Learn about Go Beyond – Navigating life beyond service

Overview

GMR is committed to understanding the impact that military service has on veterans and their families from both a physical and a mental health perspective.

Since GMR launched the PTSD Initiative in 2013 the team has published over 25 manuscripts and has presented at numerous prestigious national and international conferences. Our lead researchers have been invited to participate in crucial Veteran Mental Health Advisory Panels and Senate Enquiries; recognised as leaders in their respective field of research endeavour.

As an approved research institute (ARI) our multidisciplinary academic research team continues to focus on research that will have a real and lasting impact; enhancing the health and wellbeing of veterans and their families.

Our Impact

Through research we can create real and lasting solutions to the health, wellbeing and relationship challenges facing our veterans and their families. By better understanding the unique experiences and challenges associated with military service, we can help produce tools and enhance interventions to better the lives of veterans and families to lead to brighter, healthier futures.

Our Focus

Our research centres on an understanding that there is a psychological and physical impact of military service. We focus on four key areas to create evidence-based real-world solutions aimed at enhancing the quality of life for veterans and their families.

  • Transition and Reintegration – From Service to Civilian Life
  • The Military Family Research Initiative
  • The Healthy Veteran Research Initiative
  •  Research Translation and Education

Our Solutions

Transition & Reintegration
  • Veteran Reintegration Study— A qualitative and quantitative study into the transition experience of ex-service members. The project will produce a tool to assess how a veteran is adjusting post-service and determine an individualised ‘needs profile’ to enable targeted education and interventions.
  • Civilian Readiness Study — Surveying and analysing the experiences of current service personnel as they transition out of service. The data has been used to develop a tool to assist in the earlier detection of those who might experience difficulties in adjusting to civilian culture. See: MT-Ready
The Healthy Veteran Research Initiative
  • Veteran Sleep Therapy Study GMR is investigating the use of innovative coping techniques to address sleep issues for veterans who suffer from poor sleep, nightmares and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Quality Use of Medication Study — an investigation into the incidence of psychotropic polypharmacy (the use of multiple medications to treat mental health concerns) in veterans with PTSD. The research aims to improve medication management programs and be used to develop clearer prescribing guidelines and education programs.
The Military Family Research Initiative:
  • Families with a Veteran Study — working with Ex-Service Organisations and veterans’ service providers to gain a better understanding of the needs of families with a veteran. The aim of this study is to provide recommendations for an evidence-based model of care in order to provide coordinated and holistic care for families with a veteran.

Our Partners

RSL QUEENSLAND

Since 2012, Gallipoli Medical Research  has partnered with RSL Queensland to enhance the health and wellbeing of our veterans and their families.

RSL Queensland has provided over $15 million to research aimed at reducing the prevalence and severity of mental health issues, and assist with the transition to civilian life for ADF personnel.

Current projects

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Veterans and Veterans' Families Health Literacy Study

  GALLIPOLI MEDICAL RESEARCH HAS LAUNCHED THEIR LATEST STUDY TO UNDERSTAND THE GAPS IN HEALTH LITERACY IN QUEENSLAND VETERANS AND VETERANS’ FAMILIES.   We are seeking former veterans and their family members to complete an online survey about how you find, understand and use health information,...

Families and the Military-Civilian Transition

Is someone in your family experiencing, or has experienced, a transition out of the Australian Defence Force? OR Have you experienced a transition out of the Australian Defence Force yourself? Gallipoli Medical Research has launched an online survey study to understand the strengths and needs of Australian...

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