Professor Michael Almond

Professor of Veterans & Families Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Medicine

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Health and social care , Medical statistics

Research Supervision:Yes

Mike has been appointed Professor of Veterans & Families Studies at the Veterans & Families Research Hub. The Forces in Mind Trust sponsor ARU to run the Hub to carry out research. Ongoing projects include translating the findings of recent research commissioned by transparent into plain language, insights that can be practically applied and understood by organisations that support veterans and their families.

The Forces in Mind Trust solid transparent; Research Centre offers easy access to UK and international research on veterans and their families. It works to develop and strengthen links between the academic community, government organisations, statutory and voluntary service providers, the media and the public, including the whole Armed Forces community.

email address: michael.almond@aru.ac.uk

Background

Mike has also been a Reservist since 1977. His most recent deployment in 2018 was to South Sudan supporting the United Nations’ Mission there. He has three current reservist roles. The first is with SO1 Med Reserves, which is designed to support the policy, manning and deployment of the RAF Reserves medical component. The second is as a consultant at RAF Henlow in the Aviation Medical Clinical Service, seeing aircrew with medical problems with the aim to keep them flying. And finally, supporting the RAF Aeromedical Service of TMW (Tactical Medical Wing) at RAF Brize Norton.

Mike has been mobilised four times, serving on operations in the Gulf, twice as an aeromedical evacuation officer and in Afghanistan as a physician in Camp Bastion.

Spoken Languages

 

Research interests

  • Better informed public: Armed Forces community, politicians, policy makers and media
  • The underpinning of relevant policy and services provision by research
  • A stronger and more coherent network of academic partners
  • Improved networking and knowledge sharing among participants
  • A more coherent understanding of research coverage and gaps
  • Recognition of excellence in research
  • Areas of research supervision

    • Mike will consider supervising students interested in any of his areas of interest (see above).

    Qualifications

    • BMedSci
    • BM
    • BS
    • DM

    Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • A Randomised Controlled Trial of Anakinra vs. Steroids for Gout Attacks in patients with Renal Disease (ASGARD): a feasibility study (NIHR Portfolio study).
  • Mobile Military Families: Impact on Health Care. NHS England sponsored £100,000
  • Cable G, Cathcart D, Almond MK. The case for veteran-friendly higher education in Canada and the United Kingdom. J of Veterans Studies. 2021 Mar 7(1):46 doi: 10.21061/jvs.v7i1.225
  • Almond LA and Almond MK. Professor Hugh MacLean: One of the first British research nephrologists and the pioneer of the first United Kingdom veterans' renal clinic. J R Coll Physicians Edinb. 2021 Mar 51(1):98-103 doi: 10.4997/JRCPE.2021.124.Sridharan S, Vilar E, Davenport A, Ashman N, Almond M, Banerjee A, Roberts J, Farrington K. Indexing dialysis dose for gender, body size and physical activity: Impact on survival. PLoS One. 2018 Sep 7;13(9):e0203075. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203075. eCollection 2018.
  • Harnett P, Jones M, Almond M, Ballasubramaniam G, Kunnath V. A virtual clinic to improve long-term outcomes in chronic kidney disease. Clin Med (Lond). 2018 Oct;18(5):356-363. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.18-5-356.
  • Posselt BN, Greenhalgh AM, Almond MK. 100 years of the Royal Air Force's contribution to medicine: providing care in the air and delivering care by air.Clin Med (Lond). 2018 Aug;18(4):297-300. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.18-4-297.
  • Media experience

    Trained by the NHS England Employers Armed Forces Meeting March 2021

    Mike has been appointed Professor of Veterans & Families Studies at the Veterans & Families Research Hub. The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) sponsor ARU to run the Hub to carry out research. Ongoing projects include translating the findings of recent research commissioned by FiMT into plain language, insights that can be practically applied and understood by organisations that support veterans and their families.

    The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) Research Centre offers easy access to UK and international research on veterans and their families. It works to develop and strengthen links between the academic community, government organisations, statutory and voluntary service providers, the media and the public, including the whole Armed Forces community.

    Mike has also been a Reservist since 1977. His most recent deployment in 2018 was to South Sudan supporting the United Nations’ Mission there. He has three current reservist roles. The first is with SO1 Med Reserves, which is designed to support the policy, manning and deployment of the RAF Reserves medical component. The second is as a consultant at RAF Henlow in the Aviation Medical Clinical Service, seeing aircrew with medical problems with the aim to keep them flying. And finally, supporting the RAF Aeromedical Service of TMW (Tactical Medical Wing) at RAF Brize Norton.

    Mike has been mobilised four times, serving on operations in the Gulf, twice as an aeromedical evacuation officer and in Afghanistan as a physician in Camp Bastion.