Behavioural Health Providers & Post-Deployment Assessment

Research Paper Title Testing the effects of using a behavioural health provider to deliver a routine post-deployment assessment for soldiers returning from combat. Abstract Studies indicate that changes in post-deployment behavioural health care delivery are necessary to improve symptom-reporting and treatment-seeking. Methods The present study compared two behavioural health strategies implemented during the Post-Deployment Health… Read More

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The Impact of Norovirus on the Portuguese Army’s Effectiveness

Research Paper Title Country-wide surveillance of norovirus outbreaks in the Portuguese Army, 2015-2017. Background Gastrointestinal infections are among the most common foodborne and waterborne diseases in military populations, with direct implications in operational efficiency and force readiness. Through the surveillance system of reportable acute gastrointestinal illness in the Portuguese Army, four norovirus outbreaks were identified… Read More

Researching the Politics of Accountability in Studying the British Military

Research Paper Title Researching from the spaces in between? The politics of accountability in studying the British military. Abstract This paper is an exploration of the embodied experience of attempting to occupy the spaces in between collaboration and disengagement in conducting feminist-informed, critical research on the British military, and the ethical questions raised by doing… Read More

Understanding Military Personnel & Social Media

Research Paper Title Blurred lines: intimacy, mobility, and the social military. Abstract This paper, whilst drawing on a wide-scale exploration of social media use within the UK Armed Forces, narrates the visit of two academic researchers to a very particular military space: a Royal Navy warship. It does so in order to experience, question, and… Read More

The Grit Effect & Predicting Retention in the Military

Research Paper Title The grit effect: predicting retention in the military, the workplace, school and marriage. Abstract Remaining committed to goals is necessary (albeit not sufficient) to attaining them, but very little is known about domain-general individual differences that contribute to sustained goal commitment. The current investigation examines the association between grit, defined as passion… Read More

Comparing the Attitudes of the General Population & UK Armed Forces to Mental Illness

Research Paper Title Attitudes to Mental Illness in the U.K. Military: A Comparison With the General Population. Background To compare attitudes to mental illness in the U.K. military and in the general population in England. Methods Using data from a cross-sectional survey of 821 U.K. military personnel and a separate cross-sectional survey of 1,729 members… Read More

Modelling Social Structures in the Regular Combat Arms Units of the British Army (2002)

Research Paper Title Social Structures in the Regular Combat Arms Units of the British Army: A Model. Abstract An original model is presented for describing, analysing, and predicting soldiers’ behaviour in current regular combat arms units in the British Army. It was derived, using social anthropological techniques, during participant observation by a serving British Army officer, and… Read More