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Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre Conference 2018

11th October 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Evidence and Policy for Veterans and their Families

The inaugural Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre (FiMT RC) Conference, sponsored by Lord Ashcroft, will focus on research into veterans and their families from the perspectives of academics, policy makers and service providers. The conference will cover the processes, challenges, benefits and impact of research and will highlight opportunities for research funding and collaboration during four concise sessions. There will be plenty of scope for networking, questions and discussion. Speakers include Lord Ashcroft PC KCMG, Tobias Ellwood (Minister for Defence  Personnel and Veterans), Hans Pung (Chair, RAND Europe), Professor Mike Thomas (Vice Chancellor, UCLAN) and Air Vice-Marshal Ray Lock CBE (Chief Executive, Forces in Mind Trust).

FiMT Research Centre Conference 2018 programme for delegates

If you are attending the conference, there is a forum group you can visit to network with other attendees and introduce yourself/your research.

Book your ticket – 11th October 2018

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 on arrival for directions.

Timings and programme

Registration will open at 9am, with the conference starting promptly at 9.30am, followed by lunch at 1pm.  The conference will draw to a close at 5pm, and will conclude with networking drinks.

A full conference programme will be sent to all delegates in advance of the event, and will also be available on this website.

Hotel accommodation

Should you require overnight accommodation, the venue has recommended three hotels nearby:

Doubletree Hilton Westminster

Grange Wellington and Grange Rochester Hotels

The Grange Hotels offer a discounted rate to Church House conference attendees.

Tickets cost £50 per delegate – to book, please click here:

You can find more information about the conference on the Hub here.



Alex Cooper
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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