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    • Forces.net Reading Suggestions
      The Forces News website recently made some suggestions of books to read and posted some extended reading pieces to introduce the subject matter around each book. These suggestions may be good for those who enjoy reading about military history. The SAS and Paddy Mayne – The Man Behind The Legend Book: Hamish Ross, ‘Paddy Mayne:…

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Book Corner

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    • Book Corner
      Suggestions of books to read – from and for the Hub’s user community. From fiction to fact book, memoirs, academic texts, poetry, plays, there are many different types of literature that explore the varied facets of the Armed Forces.  These reading suggestions are related in some way to the Hub’s themes and topics and include…

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Book Corner

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    • Book Corner: Directory of Recommendations
      Attached to this post is the directory of recommendations. We have some excellent suggestions from Jim McDermott to start us off in Book Corner – thank you Jim, I look forward to working my way through your suggestions. It seems for now that the best way to display the recommendations are in a Word doc…

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Book Corner

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    • Research Funding Proposals
      Hi all, We would like to be able to share examples of research funding proposals to share good practice and assist those who are considering applying for funding. Here are some links to what we have found so far, although these examples are not directly relevant to themes relating to veterans and their families. We…

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Relationships / Perception / Communication

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    • Wellbeing and transition
      Evidence is emerging from Canada (Life After Service Study) the USA (the Veterans Measurement Initiative) and Australia (Transition and Wellbeing Research Programme) about the wellbeing of service personnel during the peri-transition period. What do we know though about wellbeing and transition in the UK context? To date, most of the work has focused on the…

      Started by: Matt Fossey in: Well-being

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    • Employment and Transition
      Many of us are aware that securing appropriate employment is a big part of the transition process that people undergo when they leave the military. Is anybody currently researching in this area? What can we do to help people find the right employment?

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Employment

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    • Education Research
      Is anybody currently conducting research into education within a military context? Would be really interested to hear more, as I am definitely in support of education as a powerful tool for changing lives, but have to say I don’t know a great deal about it in relation to the military. Apart from what I assume…

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Education

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    • CIMVHR Forum 2019
      Hello all, So, who is going to the CIMVHR Forum in Ottawa-Gatineau this year in October? CIMVHR is a key international conference to attend for anyone who works in fields relating to or involving veterans and their families. The Forum works to engage existing academic research resources, facilitate new research, increase research capacity and foster…

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Site Matters/Other

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    • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
      We have just completed our first review report on mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) in Service Personnel. This report analyses: -the definition and classification of the condition. -its prevalence rates, specifically in relation to the US, the UK and Canada. -its markers and long-term consequences. -its comorbidity with other disorders. -approaches towards treatment. The report…

      Started by: The Health of Veterans’ Research Team in: Physical Health

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    • Snapshot Military Families
      New Snapshot and Bullets summary published today on military families, from colleagues at the FiMT Research Centre. All available Snapshots, Bullets and Animations can be found on the Research Summaries page. Have a read and we’d love to know what you think. Thanks

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Snapshot Feedback

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    • Snapshot Housing Animation
      Hi all, Today the VFR Hub launches our first animation video, which outlines key facts and figures related to housing for the UK’s Armed Forces community. The video serves as an introduction to Snapshot Housing, which is a plain language summary of research and evidence relating to the UK Armed Forces and veteran community. This video…

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Housing

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