Research Index

Australian universities and educational equity for student veterans

This report draws upon a small but growing scholarship on student veterans in Australia. Two recent projects and studies led by La Trobe University in conjunction with the Australian Student Veterans Association (ASVA) (Harvey, Andrewartha, Smith, & Wyatt-Smith, 2018) and…
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Motivational interviewing: Key ingredients associated with taking a step toward employment

This study sought to identify key ingredients of motivational interviewing (MI) associated with taking a step in the direction of competitive employment (CE) for unemployed veterans with serious mental illness (SMI). After controlling for session number, work importance, work confidence…
Snapshot Employment

Snapshot Employment

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…

Positive Futures, Getting Transition Right in Scotland

Empowering all veterans to adapt successfully to civilian life and make informed choices to go on to lead fulfilling lives and realise their full potential is my ultimate aim. But, as highlighted in my paper Positive Futures – Getting Transition…

Support for UK Veterans

The Annual Population Survey of Veterans residing in Great Britain and the Census 2011: Working Age UK Armed Forces Veterans Residing in England & Wales produced by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) provide a range of statistics about the veteran…

Beyond being the best: educating for narrative repair in transition from British Army to ‘Civvy Street’

This thesis presents a military to civilian transition (MCT) autoethnography to highlight the unique nature of military life and work, and how this can complexify a move back to ‘Civvy Street’. It reinforces prevailing research indicating that the total career…

Supporting veterans transition to civilian life through employment

Stable and fulfilling employment is a vital part of a successful transition from the Armed Forces to civilian life. The Government provides an effective career transition package to service personnel leaving the Armed Forces which supports 86%1 into employment. The…

Confident, valued and supported: Examining the benefits of employment support for military spouses

Military spouses face numerous challenges in obtaining employment as a result of their connection to the military. Previous research has linked military spouses underemployment to reduced well-being and satisfaction with military life, which in turn impacts on retention of the…

The RAF Family – experiences from around the world. Survey Highlights Report.

Our online survey identified that RAF Personnel and their families are posted across a wide range of locations worldwide, in a variety of work and cultural contexts. The survey examined motivations for volunteering for overseas Service, experiences of preparing and…

Military Spouse Employment: 5 Recommendations for Removing Barriers to Entrepreneurship

The purpose of this white paper is to describe some of the challenges and barriers military spouses face in starting their own businesses that were outlined in the National Military Spouse Network’s 2018 panel discussion with military spouse entrepreneurs and…