Do Extra Hours Lead to Higher Productivity?

The simple answer is no. Extra hours do not lead to higher productivity. An analysis of figures from the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries, in 2013 found a negative correlation between GDP per hour and the number of hours worked across member countries. Causation is unclear, it may be that workers in richer… Read More

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Military Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

Research Paper Title Offending behaviour, health and wellbeing of military veterans in the criminal justice system. Background A small but significant proportion of military veterans become involved in the criminal justice system (CJS) after leaving service. Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services aim to identify vulnerable offenders in order to provide them with the health/welfare support… Read More

The UKs Defence People Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy

The health (physical and mental) and wider well-being of Service personnel people contributes directly to operational capability and, as such, is a high priority. The Chief of Defence People seeks to create the conditions for Service personnel to enjoy a level of health and well-being that maximises the capacity of people for work and this applies… Read More

What is the Number of UK Military Personnel who Failed at least one Fitness Test?

Between 01 June 2014 and 31 May 2015: 588 UK Regular Royal Navy (RN) personnel (in service as at 01 June 2015) failed at least one fitness test. This constituted 3% of personnel in service as at 01 June 2015 that took at least one fitness test during the period. 4,339 UK Regular Army personnel… Read More

Linking Health Behaviours & the Development of Diseases in a Military Population

Research Paper Title Predicting how health behaviours contribute to the development of diseases within a military population in the Hungarian Defence Forces. Background Recent legislative amendments in Hungary have resulted in the possibility for early retirement being abolished in the Hungarian Defence Forces. The retirement age for professional soldiers has also increased to 65 years,… Read More

Does Standing Up Produce Sharper Minds?

Office desks at which you stand are all the rage. Abundant evidence suggests that sitting down for long periods is bad for health, and that working standing up is thus better for you. But is it better for the job? A piece of research just published in Psychological Science by Yaniv Mama of Ariel University,… Read More

Responding to Trauma at Sea

Research Paper Title Responding to Trauma at Sea: A Case Study in Psychological First Aid, Unique Occupational Stressors, and Resiliency Self-Care. Abstract The U.S. Navy deploys Special Psychiatric Rapid Intervention Teams (SPRINT) to sites of military disasters to assist survivors and the command. SPRINT functions primarily as a consultant to help commands effectively respond to… Read More