Researcher Dr Michelle Jones, of the Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre and Veterans and Families Institute for Military Social Research (VFI), has launched a new research blog, to document and discuss her time in Canada as part of her 2018 Winston Churchill Fellowship.

“There is a lot of fantastic research which focuses on the recruitment and exploitation of children, however there was a dearth of research and information about the moral dilemmas for adult soldiers who encounter child soldiers on the battlefield. With contemporary conflicts being fought amongst and alongside civilian populations, the likelihood of professional soldiers encountering children during military operations has increased.”

Read more about the background to Michelle’s research.

Read Michelle’s introductory blog posts as she prepares for her Fellowship, including travel to Canada.