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AFF to host Research Symposium with Army family focus

Following the success of our first symposium in 2015, AFF will once again host a Research Symposium to discuss the issues Army families face and share findings and research with others also working in this field of work.

Our Research Symposium will take place on Monday 5 June at Guy’s Campus, King’s College London. 

Working in partnership

In partnership with the King’s Centre for Military Health Research, the event will bring together those undertaking research across the many fields of study concerning Army families.

A crucial element will be the collaboration between academics and subject matter experts from AFF and the MOD possibly leading to further research being undertaken to help better understand and support Army families.

Keynote speech

Our keynote speaker will be Dr Rachael Gribble from the King’s Centre for Military Health Research, who will present the findings of her recent PhD on the support and health of military personnel and their families.

There will also be speakers from the Army, MOD and AFF, outlining the key challenges to Army family life in 2017.

Get involved

We are keen to encourage involvement from attendees too. There will be an opportunity for attendees to participate in discussion sessions in the afternoon and for academics to bid to chair these discussions and present their research.

Discussions will be based on a range of themes relevant to Army families, including, military children, spousal employment, mental wellbeing, social networks and transition.

Registration opens on 3 April.  

For more information about leading a discussion session or participating in the poster competition, please contact Michelle Alston, AFF Researcher, at 

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AFF Researcher: Michelle Alston
Tel: 07901 969627

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