Areas of Expertise: Psychology
Lauren is a Senior Research Fellow at the Veterans & Families Institute for Military Social Research, with a background in psychology and psychiatric research.
Lauren is a mixed methods researcher in the field of mental health, with experience in a variety of methodologies including qualitative interviewing and analysis, the development and validation of novel measurement tools and survey design, conducting and analysing cognitive behavioural tasks and brain imaging.
Lauren’s main research interests include the experiences of vulnerable women, and interpersonal/sexual violence in the military context. Lauren’s current research centres on the development and evaluation of strategies (particularly eHealth and tech solutions) to promote well-being and mental health of service personnel, veterans and their families.
Lauren is currently supervising postgraduate research students carrying out research in veteran studies and healthcare more broadly. Lauren is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a graduate member of the British Psychological Society.
Godier‐McBard, L. R., Gillin, N., Fossey, M. J., 2022. ‘Treat everyone like they're a man’: Stakeholder perspectives on the provision of health and social care support for female veterans in the UK. Health & Social Care in the Community.
Vogt, D., Borowski, S. C., Godier-McBard, L. R., Fossey, M. J., Copeland, L. A., Perkins, D. F., Finley, E. P., 2022. Changes in the health and broader well-being of U.S. veterans in the first three years after leaving military service: Overall trends and group differences. Social Science and Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.114702
Godier-McBard, L., R., Cable, G., Wood, A., Fossey, M., 2022. Gender and barriers to mental healthcare in UK military veterans: a preliminary investigation. BMJ Military Health, 168, pp. 70-75. doi: 10.1136/bmjmilitary-2020-001754
Godier-McBard, L. R., Fossey, M., 2022. The Veterans Universal Passport: Piloting a health and social care record for UK ex-service personnel. BMJ Military Health, 168, pp. 34-37. doi: 10.1136/jramc-2019-001288
Godier-McBard, L. R., Castle, C. L., Heinze, N., Hussain, S. F., Borowski, S., Vogt, D. S., Gomes, R. S., Fossey, M., 2020. A preliminary investigation of the well-being of visually impaired ex-service personnel in the United Kingdom. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 40(2), pp. 274-288.
Godier-McBard, L. R., Jones, M. L., 2020. Same-sex sexual violence in the military: A scoping review. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 6(2), pp. 68-84.
Godier-McBard, L. R., Caddick, N., Fossey, M., 2020. Confident, valued and supported: examining the benefits of employment support for military spouses. Military Psychology, 32(3), pp. 273-286
Godier-McBard, L. R., Fossey, M., 2020. The Veterans Universal Passport: Piloting a health and social care record for UK ex-service personnel. BMJ Military Health, 168(1), pp. 34-37.
Godier-McBard, L. R., Ibbitson, L., Hooks, C., Fossey, M., 2019. Military spouses with deployed partners are at greater risk of poor perinatal mental health: a scoping review. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 165(5), pp. 363-370.
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 Health, 6, pp. 13-21.
Godier L. R., Fossey, M., 2018. Addressing the knowledge gap: sexual violence and harassment in the UK Armed Forces. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 164(5), pp. 362-364.
Cooper, L., Caddick, N., Godier, L., Cooper, A., Fossey, M., 2018. Transition from the military into civilian life: An exploration of cultural competence. Armed Forces & Society, 44(1), pp. 156-177.
Cooper, L., Caddick, N., Godier, L., Cooper, A., Fossey, M., Engward, H., (2017). A model of military to civilian transition: Bourdieu in action. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 3(2), pp. 53-60.