Leading civilian UK centre of excellence for military health research

Our ongoing research

Frontline UK Staff – if you are UK frontline CV-19 staff, please do join in our anonymous study by clicking here.

Upcoming studies

We are carrying out research of moral injury in veterinarians - if you are a UK registered veterinarian or veterinary nurse, please take part in our anonymous study by clicking here.

Our feasibility study to develop a treatment manual for moral injury- related mental health difficulties is currently underway. If you would like more information on how you can get involved in this research - contact: Dr Victoria Williamson at [email protected]

Our latest publications

Impact on wellbeing

  1. Williamson, V., Stevelink, S. A., & Greenberg, N. (2018). Occupational moral injury and mental health: systematic review and meta-analysis. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 212(6), 339-346. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2018.55
  2. Williamson, V., Greenberg, N., & Murphy, D. (2021). Predictors of moral injury in UK treatment seeking veterans. Child Abuse & Neglect. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104889
  3. Williamson V, Murphy D, Stevelink SA, et al. (2021) Family and occupational functioning following military trauma exposure and moral injury. BMJ Mil Health. doi: 10.1136/bmjmilitary-2020-001770
  4. Williamson, V., Murphy, D., Stevelink, S. A., Allen, S., Jones, E., & Greenberg, N. (2020). The impact of trauma exposure and moral injury on UK military veterans: a qualitative study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11(1),1704554. doi: 10.1080/20008198.2019.1704554
  5. Williamson, V., Greenberg, N., Bowden, G., Rothenfluh, D., Nnadi, C., & Reynolds, J. (2020). The mental health impact of providing spine care during COVID-19. The Spine Journal. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2020.04.019
  6. Greenberg, N., Docherty, M., Gnanapragasam, S., & Wessely, S. (2020). Managing mental health challenges faced by healthcare workers during Covid-19 Pandemic. BMJ, 368.
  7. Williamson, V., Murphy, D., Castro, C., Vermetten, E., Jetly, R., & Greenberg, N. (2020). Moral injury and the need to carry out ethically responsible research. Research Ethics. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1747016120969743

Implications for treatment

  1. Williamson V, Murphy D, Phelps A, Forbes D and Greenberg N. (2021). Moral injury: the effect on mental health and implications for treatment. Lancet Psychiatry. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00113-9
  2. Williamson, V., Murphy, D., Stevelink, S. A., Allen, S., Jones, E., & Greenberg, N. (2021). Delivering treatment to morally injured UK military personnel and Veterans: The clinician experience. Military Psychology. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/08995605.2021.1897495
  3. Williamson, V., Murphy, D., & Greenberg, N. (2020). COVID-19 and experiences of moral injury in front-line key workers. Occupational Medicine. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqaa052
  4. Williamson, V., Murphy, D., Stevelink, S. A. M., Jones, E., Wessely, S., & Greenberg, N. (2020). Confidentiality and psychological treatment of moral injury: the elephant in the room. BMJ Mil Health. doi: 10.1136/bmjmilitary-2020-001534

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