Research Revealed, S02E01: Improving access to service charities for female veterans

By Lewis Walker - 24 January 2024

Vital research from Robert Gordon University (RGU) has helped lead to the creation of a new £200,000 government fund which will support female veterans who have suffered sexual trauma while serving in the military.

It comes after three independent reports commissioned by the Cabinet Office’s Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) investigated how both the government and charities can improve access to care for female veterans. The fund will support the rollout of dedicated training and guidance for frontline staff to support women veteran survivors of sexual trauma across healthcare services, military, and civilian charities.

Led by Professor Zoe Morrison at Aberdeen Business School, RGU specifically investigated the barriers and opportunities for female veterans in accessing service charities by engaging with a number of stakeholders, including female veterans themselves and support services across the country.

Here, Zoe talks about her research for Research Revealed, the University's video series exploring the breadth of research across its academic schools. Watch previous episodes on our YouTube channel and throughout RGView.

RGU’s research is focused on making a positive impact on the world by applying collaborative interdisciplinary research expertise to improve quality of life, deliver innovative solutions for business and industry, and contribute towards global sustainability.

Its research strategy is focused on growing the quality and impact of its research excellence around four key themes - inclusive and creative societies; the environment, energy and sustainability; health and wellbeing; and living in a digital world.

The Research Revealed series explores these topics in video format, bringing the expertise of our staff to life. Watch previous episodes on our YouTube channel and on RGView.

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