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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. 

Key themes 

  • 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. 

Interested in participating? 

  • Find out more by reading about our projects below.