Improving the understanding and approach to domestic violence and abuse
About our research
- The first of its kind in the UK, our cutting-edge research aims to improve understanding of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) perpetration and victimisation among military personnel and their partners.
- We work in collaboration with Kings Centre for Military Health Research - the leading civilian UK centre of excellence for military health research and are funded by the National Institute of Health Research - Europe's largest clinical research funder and Forces in Mind Trust.
- Our aim is to make recommendations to policy makers, NHS commissioners and third sector providers about the type of support or services that are most helpful to this population.
- The prevalence of and risk factors for DVA in serving and ex-serving military personnel, particularly in reference to mental health factors such as PTSD.
- The impact of military life on relationships and barriers to accessing DVA support.
- Attitudes, experiences and practices of professionals within the UK Armed Forces.
- Using research to inform the development of policies and practices in DVA management across the military.
- DVA among spouses and partners of military personnel.
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