Research Index

Military Human: Understanding Military Culture and Transition CPD – course data evaluation 2021

Future transition planning prior to discharge should include adjustment awareness raising and become part of all service leavers and their families’ transition preparation. This may address the concerns many may have prior to leaving the Armed Forces and potentially ‘normalise’…

Support for UK Veterans

The publication of the Armed Forces Covenant articulated the principles of no disadvantage and special consideration; that no current or former member of the armed forces, or their families, should be at a disadvantage compared to other citizens in the…

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in the Brains of Military Personnel

Background: Persistent neuropsychiatric sequelae may develop in military personnel who are exposed to combat; such sequelae have been attributed in some cases to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Only limited data regarding CTE in the brains of military service members are…
Snapshot Housing and Accomodation

Snapshot Housing

Snapshots are designed to aid understanding of the complex issues at play in relation to the Armed Forces, and to support decision-making processes by bridging the gaps between academic research, government and charitable policy, service provision and public opinion. Snapshots…

Snapshot Housing Bullets

Bullets provide the key points of a Snapshot. Snapshots are designed to aid understanding of the complex issues at play in relation to the Armed Forces, and to support decision-making processes by bridging the gaps between academic research, government and…

UK Regular Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey Results 2022

The 2022 Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS) was distributed to a sample of 28,319 trained UK Regular Armed Forces personnel between September 2021 and February 2022 using both online and paper questionnaires. Participants were chosen using (disproportionate) stratified simple…

Nutritional knowledge in British Army recruits during basic training

British Army recruits, in particular standard-entry female and infantry recruits, have poor nutritional knowledge, which did not improve throughout basic training. Better nutritional intervention, especially surrounding carbohydrate and fluid education, is required during British Army basic training to optimise career-long…

Emotional intelligence in military medical officers in the Defence Medical Services

It was demonstrated that military doctors have consistently high EI score, especially at the most junior level. This suggests that traits deemed desirable by the single service selection processes also pertain to high EI without it being specifically measured for.…

Thoracic spinal anaesthesia for abdominal surgery in a humanitarian military field hospital: a prospective observational study

Surgery was performed successfully in 61 patients under TSA (90% female, 53±13 years old). Intraoperative pain scores were low, with a median Numeric Rating Scale score of 0 (IQR 0–2). Surgeon and patient satisfaction scores were excellent. The haemodynamic and…

Injury surveillance in the Canadian Armed Forces: An environmental scan

Introduction: Reducing preventable injuries in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is important to optimize force operational readiness and the wellness and career progression of individuals. At present, timely and accurate CAF injury data have limited availability. The implementation of a…