Hello and welcome

Welcome to the Centre for Military Women’s Research (CMWR) inaugural blog post!

Who are we and what do we do?

The CMWR is a group of researchers at Anglia Ruskin University who are looking at the experience and impact of military life on women.

Our core mission is to inform and improve the wellbeing of women in the military and veteran community through world-leading collaborative research and co-production. We are carrying out several different research projects, from looking at the experiences of women in making service justice complaints, to reviewing help-seeking and support services for military women in the civilian world. You can find out more about what we do on our Projects page.

What do we mean by collaborative?

There has been considerable momentum in progressing the UK agenda in research and support for military women in recent years. We see collaboration across the sector as key to achieving our core mission and avoiding duplication of effort.

We would like to work with researchers, policy makers, support services and military women to ensure our work is collaborative and grounded in the experiences of the community. If you would like to speak to us about a potential project, please get in touch.

The CMWR also recognises the value and importance of the co-production of research, ensuring that research is undertaken with military women instead of for them. Find out more about our commitment to co-production.

Future blog posts will feature the work of people in the CMWR community, including researchers, military women and those supporting them. If you’d like to contribute, we’d love to hear from you.