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Help-seeking for alcohol problems in serving and ex-serving UK military personnel

Alcohol has a long tradition in the military. Research has shown that alcohol misuse among serving and ex-serving military personnel in the US and UK is increased compared to general population estimates, and that patterns of high consumption continue once…

Executive Summary: Help-seeking for alcohol problems in serving and ex-serving UK military personnel

Alcohol has a long tradition in the military. Research has shown that alcohol misuse among serving and ex-serving military personnel in the US and UK is increased compared to general population estimates, and that patterns of high consumption continue once…

Shaping the Future of Veterans’ Health Care

Members of the U.S. military are at risk for a range of combat-related injuries and hazardous exposures. Although each theater of operations poses its own risks, over the past 50 years, knowledge of measures for reducing the risks associated with…

Experiences of moral injury in UK military veterans

The aims of this research were to examine from both a veteran and clinician perspective: 1) The types of experiences which may lead to moral injury in UK military veterans; 2) The potential risk and protective factors for mental health…

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…

Beyond the Finish Line. Research insights from the Invictus Games longitudinal study

The research, led by Dr Celina Shirazipour, is exploring the long-term physical, psychological, and social impact of sport participation for recovery, and identifying best practices for sport programmes to support the wellbeing of the armed forces WIS community. The research…

Investigating the Efficacy of Equine Assisted Therapy for Military Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Symptomology

A unique approach in trauma-focused psychotherapy is the evolving field of Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT), a nontraditional, experiential methodology centered on the therapeutic benefits intrinsic in equines. While there is a plethora of anecdotal and qualitative studies showing effectiveness, evidence-based…

An evaluation and critical analysis of the impact of the Aged Veterans Fund

There has been research on the numbers and needs of an ageing society yet, relatively little is known about the specific needs of older veterans, and the effectiveness of services specifically developed to meet these needs. In 2016 and 2017,…

Charting a course to support military families navigating service systems for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A qualitative study

Most military families experience mandatory relocation, or posting, several times during their military career. For Canadian military families, who must access provincial or territorial health care systems, maintaining reasonable continuity of care is a persistent issue. Such challenges may be…