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King’s Centre for Military Health Research (UK)

The King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) was founded in 2004. Previously, we were known as the Gulf War Illnesses Research Unit established in 1996. We are independent of Ministry of Defence (MoD). KCMHR is a collaboration of the Institute of Psychiatry, the Department of War Studies and the Medical School, each part of King’s College, London. In addition, the Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health (ACDMH) works directly with KCMHR. It is funded by the MoD and collaborates directly with the university. Both academics and military personnel are seconded to the unit. Our flagship project is a large scale study of the Health and Wellbeing of the UK Armed Forces. Beginning in 2003 with the start of the Iraq War, the study has expanded to include those deployed to Afghanistan. Click here for more information. KCMHR is led by Directors Professor Simon Wessely and Professor Christopher Dandeker. For more information on KCMHR’s aims and objectives of the Centre, please read our Mission Statement.

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