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Reports and Publications



Kiernan, M., McGill, G., Wilson, G., Melling, A., Mann, E., Fadeeva, A., Osborne, A., Moreland, M., McGill, A., & Nicholson, L. (2021). War Widows ‘Knock on the Door’: An Exploratory Study of the Experiences of Bereaved Military Families. Northumbria University. 

Osborne, A., McGill, A., & Kiernan, M. D. (2021). Pathways into Mental Health Services for UK Veterans. Covenant Fund



Osborne, A. (2020). Intermittent separation: Exploring the psycho-social impact on dispersed military families. Northumbria University

Watson, P., & Osborne, A. (2020). SSOP Annual Camp 2019 Narrative Evaluation: A critical investigation of the impact of a military veteran parent with mental health issues or PTSD upon childhood biography. Northumbria University


Wilson, G., Leslie, C., McGill, G., & Kiernan, M. (2019). Understanding Unique Factors of Social Isolation and Loneliness of Military Veterans: A Delphi Study

Wilson, G., Leslie, C., McGill, G., & Kiernan, M. (2019). Maintaining independence: A peer-led evaluation of the Royal British Legion’s Branch Community support programme for aged veterans. [Report for Funder Only]


Kiernan, M., Hill, M., Mcgill, G., Caddick, N., Wilson, G., Forster, N., McIntyre, C., Greaves, J., Clarke, A., Monkhouse, B., Cullen, H., & Osborne, A. (2018). Maintaining Independence: A Study into the Health and Social Wellbeing of Older-Limbless Veterans



Kiernan, M., Hill, M., Mcgill, G.,Osborne, A., Greaves, J., & Wilson, G. (2017). Improving Access Report2017: Understanding Why Veterans Are Reluctant To Access Help for AlcoholProblems. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Northumbria University




Osborne, A., McGill, G., Greaves, J., & Kiernan, M. (Accepted/In press). Developing an Integrated Model of Care for Veterans with Alcohol Problems. International Journal of Integrated Care

Wilson-Menzfeld, G., & Ackley, J. (2021). The theatre as therapy for military veterans? Exploring the mechanisms which impact psychosocial well-being and social connections during theatre-based programmes. Arts and Health, 1-18. 

Kiernan, M. D., Rodrigues, M., Mann, E., Stretesky, P., & Defeyter, M. A. (2021). The Map of Need: Identifying and predicting the spatial distribution of financial hardship in Scotland’s Veteran Community. BMJ Military Health.



Rodrigues, M., Osborne, A. K., Johnson, D., & Kiernan, M. D. (2020). The exploration of the dispersal of British military families in England following the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010. PLoS One, 15(9 ), [e0238508].


McGill, G., Wilson, G., Caddick, N., Forster, N., & Kiernan, M. D. (2020). Rehabilitation and transition in military veterans after limb-loss. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-8

Wilson, G., McGill, G., Osborne, A., & Kiernan, M. D. (2020). Housing needs of ageing veterans who have experienced limb loss. International journal of environmental research and public health17(5), 1791



Caddick, N., Cullen, H., Clarke, A., Fossey, M., Harrington, B., Hill, M., ... Kiernan, M. (2019). Ageing, limb-loss, and military veterans: A systematic review of the literature. Ageing & Society, 39(8), 1582-1610.

Dodds, C. D., & Kiernan, M. D. (2019). Hidden Veterans: A Review of the Literature on Women Veterans in Contemporary Society. Illness, Crisis & Loss27(4), 293-310

McGill, G., Wilson, G., Caddick, N., & Kiernan, M. D. (2019). Peer-led recruitment of ‘hard to reach’ older limbless veterans: A case-study discussion. 3rd World Conference on Qualitative Research, Published in Conference Proceedings

McGill, G., Wilson, G., Hill, M., & Kiernan, M. D. (2019). Utilisation of the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant in NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups across England: a freedom of information investigation. BMJ open9(1), bmjopen-2018

Wilson, G., Leslie, C., McGill, G., & Kiernan, M. (2019). Understanding Unique Factors of Social Isolation and Loneliness of Military Veterans: A Delphi Study. Northumbria University



Caddick, N., McGill, G., Greaves, J., & Kiernan, M. (2018). Resisting decline? Narratives of independence among aging limbless veterans. Journal of Aging Studies, 46, 24-31.

Godier, L. R., Caddick, N., Kiernan, M. D., & Fossey, M. (2018). Transition support for vulnerable service leavers in the UK: Providing care for early service leavers. Military Behavioral Health6(1), 13-21

Kiernan, M., Osborne, A., McGill, G., Greaves, J., Wilson, G., & Hill, M. (2018). Are veterans different? Understanding veterans’ help seeking behaviour for alcohol problems. Health & Social Care in the Community, 26(5), 725-733.

Wilson, G., Farrell, D., Barron, I., Hutchins, J., Whybrow, D., & Kiernan, M. D. (2018). The use of eye-movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in treating post-traumatic stress disorder—a systematic narrative review. Frontiers in psychology9, 923

Wilson, G., Hill, M., & Kiernan, M. (2018). Loneliness and social isolation of military veterans: systematic narrative review. Occupational Medicine, 68(9), 600-609.





Kiernan, M., Moran, S., & Hill, M. (2016). Understanding why veterans are reluctant to access help for alcohol problems: Considerations for nurse education. Nurse Education Today, 47, 92-98.

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