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Inaugural Lecture: 'Private to Professor - The establishment of the Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research'

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Private to Professor - The establishment of the Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families


About the Speaker

Professor Matt Kiernan is Professor of Mental Health and Veteran Studies at Northumbria University.  He entered academia as a mature student whilst serving in the Royal Navy. Originally qualifying as a RGN in Derby in 1991, he subsequently qualified as a RN (Mental Health) in 2001 with a BSc Med Sci from Sheffield University. He was awarded a PhD from Nottingham University in 2011.

Professor Kiernan was the Head of Mental Health Nursing in the Royal Navy, the Specialist Nurse Advisor for Mental Health (Royal Navy) and the Defence Specialist Nurse Advisor (Mental Health) prior to taking up his appointment as a Senior Research Fellow at the Academic Department for Defence Nursing.

Whilst in the Royal Navy Professor Kiernan's research focus was care delivery and the psychological effects of basic training on the individual. He retired from the Royal Navy on Health grounds due to injuries he sustained as a result of operational service. Since arriving at Northumbria he has been committed to developing The Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families' Research. Professor Kiernan is currently leading a range of research projects which focus on veterans and military families.

He is currently an Independent Advisory Panel Member for the British Army Infantry Training Centre, the Chair of the EMDR UK and Ireland Scientific and Research Committee, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research.







Event Details

Lecture Theatre TBC
Business & Law Building, Northumbria University
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


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