Female RAF Reservist

Sustaining future reserves 2020

This study looks at how the pressures of family life and civilian employment may influence the decision of British Army reservists to continue serving or to withdraw from the reserves.

• What issues motivate reservists to continue serving in the Army and what issues make it harder for them to commit?

• What roles do families and employers play in supporting reservists to continue serving in the Army?

• How do reservists experience and negotiate the pressures of competing role commitments over time?

Led by Dr Sergio Catignani, University of Exeter.