Research

Veterans and Families Institute

In April 2014 the Veterans and Families Institute (VFI) was established with the intention of carrying out valuable research, policy development, consultation and teaching relating to veterans and military families.

Since its launch the VFI has worked with military charities, Government agencies and departments, the statutory sector and other universities on a range of research and consultation programmes.

Following a comprehensive review, we've identified important areas that have a significant lack of activity, research or evidence-based policies. With a number of national reports calling for better focused research into the impact of military experience on families the need for the development of our institute with a clear focus in this area is even more imperative.

We've identified the following areas as being of particular interest for future research and development:

  • Project Nova

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    Project Nova

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  • Maintaining Independence Study

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    Maintaining Independence Study

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  • Blesma Families Study

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    Blesma Families Study

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  • Early Service Leavers

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    Early Service Leavers

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  • Spousal Employment Support Programme

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    Spousal Employment Support Programme

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  • Veterans Research Hub

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    Veterans Research Hub

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This gap in knowledge has shown that we can establish our position at the forefront of research and development in this poorly understood area.
Matt Fossey, Director
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