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Centre for Applied Military Health Research

Advancing research in veteran mental health

The Combat Stress Research Department was established in late 2013 by Professor Dominic Murphy. The department is co-located within the King's Centre for Military Health Research, King’s College London. The department has grown to have strong national and international links, becoming a leader within the field of military mental health, and continues to drive innovation.

The department has six main aims:

  • Understanding the needs of the veteran community 
  • Trial new and innovative ways of delivering treatments to ensure that as many help-seeking veterans and their families as possible can access what they need 
  • Disseminate to raise the profile of the veteran community’s mental health needs 
  • Support national and international collaboration 
  • Provide evidence to guide policy officers, service providers, government and clinicians to support the effective delivery of support to veterans and their families
  • Evaluate Combat Stress treatment programmes to ensure veterans are receiving the most effective care

Click here to find about our research collaborators.

To celebrate the work we have achieved since the department was formed, and to reflect on future areas of research we recently published a research summary. To download the report click on the button highlighted below.

"The purpose of this report is to reflect on some of the key areas of research we have worked on over the previous decade, and also look to the future."

Professor Dominic Murphy, Head of Research, Combat Stress

Latest Research

Enhanced Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation versus Treatment as Usual for ICD-11 Complex PTSD: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial (The RESTORE Trial).

Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD in UK armed forces veterans.

LGB Female Veterans’ Experience of Military Service During the “Gay Ban”.

The Living Archive

The Living Archive is made up of powerful first person accounts from veterans which will be stored for future reference to help encourage understanding of military trauma.