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Alison Osborne

Research Assistant

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Alison works as a researcher in the Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research (since 2016). Here, she is the lead on Military Families Expansion of the Map of Need. Other Hub projects Alison has been involved in include research on veterans’ reluctance to access help for alcohol problems and on the health and social wellbeing of older limbless veterans.

Alison completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and MRes in Psychology at Northumbria University and is working towards a PhD, focussing on the psycho-social impact of intermittent separation on geographically dispersed military families.

With a background in Psychology, she has also worked on projects exploring the effect of a risk to an eating disorder on response inhibition and working memory, the processing of visual short-term memory and the impact of alcohol consumption on cognition. Alison is a mixed methods researcher and has experience with EEG, ERPs, and Framework Analysis.  She is a Graduate Member of the British Psycholgical Society.

Alison Osborne

Campus Address

Coach Lane Campus West


  • Psychology MRes December 05 2016
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) June 30 2015
  • Psychology PhD
  • Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society MBPsS 2016

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Housing needs of ageing veterans who have experienced limb loss, Wilson, G., McGill, G., Osborne, A., Kiernan, M. 10 Mar 2020, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Are veterans different? Understanding veterans’ help seeking behaviour for alcohol problems, Kiernan, M., Osborne, A., McGill, G., Greaves, J., Wilson, G., Hill, M. Sep 2018, In: Health & Social Care in the Community
  • Improving Access Report 2017, Kiernan, M., Hill, M., Mcgill, G., Osborne, A., Greaves, J., Wilson, G. 15 Nov 2017
  • The Effect of Predisposing Risk Factors of an Eating Disorder on Response Inhibition and Working Memory: An Event-Related Potentials Study, Osborne, A., Riby, L. 19 Jan 2016, In: Research in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences


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