Miss Anna Verey
Anna works as a Research Associate on the Armed Services Trauma Rehabilitation Outcome Study (ADVANCE study), where she leads the qualitative component of ADVANCE-INVEST (a long-term project investigating the experiences and outcomes of battlefield casualties who have left the military).
Anna worked at the King’s Centre for Military Health Research, King’s College London from 2014 to 2017 as a Research Assistant on two 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). She was then employed as a Research Assistant in the School of Health Sciences, City University on a Randomised Controlled Trial of peer support, for which she managed the East London site. Consequently she worked at UCL in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health on a feasibility study to improve the oral health of older adults in care homes.
As a researcher, Anna is particularly interested in: rapport-building; non-traditional qualitative and creative research methods; mixed methods; participant engagement and participant-led research inquiries.
She holds a BA in Fashion and Textile Design (Leeds University), a BSc in Psychology (Goldsmiths), a MSc in Social Psychology (University of Surrey) and a diploma in Counselling Using the Arts (Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education).
- 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.