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Service Parents' & Adolescents' Challenges & Experiences Study

Principal Investigator: Professor Nicola Fear

Project Co-ordinator: Melanie Chesnokov

Research Assistants: Nathan Parnell, Kristy Rye, Anna Verey

Research Administrator: Bonnie Parker


The purpose of this study is help understand the impact of military life and deployment on the health and well-being of children of both former and serving UK service personnel. This study is a follow on from similar research conducted with children of military fathers (the KIDS Study). This time the team are visiting fathers and their families to explore in more detail at how things are today for military families. This will allow us to have in-depth information to reinforce what we have at present. This can then help policy makers and service providers to better understand issues currently facing the defence community. By providing detailed insight into the experiences of military families, our research may influence how best to further support military fathers together with their children and partners.


This study runs until September 2016. This project is run by King’s College London, and is funded by the United States Department of Defense. The study protocol has been approved by three ethics committees:

1)      King’s College London Ethics Committee (Ref CREC/14/15-01)

2)      Ministry of Defence Research Ethics Committee (Ref 654/MODREC/15)

3)      United States Department of Defense Institute Review Board (Ref A - 17980)


To access our signposting booklets detailing sources of support clink on the links to the right.

Click here for the previous research newsletter (KIDS study).


Contact details

Telephone: 020 7848 0230



King’s Centre for Military Health Research

Weston Education Centre

10 Cutcombe Road



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