FiMT Research Centre Conference 2022: Research from the Four Nations (England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland)
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March 24 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre Conference 2022: Research from the Four Nations (England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland)

24 March 2022

The third Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre (FiMT RC) Conference will focus on “Research from the Four Nations (England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland)”.  Speakers will include a range of experts bringing together policy, research and the ‘lived experience’ to provide unique and rounded perspectives on significant issues of interest. We look forward to welcoming you to this special opportunity to network with others from different sectors working in the field, including academia, the charity sector, military and government.

Location and directions

The conference is taking place in the Hoare Memorial Hall at Church House, Westminster.

The Hoare Memorial Hall is on the first floor of Church House and will be signposted from the ground floor reception.  Lifts are available.  For disabled access to Church House, please use the entrance on Great Smith Street.


There is a cloakroom available on the lower ground floor of Church House – please ask at reception for directions.

Timings and programme

Registration will open at 9.30am on Thursday 24 March, with the conference starting promptly at 10am.  The conference will draw to a close at 5pm, and the day will conclude with an early evening drinks reception and the opportunity to network with fellow delegates.

A copy of the full programme is available here

Below is an indication of the confirmed conference sessions and speakers. There will be an opportunity for audience questions at the end of each session:

Session 1 – Scotland: Housing

Chair: Prof Beverly Bergman (Glasgow Uni)

Speaker (overview/strategy): Charlie Wallace (SVC)

Speaker (low need/numerous): Kevin Gray (VHS)

Speaker (high need/vulnerable): Martin Nadin (SVR)

Session 2 – Wales: CJS

Chair: Dr Ola Olusanya (Aber Uni)

Speaker (Research): Dr Nikki Lloyd Jones (Glyndwr Uni)

Speaker (IOM/SToMP): Louise Forman

Speaker (Mil/civ offending): Maj Rob Denman (HMP Swansea/MCTC)

Session 3 – Northern Ireland: Social Prescribing/Peer Support

Chair: Liz Brown (NIVSO)

Speaker (Reading Force): Rev Prof Alison Baverstock

Speaker (Defence Gardens Scheme): Col (retd) Sally Coulthard

Speaker (Therapeutic model making): Dr Art O’Malley

Session 4 – England: Health/Well-being

Chair: Andy Bacon (NHS)

Speaker (MH/suicide): Prof Matt Kiernan (Northumbria)

Speaker (EDI): Prof Matt Fossey/Dr Lauren Godier-McBard (ARU)

Speaker (Physical Healthcare): Mr Shehan Hettiaratchy (Imperial)



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If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Caroline Tapper:


Hoare Memorial Hall, Church House, Westminster, London
The Conference Centre, Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster
London, SW1P 3NZ United Kingdom
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