RAND Europe and King’s College London consortium selected as preferred bidder to run the Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre from 2022

A soldier returned safely from Afghanistan, heads home with his family, photo by Sergeant Ian Forsyth RLC/Crown Copyright OGL

A soldier returned safely from Afghanistan, heads home with his family.

]Sergeant Ian Forsyth RLC/Crown Copyright OGL

23 September 2021

A consortium of RAND Europe and the King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) at King’s College London has been selected as the preferred bidder to manage the FiMT Research Centre from 2022-2027.

The Research Centre, established in 2017 alongside the Veterans’ and Families Research Hub at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), focuses on producing and consolidating research relating to the Armed Forces Community, particularly what works to support ex-Service personnel and their families to make a successful and sustainable transition to civilian life.

The Centre runs the Veterans and Families Research Hub, provides advice to the Forces in Mind Trust and other stakeholders and organises an annual conference and awards programme, among other functions.

Following an open request for expressions of interest and a competitive tender process, the RAND Europe-KCMHR consortium has now been identified as the preferred bidder to manage the Research Centre for the next five years by the Forces in Mind Trust Board of Directors.

“We are delighted to be working together as RAND, KCMHR and FiMT to continue to deliver the Research Centre’s current outputs while developing the Centre over the next five years.”

—Ruth Harris

Ruth Harris, Research Group Director, Defence, Security and Infrastructure at RAND Europe, said: “We are delighted to be working together as RAND, KCMHR and FiMT to continue to deliver the Research Centre’s current outputs while developing the Centre over the next five years.”

Professor Nicola Fear, Director of the King’s Centre for Military Health Research at King’s College London, said: “We are looking forward to building upon the Centre’s current achievements to ensure tangible, positive change for Veterans and their families across the whole of the UK.”

For more information, visit the Forces in Mind Trust website.

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