures UK and University of Portsmouth
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Cardiff University Traumatic Stress Research Group
Cardiff, United Kingdom
The Traumatic Stress Research Group is an interdisciplinary team with a mission to improve the health and well-being of individuals exposed to traumatic events. The organization aims to improve understanding of traumatic stress through high-quality, externally funded research, as well as develop effective and cost-efficient interventions for individuals experiencing psychosocial difficulties after traumatic incidents. They also aim to build strong interdisciplinary global collaborations, increase research capacity in the traumatic stress field, and disseminate evidence-based knowledge.