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Prof Matt Kiernan

Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Matthew 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.

Matthew 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 Matthew’s research focus was care delivery and the psychological effects of basic training on the individual. Matthew 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. Matthew is currently leading a range of research projects which focus veterans and military families. Further details can be found here.

Matthew 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.

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Professor Matthew Kiernan 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.

 

Matthew 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. Matthew saw active service in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Since arriving at Northumbria he has been committed to developing The Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families' Research as its Director. Matthew is currently leading a range of research projects which focus veterans and military families. Matthew is the chair of the Independent Advisory Panel for the British Army Infantry Training Centre in Catterick Garrison and an Academic Advisor to the Office of Veterans Affairs.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • One is too Many: A Conceptual Framework for Safety Planning within Service Delivery for Veterans and their Families, Kiernan, M., McGill, G., Watson, P., Farrell, D., Oxburgh, G., Arnfield, J., Rebair, A., Knibbs, L., Allen, S., Gettings, R., Senior, E. 20 Mar 2024
  • The Tri-Service Food Insecurity Study, Kiernan, M., Tomietto, M., Johnson, A., Serra, G., King, H., Rollason, E. 8 Feb 2024
  • Validation of a complex needs indicator for veterans in the UK using a composite indicators’ method, Fadeeva, A., Tomietto, M., Tiwari, A., Mann, E., Serra, G., Kiernan, M. 5 Jan 2024, In: Public Health in Practice
  • Bereaved military families: Relationships and identity, McGill, G., Mann, E., Moreland, M., Osborne, A., Kiernan, M., Wilson-Menzfeld, G. 18 Aug 2023, In: Journal of Loss and Trauma
  • Bereaved UK military families: A mixed methods study on the provision of practical and emotional support, Fadeeva, A., Mann, E., McGill, G., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Moreland, M., Melling, A., Kiernan, M. 21 Apr 2023, In: Death Studies
  • EMDR Therapy with Military Veterans, Whybrow, D., Kitchiner, N., Williams, V., Graham, J., Hurley, E., Kiernan, M. 20 Apr 2023, The Oxford Handbook of EMDR, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • Exploring Military Widows' Experiences of Social Isolation and Loneliness, Wilson-Menzfeld, G., McGill, G., Kiernan, M., Collins, T., Johnson, A., Erfani, G., Moreland, M., Harrison, N. 6 Mar 2023
  • Eye movement desensitization reprocessing as a treatment for PTSD in conflict-affected areas, Scott-Bell, A., Allen, G., Howatson, G., Kiernan, M., Wippich, A., Farrell, D. 19 Jan 2023, In: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
  • Group early intervention eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy as a video-conference psychotherapy with frontline/emergency workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and moral injury—An RCT study, Farrell, D., Moran, J., Zat, Z., Miller, P., Knibbs, L., Papanikolopoulos, P., Prattos, T., McGowan, I., McLaughlin, D., Barron, I., Mattheß, C., Kiernan, M. 23 Mar 2023, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • Implementing an electronic public health record for policy planning in the UK military sector: Validation of a secure hashing algorithm, Tomietto, M., McGill, A., Kiernan, M. 1 Jun 2023, In: Heliyon

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Invited talk: Improving the health and social wellbeing of veterans through data visualisation: The MONARCH study (Map Of Need Aggregated ResearCH study) 2023
  • Invited talk: Digital Innovation and Veteran Care - A roundtable discussion 2023
  • Invited talk: Presentation to the House of Lords: Research on Military Bereaved Communities 2023
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre Conference 2023
  • Invited talk: Reducing the risk of suicide for those in the care system 2023
  • Membership of board: Office for Veteran Affairs (Cabinet Office) (External organisation) 2022
  • Invited talk: One is too ManyVeteran Suicide: Understand-Identify-Prevent 2022
  • Invited talk: Presentation on the function of the Map of Need Project to the Veterans Advisory Board, Cabinet Office, UK Government 2022
  • Oral presentation: The MONARCH Study 2022
  • Invited talk: The Map of Need: An observatory of the UK veteran population 2021

  • Mark Sewart Understanding the Experiences of Military Families Start Date: 03/10/2022 End Date: 26/05/2023
  • James Durbin Start Date: 01/03/2023 End Date: 01/03/2023
  • Rene Harrison IN SEARCH OF ONESELF: Examining the Role of The Self-Concept of Former Members of The British Army within a Career Transitions Environment Start Date: 23/09/2022
  • Christina Dodds Military Women; Our Stories; A Narrative Inquiry of women who have served in the British Armed Forces Start Date: 23/09/2022
  • Colin Gordon Understanding Veteran Beneficiary Dis-engagement as a Tool for Case Work Practice. Start Date: 22/09/2022
  • Melanie Fisher An exploration into student nurses' perception of patient safety and experience of raising concerns Start Date: 02/08/2017 End Date: 01/06/2018
  • Robert Hotchkiss Assessing the efficacy of Life Design Counselling on Homeless Veterans in the United Kingdom Start Date: 01/03/2021 End Date: 25/01/2022
  • Trevor Wynter An Exploration of Students’ Learning Journey Experiences. Do They Illustrate Personal Characteristics That Influence Progression Through Their Physiotherapy Degree Programme? Start Date: 22/10/2013 End Date: 24/08/2017
  • Trevor Wynter An Exploration of Students’ Learning Journey Experiences. Do They Illustrate Personal Characteristics That Influence Progression Through Their Physiotherapy Degree Programme? Start Date: 22/10/2013 End Date: 24/08/2017

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