Study of RAF Aeromedical Evacuation Personnel
Principal Investigators: Sqn Ldr Duncan Sharp, Professor Neil Greenberg,
Professor Nicola Fear
The overall aim of my study is to compare the burden of mental ill health in deployed RAF medics with all other trades in the UK Armed Forces during the current Operation in Afghanistan.
It is proposed that the following hypotheses are examined:
- To investigate whether there are any differences in the health outcomes between RAF medics who operate in the Aeromedical Evacuation role and the psychological health of other RAF personnel using the KCMHR cohort.
- To investigate whether there are any differences in mental health outcomes between Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) medical personnel and other RAF AE staff.
Should hypothesis one or two be upheld then to examine other factors which might help to explain any potential differences found e.g. nature of stressors, differences in cohesion and leadership perceptions.