Injured Veterans’ Experiences of Transition

The ADVANCE-INVEST study is a subsidiary of the core ADVANCE Study. It is a long-term project which investigates the transitional experiences and outcomes of battlefield casualties who have transitioned from military to civilian life, comparing them with other transitioning personnel. 

The ADVANCE-INVEST team are working to identify factors that facilitate good transition outcomes (in terms of health, well-being, and economic stability) as well as identifying factors associated with poor outcomes. By considering both the situation of the individual and the resettlement, health-related and other support services provided to them, recommendations will be made to best support for transitioning individuals (particularly battlefield casualties and those with service-related disability) from the perspectives of policy, practice, and service delivery. Recommendations will include identifying specific groups at risk of poor transition, the relative impact of different aspects of mental and physical health on transition outcomes, and how much casualty evacuation impacts on long-term transition outcomes, in particular how much health service provision mitigates impact of health problems.

The ADVANCE-INVEST team is led by Professor Nicola Fear.  Nicola is Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the King’s Centre for Military Health Research, alongside Sir Simon Wessely. Dr Howard Burdett, a Research Fellow and Anna Verey, a Research Assistant, make up the rest of the ADVANCE-INVEST team.  

ADVANCE-INVEST is funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT). 

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