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How do sociodemographic characteristics influence UK civilian opinions of UK armed forces Iraq and Afghanistan veterans? A mixed-method approach. (2021)
Journal Article
PHILLIPS, R. [2022]. How do sociodemographic characteristics influence UK civilian opinions of UK armed forces Iraq and Afghanistan veterans? A mixed-method approach. Armed forces and society [online], (accepted).

Evidence suggests that UK veterans are seen as victims with a consequent elevation of concern for their perceived mental health needs. The present study examined sociodemographic factors that contribute to victimising conceptualisations of British Ar... Read More about How do sociodemographic characteristics influence UK civilian opinions of UK armed forces Iraq and Afghanistan veterans? A mixed-method approach..

Examining myths of the mad, bad and sad British veteran in today's media: a qualitative approach. (2021)
Journal Article
PHILLIPS, R., CONNELLY, V. and BURGESS, M. [2021]. Examining myths of the mad, bad and sad British veteran in today's media: a qualitative approach. Journal of political and military sociology [online] (accepted).

Previous research on British public perceptions of UK veterans has focused mainly on opinion polls and survey data. This is problematic, as the broader scope of public dialogue and discourse that informs and influences public perceptions of veterans... Read More about Examining myths of the mad, bad and sad British veteran in today's media: a qualitative approach..

Understanding the victimization of US Army Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in US public. (2021)
Journal Article
PHILLIPS, R. [2021]. Understanding the victimization of US Army Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in US public. Journal of military and veterans' health [online], (accepted).

Previous research suggests that US public estimates of mental health problems in US veterans who returned from the deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan exceed actual concerns. The present project examines how sociodemographic factors may contribute to... Read More about Understanding the victimization of US Army Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in US public..

Primary teachers' experiences of the effectiveness of nurture groups on children's social and emotional skills, academic attainment and behaviour. (2021)
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MACPHERSON, E. and PHILLIPS, R. 2021. Primary teachers' experiences of the effectiveness of nurture groups on children's social and emotional skills, academic attainment and behaviour. International journal of nurture in education [online], 7(Summer), pages 15-26. Available from: https://www.nurtureuk.org/sites/default/files/the_international_journal_of_nurture_in_education_-_volume_7.pdf

Current research suggests that nurture groups are an effective psychosocial intervention to support children and young people with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties. However, to date research has not examined teachers’ personal opinions of... Read More about Primary teachers' experiences of the effectiveness of nurture groups on children's social and emotional skills, academic attainment and behaviour..

Teachers' faith, identity processes and resilience: a qualitative approach. (2021)
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PHILLIPS, R. 2021. Teachers' faith, identity processes and resilience: a qualitative approach. British journal of religious education [online], 43(3), pages 310-319. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/01416200.2021.1891860

Teachers are at risk to suffer from burnout and adverse mental health as a result of work-related stress and conflicts. The development of teacher resilience depends upon a complex interaction between extraneous factors (i.e. administrative and socia... Read More about Teachers' faith, identity processes and resilience: a qualitative approach..

Weddings in Catholic strong belief communities: a qualitative examination of Catholic deep-faith spouses’ experience of their wedding. (2020)
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PHILLIPS, R. 2020. Weddings in Catholic strong belief communities: a qualitative examination of Catholic deep-faith spouses' experience of their wedding. International journal of religion and spirituality in society [online], 10(4), pages 87-103. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18848/2154-8633/CGP/v10i04/87-103

Previous research indicated that traditional rituals, social codes, and contemporary norms strongly influence a wedding’s construction. This project aimed to understand how members from strong belief Roman Catholic communities negotiate between socia... Read More about Weddings in Catholic strong belief communities: a qualitative examination of Catholic deep-faith spouses’ experience of their wedding..

Representations of British armed forces veterans in the press: a quantitative analysis of newspaper articles. (2020)
Journal Article
PHILLIPS, R., CONNELLY, V. and BURGESS, M. 2020. Representations of British armed forces veterans in the press: a quantitative analysis of newspaper articles. Journal of political and military sociology [online], 47(1), pages 77-98. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5744/jpms.2020.1003

Previous research has shown that British public perception of veterans can be negative and erroneous. Surveys, for example, indicate that veterans are characterized as skilled and valorous individuals but also as suffering from ill-health, unemployme... Read More about Representations of British armed forces veterans in the press: a quantitative analysis of newspaper articles..

Exploring the victimization of British veterans: comparing British beliefs about veterans with beliefs about soldiers. (2020)
Journal Article
PHILLIPS, R.H., CONNELLY, V. and BURGESS, M. [2020]. Exploring the victimization of British veterans: comparing British beliefs about veterans with beliefs about soldiers. Armed forces and society [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0095327X20942244

Evidence suggests that most of the UK public appreciate currently serving UK Armed Forces personnel but are less positive in their beliefs about veterans. This research examined the social representations held by civilian participants of UK veterans... Read More about Exploring the victimization of British veterans: comparing British beliefs about veterans with beliefs about soldiers..

Explaining the relationship between religiosity and increased wellbeing avoidance of identity threat as a key factor. (2020)
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PHILLIPS, R., CONNELLY, V. and BURGESS, M. 2021. Explaining the relationship between religiosity and increased wellbeing avoidance of identity threat as a key factor. Journal of beliefs and values [online], 42(2), pages 163-176. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13617672.2020.1799152

Previous research outlines a relationship between religiosity and increased mental and physical wellbeing. However, to date findings from quantitative and qualitative research do not offer an unambiguous explanation for this relationship. The study a... Read More about Explaining the relationship between religiosity and increased wellbeing avoidance of identity threat as a key factor..

The stigmatized hero? A review of UK opinion polls and surveys on perceptions of British veterans in UK society. (2020)
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PHILLIPS, R. 2020. The stigmatized hero? A review of UK opinion polls and surveys on perceptions of British veterans in UK society. Journal of veterans studies [online], 6(1), pages 64-84. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21061/jvs.v6i1.150

Findings from representative opinion polls and surveys provide information on pertinent perceptions of veterans in British society. The present project compares these findings and contrasts them with factually correct information. This allows resear... Read More about The stigmatized hero? A review of UK opinion polls and surveys on perceptions of British veterans in UK society..