Personal profile

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. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The reconciliation of traumatic war memories across the adult lifespan: The relationship between social support and narrative coherence, University of Southampton


Award Date: 10 Mar 2008

Bachelor, University of Southampton


Award Date: 23 Jul 2003

Master, Research Methods in Psychology, University of Southampton


External positions

Visiting Professor, University of West London

1 Nov 2023 → …


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