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Veterans & Families Institute
for Military Social Research

We carry out world-leading research, policy development and consultation on the impact of military service. Our work informs and improves the wellbeing of veterans, service personnel and their families.

Contact us at vfi@aru.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter.

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Who we are

Find out about our members and their research interests, as well as how we're governed.

Find out more about the VFI Meet the team

Our research

We have four main areas of research: Thriving Families; Transition, Measurement and Service Improvement; Women and Equalities; and Narrative.

Explore our areas of research Collaboration and impact View our latest publications

The Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre and Veterans and Families Research Hub

We're proud to host the Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre (FiMT) and Veterans & Families Research Hub (VFR), a jointly-funded project to develop an online research repository and collaboration environment.

Find out more about FiMT and the VFR Hub