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Biography

Anna Verey worked at King’s College London from 2014 to 2017 as a Research Assistant on two KCMHR studies: Support to Families of Wounded, Injured, or Sick (WIS) Service Personnel – An Investigation of Current Service Provision and Potential Gaps (WIS Study) and (Service Parents’ and Adolescents’ Challenges and Experiences Study) (SPACE Study).

Anna returned to King’s College London in 2020 as a Research Assistant on the Armed Services Trauma Rehabilitation Outcome Study (ADVANCE Study).  Anna’s areas of expertise are in rapport-building; data collection; qualitative data analysis; report writing and participant engagement.  

She holds a BSc in Psychology (Goldsmiths) and a MSc in Social Psychology (University of Surrey).  She has also worked as a Research Assistant for UCL (2019-2020, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health) and City University (2018-2019, School of Health Sciences).

Research Interests

  • Post-deployment transition
  • Wounded, injured and sick Service personnel
  • Veterans and their families
  • Serving/ex-serving fathers with post-traumatic stress disorder and their families
  • Creative methods
  • Peer support and co-production  

Expertise & Public Engagement

Anna helped to publish Real Stories, an online gallery of images submitted by military-connected families reflecting family life.  She chairs the ADVANCE Study Participant Panel, which meets bi-annually to offer advice on how to maintain high levels of engagement with participants during this 20-year study of the long-term physical and psycho-social outcomes of battlefield casualties in the U.K.  Outside of her work at King’s College London, Anna trains as a Counsellor Using the Arts (Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education) and volunteers with third sector organisations such as St. Vincent’s Family Project, Westminster and Combat Stress, offering therapeutic sessions to their client base.  

Key Publications

Gillard, S., Simpson, A., Marks, J., Verey, A., et al. (2021). Peer support for discharge from inpatient mental health care versus care as usual in England: an individually randomised controlled superiority trial. The Lancet Psychiatry.

Gillard, S., Banach, N., Barlow, E., Byrne, J., Foster, R., Goldsmith, L., Marks, J., McWilliam, C., Morshead, R., Stepanian, K., Turner, R., Verey, A., White, S. (2020). Developing and testing a principles-based fidelity index for peer support in mental health services. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Services.

J. Langley, R. Wassall, A. Verey, A. Geddis-Regan, P. Brocklehurst, G. J. McKenna, G. Tsakos. (2019). Co-design: a route to utilisation of research in care homes? International Association of Dental Research. ScholarOne Abstracts.

Barlow, S., Verey, A., Simpson, A., Srivastava N., York, W., Lamontagne-Godwin, F., Ellis, M., Simpson, A., Reynolds, A. (2019). An evaluation of the Return to Practice Programme - final report.

Verey, A., Keeling, M., Stevelink, S., Thandi, G., Fear, N. (2017). Support needs of family members of wounded injured and sick UK military personnel. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 163(6):388-393.

Thandi G., Oram S., Verey A., Greenberg N., Fear NT. (2016). The impact of informal caregiving on the intimate relationships of spouses and partners of wounded, injured, or sick (WIS) UK military personnel. Qualitative Health Research, 0:1-7, doi:10.1136/jramc-2016-000679.

Thandi G., Oram S., Verey A., Greenberg N., Fear NT. (2016). Informal caregiving and intimate relationships: the experiences of spouses of UK military personnel. Journal of Royal Army Medical Corps. Published Online First: 01 December 2016. doi: 10.1136/jramc-2016-000679.

Verey, A., Keeling, M., Stevelink, S., Thandi, G., Fear, N. (2016). UK support services for families of wounded, injured or sick Service personnel: the need for evaluation. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps. 162(5):324-325.

Keeling, M., Verey, A., Thandi, G., Stevelink, S., Beaver, K., Charlton, A., and Beckett, A., Fear, N., (2015). Support to Families of Wounded, Injured, or Sick (WIS) Service Personnel - An Investigation of Current Service Provision and Potential Gaps. A report for the UK Ministry of Defence.

Verey, A., and Fossey, M. (2013). Report on Geographically Dispersed Families. Link: http://www.aff.org.uk/linkedfiles/aff/latest_news_information/geographicallydispersedfinalrepro.pdf

Verey, A., and Smith, P. (2012). Post-Combat Adjustment: Understanding Transition. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 4, 4, 226-236.