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The team at the King's Centre for Military Health Research come from a range of different academic fields such as anthropology, biochemistry, computer science, epidemiology, genetics, general practice, history, immunology, neurology, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, public health, statistics, and sociology. The Centre is led by Professor Sir Simon Wessely and Professor Nicola T. Fear.

Our researchers

Prof Nicola Fear

Director - King's Centre for Military Health Research

Dr Sharon Stevelink

Dr Sharon Stevelink is a Senior Lecturer 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 academic psychiatrist, occupational & forensic psychiatrist who has served in the Armed Forces. He is the Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists SIG in Occupational Psychiatry.

Dr Daniel Leightley

Research Fellow at the King's Centre for Military Health Research. Interested in big data, mobile health and machine learning.

Dr Marie-Louise Sharp

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

Prof Sir Simon Wessely

Director - King's Centre for Military Health Research

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.

Prof Roberto Rona

Professor of Public Health Medicine

Charlotte Williamson

PhD Candidate at the King's Centre for Military Health Research. Interested in self-harm and suicidality, military mental health, and using digital technology in mental healthcare

Dr Victoria Williamson

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

Prof Edgar Jones

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

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

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.

Alice Wickersham

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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