Army Nurse Operating Medical Equipment at Camp Bastion Hospital, Afghanistan

The role of army reservists

This study looks at how reservists cope with the competing responsibilities of military service, family life and civilian employment.

• What positive and negative experiences do reservists have in moving between their reservist role, their family life and civilian employment?

• How do these experiences differ from regular personnel, from their civilian employers and family members?

• What are the attitudes and perceptions of regulars, civilian employers and family members to the competing demands of being a reservist?

• What are the factors that lead to successful recruitment and deployment?

Led by Dr Sabir Giga, Lancaster University.