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Our top researchers

Prof Nicola Fear

Director - King's Centre for Military Health Research

Dr Sharon Stevelink

Dr Sharon Stevelink is a Reader in Epidemiology and she is part of the Department of Psychological Medicine and the King’s Centre for Military Health Research.

Prof Neil Greenberg

Neil is an ex-military academic, occupational & forensic psychiatrist. He has led on Occupational Psychiatry for the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the World Psychiatric Association.

Dr Marie-Louise Sharp

Marie-Louise is a Senior Research Fellow at KCMHR. She is a mixed methods researcher in psychological medicine who researches mental health & wellbeing in the Armed Forces and Emergency Responders

Daniel Leightley

Lecturer in Digital Health Sciences

Prof Sir Simon Wessely

Director - King's Centre for Military Health Research

Prof Dominic Murphy

Director - King's Centre for Military Health Research & Head of Research at Combat Stress

Charlotte Williamson

Charlotte is a PhD student at KCMHR. Her research interests include self-harm and suicidality, military mental health, and using digital technology in mental healthcare

Dr Rachael Gribble

Dr Rachael Gribble is a Lecturer in War & Psychiatry. Her research focuses on how occupation impacts and influences the well-being of families, including partners, children, parents and siblings.

Dr Laura Rafferty

Laura is a Post-doctoral Research Associate at King's Centre for Military Health Research. Her research focuses on understanding and supporting the mental health of the Armed Forces community.

Anna Verey

Anna works as a Research Assistant and part of the ADVANCE Study team. She has an interest in mixed-methods, innovative data collection methods and the effective dissemination of study findings.

Grace Williamson

Grace is a Study Coordinator at King's Centre for Military Health Research.

Bethany Croak

Bethany Croak is a PhD student and research assistant. Bethany’s PhD focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health, wellbeing and occupational outcomes of lower-paid NHS staff.

Daisy Tuckwell

Daisy is the Research Centre Coordinator for KCMHR.

Dr Gemma Archer

Gemma is a Research Associate at KCMHR. She is an epidemiologist investigating the long-term mental and physical health of military service personnel exposed to chemical warfare agents.

Niamh Molloy

Niamh is a Research Assistant at KCMHR. She has a background in Clinical Psychology with a particular interest in affective disorders and mental health research.

Prof Roberto Rona

Professor of Public Health Medicine

Sofia Franchini

Sofia works as a Research Assistant for the newest phase of the Health and Wellbeing Study. She has an interest in social epidemiology, epidemiology of aging and research methods.

Shannon Hill

KCMHRCollaborator: Shannon Hill is a doctoral candidate at Queen's University in Canada. She completed a research exchange at KCMHR from May to July 2022.

Dr Heidi Cramm

KCMHRCollaborator: Dr Cramm is an associate professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University

Chloe Storer

Chloe is an Oral Historian and PhD student at KCMHR. Her research interests include memory, emotions and military history.

Laura Grover

Doctoral Researcher investigating social support and mental wellbeing in combat-exposed military personnel

Ella Buckroyd

Ella is a Research Project Support Officer at KCMHR working on the next phase of the Health and Wellbeing Study. She has a specific interest in the mental health of those exposed to traumatic events.

Sarah Rabin

Sarah is a PhD student within the King's Centre for Military Health Research and is examining the health and wellbeing of UK LGBT+ serving and ex-serving military personnel in the post-LGBT+ ban era.

Tamara Obradovic

Tamara is a PhD student researching the mental health outcomes of Military Sexual Trauma in UK female ex-service personnel. Tamara joined KCMHR in February 2023.

Samantha Brooks


Dr Glen Dighton

Dr. Glen Dighton is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the King's Centre for Military Health Research. Dr. Dighton currently sits on the research team for the UK Veterans Family Study

Gini Harrison

Dr Gini Harrison is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at The Open University, UK. Her research primarily focuses mental health and wellbeing, and eHealth.

Dr Cerisse Gunasinghe

A postdoctoral researcher & Counselling Psychologist. She currently co-ordinates The HYPE Project, a web-based recruitment, risk assessment, and resource platform for young adults.

Alice Wickersham

KCMHRCollaborator: NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre PhD Student. Formerly a Research Assistant at KCMHR.

Mark Tarn

The majority of my career I spent in the British Army as a GP and then as a military psychiatrist. I then joined the independent sector as a forensic psychiatrist and clinical director.

Derek Tracy

Derek's a Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. He's a Senior Lecturer at King’s, a member of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs & editor of the BJPsych

Prof Edgar Jones

Edgar Jones is the programme leader for the Masters in War & Psychiatry.

Dr Victoria Williamson

Postdoctoral Research Associate - King's College London Research Fellow - University of Oxford

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