The King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) is the leading civilian UK centre of excellence for military health research and independent of the UK Ministry of Defence. KCMHR draws upon the experience of a multi-disciplinary team and is led by Professor Sir Simon Wessely and Professor Nicola Fear. The purpose of KCMHR is to undertake research investigating military life and the health and well-being of the Armed Forces community, using quantitative and qualitative methods. We aim to conduct high quality research that positively impacts the Armed Forces community and work collaboratively with other academic, charity and government institutions to achieve this.
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KCMHR conducts original and impactful research that aids and supports the Armed Forces community through healthcare provision or policy change within the MoD, the National Health Service and within the Voluntary sector. Our flagship studies include our health and wellbeing cohort study assessing the long-term health of UK Armed Forces, ADVANCE – a 20-year cohort study assessing battle casualties’ long-term health outcomes and our families studies that assess the mental health and wellbeing of adolescents and children of Armed Forces families. Our studies have been used to analyse various military issues, and papers have been published in peer reviewed, scientific journals. Our findings are regularly reported in the press and help shape government policy towards military personnel with our research published in high impact journals such as the British Medical Journal and The Lancet. KCMHR aims for academic excellence, high quality research, and is actively engaged in education and teaching helping to deliver BsC and MsC modules in military health and trauma at King’s College London.