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Dr Rachael Gribble is a Lecturer in War & Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. She is interested in understanding how occupation, and the risks involved, impact and influence the well-being of family members such as partners and children, as well as wider family member including parents and siblings.

Since joining the King’s Centre for Military Health Research in 2012, Dr Gribble’s research has covered military families, especially the health and wellbeing of the partners and children of military personnel, family experiences of military life, and public attitudes to the military. The majority of her work is mixed methods, using both qualitative and quantitative studies to better understand the role of occupation in family health.

Research Interests

  • Military Families
  • Military & Veteran Health
  • Family health
  • Women’s health

Research Groups

  • Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
  • Military Health
  • Psychological Medicine


  • Deputy Lead, War & Psychiatry MSc programme
  • Module lead for the MSc War & Psychiatry Civilians and Extreme Trauma and Dissertation
  • Teaches research methods and skills to MSc students
  • Teaches on the BSc Psychology War in the Mind module

Expertise & Public Engagement

  • Co-lead for the SCiP Alliance London Hub, along with the Royal British Legion, to improve educational outcomes for children from military families
  • Organiser and contributor to the annual CIMVHR-KCMHR Invitational Roundtable on Military Families involving academics, practitioners, policy makers and charities
  • Regular and ongoing engagement with key stakeholders in military and military family health throughout research projects, including dissemination and impact
  • Has written articles for newspapers and blogs
  • Regularly presents to a range of stakeholders, including politicians, policy makers, academics, practitioners, medical professionals, military personnel, military charities and military families