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Reports and Publications

Please see below a reference list of the Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research's research articles, project reports and other publications. For any inquires, please visit our Contact Us page.



Allen, S., Oxburgh, G., & Kiernan, M. (2023). Investigating the Moral Challenges Experienced by UK Service Police Veterans. Journal of Veterans Studies, 9(1), 31-45. - Research Article

Osborne, A., & McGill, G. (2023). Lost and Found: The LGBT+ Veteran Community and the Impacts of the Gay Ban. Northumbria University. - Project Report

Senior, E., Clarke, A., & Wilson-Menzfeld, G. (2023). The military spouse experience of living alongside their serving/veteran partner with a mental health issue: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. PLoS One, 18(5), [e0285714]. - Research Article

Tomietto, M., McGill, A., & Kiernan, M. (2023). Implementing an electronic public health record for policy planning in the UK military sector: Validation of a secure hashing algorithm. Heliyon, [e16116]. - Research Article

Wilson-Menzfeld, G., & Ackley, J. (2023). 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, 15(1), 53-70.  - Research Article

Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Gates, J. R., Moreland, M., Raw, H., & Johnson, A. (2023). Learning digital skills online: empowering older adults through one-to-one, online digital training provision. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, 1545. - Research Article

Wilson-Menzfeld, G., McGill, G., Kiernan, M. D., Collins, T., Johnson, A., Erfani, G., Moreland, M., & Harrison, N. (2023). Exploring Military Widows' Experiences of Social Isolation and Loneliness. Northumbria University. - Project Report



Barker, A. M., Dunlap, S., Hartmann, C. W., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., & McGill, G. (2022). Engaging veterans in the research process: a practical guide. Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, (0). - Research Article

Fadeeva, A., Mann, E., McGill, G., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Moreland, M., Melling, A., & Kiernan, M. (2022). Bereaved UK military families: A mixed methods study on the provision of practical and emotional support. Death Studies, 1-11. - Research Article

Fadeeva, A., Tiwari, A., Mann, E., & Kiernan, M. (2022). A protocol for developing a complex needs indicator for veterans (CNIV) in the UK. Public Health in Practice, [100281]. - Research Article

Gettings, R., Kirtley, J., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Oxburgh, G., Farrell, D., & Kiernan, M. (2022). Exploring the role of social connection in interventions with military veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Systematic narrative review. Frontiers in Psychology. - Research Article

Guthrie-Gower, S., & Wilson-Menzfeld, G. (2022). Ex-military personnel’s experiences of loneliness and social isolation from discharge, through transition, to the present day. PLoS One, 17(6), [e0269678]. - Research Article

Kiernan, M. D., Rodrigues, M., Mann, E., Stretesky, P., & Defeyter, M. A. (2022). The Map of Need: Identifying and predicting the spatial distribution of financial hardship in Scotland’s Veteran Community. BMJ Military Health, 168(1). – Research Article

McGill, G., Mann, E., Moreland, M., Osborne, A., Kiernan, M. D., & Wilson-Menzfeld, G. (2022). Bereaved military families: Relationships and identity. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 1-18. - Research Article

McGill, G., Osborne, A. K., Giles-Haigh, R., Allen, S., Small, D., & McGlone, S., (2022). Progress Report Phase One: An exploratory study of the experiences of LGBT+ veterans affected by 'the ban'. Northumbria University. - Research Report

Osborne, A. K., & McGill, A. (2022). Veterans’ Gateway Mobile App: User Experience Research. Northumbria University. - Project Report

Osborne, A. K., McGill, G., Greaves, P. J., & Kiernan, M. D. (2022). Developing an Integrated Model of Care for Veterans with Alcohol Problems. International Journal of Integrated Care, 22(1), [15]. - Research Article

Osborne, A. K., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., McGill, G., & Kiernan, M. D. (2022). Military service and alcohol use: a systematic narrative review. Occupational Medicine72(5), 313-323. [kqac045]. - Research Article

Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Gates, J., Johnson, A., Moreland, M., & Raw, H. (2022). Exploring and evaluating the War Widows InTouch ( Programme. Northumbria University. – Project Report



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.  – Project Report

McGill, G., Wilson, G., Caddick, N., Forster, N., & Kiernan, M. D. (2021). Rehabilitation and transition in military veterans after limb-loss. Disability and Rehabilitation, 43(23), 3315-3322. – Research Article

McGill, G., Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Moreland, M., & Kiernan, M. D. (2022). “Knock on the Door”–Exploration of Casualty Notification and the Long-Term Impact on Military Families in the UK. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 1-18. – Research Article

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

Paige, C., Dodds, C., & Jones, C. (2021). Mental health and well-being of LGBT+ Veterans dismissed from the British Armed Forces before January 2000. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 7(S1), 122-126. – Research Article

Rethinking Military Spouses: Critical Research Group (2021) Bringing the Homefront to the Forefront: UK perspectives on critical research with military spouses. Post-Webinar Full Report, University of York. – Report

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.  – Research Article



Leslie, C., McGill, G., Kiernan, M. D., & Wilson, G. (2020). Social Isolation and Loneliness of UK Veterans: A Delphi Study. Occupational Medicine, 70(6), 407-414.  – Research Article

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

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]. – Research Article

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. – Project Report

Wilson, G., McGill, G., Osborne, A., & Kiernan, M. (2020). Housing needs of ageing veterans who have experienced limb loss. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(5), [1791]. – Research Article



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

Dodds, C. D., & Kiernan, M. D. (2019). Hidden Veterans: A Review of the Literature on Women Veterans in Contemporary Society. Illness Crisis and Loss, 27(4), 293-310.  – Research Article

McGill, G., Wilson, G., Hill, M., & Kiernan, M. (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 Open, 9(1), [e022053]. – Research Article

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. – Project Report (For Funder Only)

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. – Project Report



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. – Research Article

Kiernan, M., & Hill, M. (2018). Framework Analysis: A whole paradigm approach. Qualitative Research Journal, 18(3), 248-261. – Research Article

Kiernan, M. D., Hill, M., McGill, G., Caddick, N., Wilson-Menzfeld, 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. Northumbria University. – Project Report

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.  – Research Article

McGill, G., Wilson, G., Caddick, N., & Kiernan, M. D. (2018, September). Peer-led recruitment of ‘hard to reach’older limbless veterans: A case-study discussion. In World Conference on Qualitative Research (Vol. 1).Research Article

Wilson, G., Farrell, D., Barron, I., Hutchins, J., Whybrow, D., & Kiernan, M. (2018). The use of Eye-Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A systematic narrative review. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, [923]. – Research Article

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



Godier, L., Caddick, N., Kiernan, M., & Fossey, M. (2017). Transition support for vulnerable service leavers in the UK: Providing care for Early Service Leavers. Military Behavioral Health, 6(1), 13-21. – Research Article

Kiernan, M., Hill, M., Mcgill, G., Osborne, A., Greaves, J., & Wilson, G. (2017). Improving Access Report 2017: Understanding Why Veterans Are Reluctant To Access Help for Alcohol Problems. Northumbria University.  – Project Report



Kiernan, M., Arthur, A., Repper, J., Mukhuty, S., & Fear, N. T. (2016). Identifying British Army infantry recruit population characteristics using biographical data. Occupational Medicine, 66(3), 252-254. – Research Article

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. – Research Article


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