HVRT Research

Current Research

We have just completed our first review report on mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) in Service Personnel. Download here

This report analyses:

  • the definition and classification of the condition.
  • its prevalence rates, specifically in relation to the US, the UK and Canada.
  • its markers and long-term consequences.
  • its comorbidity with other disorders.
  • approaches towards treatment.

This article cites government reports, academic papers and work by The World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre Task Force. This report also includes exclusive data provided with permission from the Department of Defence Statistics at the Ministry of Defence on the number of mTBI cases among the UK military between 1st April 2008 and 31st March 2016.

The full report is freely available to download.


We have also just completed our first mini review report which is a comparison on the divorce rates between UK Military Personnel and civilians. Download here

This report reviews statistics from academic research, government surveys and reports. This report also includes exclusive data provided with permission from the Department of Defence Statistics at the Ministry of Defence on the divorce rates amongst war veterans who were deployed to Operations in Iraq or Afghanistan from April 2007.

The full report is freely available to download.


Future Research

Below are some of the topics planned between September 2017 and August 2018:

  • Non-freezing cold injury (NFCI).
  • Mental and physical health co-morbidities and the role of liaison psychiatry in the care of veterans.
  • Health seeking behaviour in veterans and military personnel, particularly in the context of mental health.
  • The implications of aging among the veteran population, with specific focus on dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions.
  • The impact of long term and fluctuating health conditions on military service, and the long term needs of veterans with such health conditions.
  • The reasons for musculoskeletal injury, as well as the long term implications for those who are discharged from the Service for such conditions.

Our research agenda is regularly discussed with the MAC to enable current and relevant reviews to be conducted.

All reports will be made freely available on this page.

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