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Research interests

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. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Southampton


Award Date: 10 Mar 2008

Bachelor, University of Southampton


Award Date: 23 Jul 2003

Master, University of Southampton


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Research Output

Dig in: an evaluation of the role of archaeological fieldwork for the improved wellbeing of military veterans

Everill, P., Bennett, R. & Burnell, K., 18 Feb 2020, In : Antiquity. 94, 373, p. 212-227 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Outside the Military “Bubble”: Life After Service for UK ex-Armed Forces Personnel

    Gordon, K., Burnell, K. & Wilson, C., 3 Mar 2020, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 8, 50

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • UK Armed Forces veterans' experiences of belonging and life after service: Qualitative approaches and interventions

    Gordon, K., Burnell, K., Wilson, C. & Binks, E., 2019.

    Research output: Published contribution to conferencePoster

    A Realist Evaluation of a Voluntary Sector Drop In Service for Veterans.

    Burnell, K., Collins, E., Gordon, K., Hadziosmanovic, E., Leonard, A. & Penney, C., 2018

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
  • Exploring the effectiveness of Veteran Outreach Support Portsmouth: A Realist Evaluation

    Burnell, K., 2018.

    Research output: Published contribution to conferencePoster