Veterans and Families Institute for Military Social Research

About the Person

We carry out research, policy development and consultation on the impact of military service on veterans and their families.

Our academics work across disciplines including sociology, psychology, social policy, education, social work, nursing and ethics. Visiting Fellows provide additional expertise in psychiatry, clinical psychology and criminal justice.

Since our inception, we’ve published reports and academic papers relating to both commissioned research and to areas of specific research interest.

Our research team has a growing domestic and international profile and is involved in NATO research on military to civilian transition and sexual violence, as well as collaborative work with universities from the Netherlands, United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

We’re represented on a number of national expert groups including the Confederation of Service Charities (COBSEO) cluster groups on Criminal Justice, Foreign and Commonwealth Personnel & Families and Research, as well as the NHS England Veterans Mental Health Round Table Group. We are also proud to host the Forces in Mind Research Centre and Veterans & Families Research Hub, a jointly-funded project to develop an online research repository and collaboration environment.

More information on VFI projects is available on our website


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Research Interests

  • Education / Training
  • Employment
  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health
  • Well-being
  • Criminal Justice System / Legal
  • Transition
  • Families & Relationships
  • Wounded, Injured & Sick
  • Early Service Leavers
  • Ageing Veterans
  • Research
  • Gender

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