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My research interests concern the psychosocial wellbeing of veterans of the armed forces throughout the lifespan. My work to date has focused on the reconciliation of traumatic war memories and relationship to social support. I have also led funded programmes of research concerning the development of peer support interventions for older veterans and a realist evaluation of a drop in service for veterans. I am also interested in memory and identity in later life, and the use of reminiscence therapies particularly in the context of living with dementia. My current area of research focuses on the role of archaeology in enhancing the mental and physical wellbeing of veterans.
PhD, The reconciliation of traumatic war memories across the adult lifespan: The relationship between social support and narrative coherence, University of Southampton
2004 → 2007
Award Date: 10 Mar 2008
Bachelor, University of Southampton
2000 → 2003
Award Date: 23 Jul 2003
Master, Research Methods in Psychology, University of Southampton
2003 → 2004
Visiting Professor, University of West London
30 Nov 0001 → …
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Developing guidelines for involving people experiencing mental ill-health in archaeological projects
Burnell, K., Everill, P. & Baxter, L.
1/09/20 → 13/08/21
Project: Research › External Project
Makri, E., Burnell, K. & Everill, P., 6 Sept 2023, (Accepted/In press) Well-being through archaeology and heritage: resolving therapeutic unknowns. Darvill, T., Heaslip, V. & Barrass, K. (eds.). Oxford: Archaeopress
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Published conference proceeding › Conference contribution › peer-review
Baumann, J., Biscoe, N., Burnell, K., Lobban, J. & Murphy, D., 31 May 2023, In: International Journal of Art Therapy. 28, 3, p. 142-149 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Everill, P. (ed.) & Burnell, K. (ed.), 2 Jun 2022, Routledge. 304 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Authentic and therapeutic engagement with the past for veterans at Nokalakevi, Georgia, and on Breaking Ground Heritage projects in the UKEverill, P., Murgulia, N., Bennett, R., Lomitashvili, D. & Burnell, K., 28 Jun 2022, In: Arheologia. 2022, 2, p. 53-66 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile91 Downloads (Pure)
Heritage interventions to improve mental health and wellbeing: Developing a programme theory through a realist-informed reviewBurnell, K. & Woodhouse, G., 2 Jun 2022, Archaeology, Heritage, and Wellbeing: Authentic, Powerful, and Therapeutic Engagement with the Past. Everill, P. & Burnell, K. (eds.). Routledge, p. 36-58 23 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Published conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review