Prof Mike Almond QVRM AE MRAeS DM FRCP DL VR has a clinical research background, with over 100 peer reviewed publications. He is an ex-RAF Reservist with involvement in the veteran community and a specific interest in the health and wellbeing of the Armed Forces and Veterans and their Families.
Mike was appointed Professor of Veterans & Families Studies at ARU in 2018, initially supporting the Veterans & Families Research Centre Hub. The VFR Hub was designed to translate the findings of recent research into plain language and give insights that could be applied practically and understood by organisations that support veterans and their families. He subsequently became the Armed Forces Engagement Lead for the University.
Away from ARU, Mike sits on the Essex County Council Civilian Military Partnership Board, and chairs the Essex Reserve Forces and Cadets County Forum.
Mike was a Reservist from 1977 - 2021. His most recent deployment in 2018 was to South Sudan, supporting the United Nations’ Mission there. His last position in the RAF was as SO1 Med Reserves, which was designed to support the policy, manning and deployment of the RAF Reserves medical component.
Bradley S and Almond M. Duty and Care: Armed Forces Family Mobility and Health Care Report. Report; Feb 2022. Available here https://nff.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Duty_and_Care.pdf
Almond M. Suicide among Scottish military veterans. Occup Eniviron Med. 2021 Nov 18;oemed-2021-108026. doi: 10.1136/oemed-221-108026
Fleuty K, Cooper A and Almond M K. Armed Forces and Veteran Housing Policies:
The United Kingdom 2021 Vision. Journal of Veterans Studies. 2021 June 7(1), pp. 232–240. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21061/jvs.v7i1.242
Cable G, Cathcart D, Almond MK. The case for veteran-friendly higher education in Canada and the United Kingdom. J of Veterans Studies. 2021 Mar 7(1):46 doi: 10.21061/jvs.v7i1.225
Petrova M, Caddick N, Almond MK. Palliative and end-of-life care for military veterans: the forgotten few? Br J Gen Pract. 2021 Jan 28;71(703):86-89. doi: 0.3399/bjgp21X714869. PMID: 33509828; PMCID: PMC7846368.
Fleuty, K. and Almond, M. K., 2020. Remote Access Therapy for Veterans With Psychological Problems: Current State of the Art. Mil Med. 2020 Aug 14;185(7-8):e1046-e1050. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usaa020. PMID: 32060551.
Dagens, A. B., Mckinnon, J., Simpson R., Calvert, C., Keast T., Hart, N., Almond, M., 2020. Trans-Atlantic aeromedical repatriation of multiple COVID-19 patients: a hybridmilitary-civilian model. BMJ Mil Health. 2020 Dec 24:bmjmilitary-2020-001565. doi: 10.1136/bmjmilitary-2020-001565. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33361440.
Petrova, M., Caddick, N., Almond, M. K., 2021. Palliative and end-of-life care for militaryveterans: the forgotten few? Br J Gen Pract. 2021 Jan 28;71(703):86-89. doi: 10.3399/bjgp21X714869. PMID: 33509828; PMCID: PMC7846368.
Cable, G., Cathcart, D., Almond, M. K., 2021. The case for veteran-friendly higher education in Canada and the United Kingdom. J of Veterans Studies. 2021 Mar 7(1):46 doi: 10.21061/jvs.v7i1.225.
Almond, L. A. and Almond, M. K., 2021. Professor Hugh MacLean: One of the first British research nephrologists and the pioneer of the first United Kingdom veterans' renal clinic. J R Coll Physicians Edinb. 2021 Mar 51(1):98-103 doi: 10.4997/JRCPE.2021.124.
Sridharan, S., Vilar, E., Davenport, A., Ashman, N., Almond, M., Banerjee, A., Roberts, J., Farrington, K., 2018. Indexing dialysis dose for gender, body size and physical activity: Impact on survival. PLoS One. 2018 Sep 7;13(9):e0203075. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203075. eCollection 2018.
Harnett, P., Jones, M., Almond, M., Ballasubramaniam, G., Kunnath, V., 2018. A virtual clinic to improve long-term outcomes in chronic kidney disease. Clin Med (Lond). 2018 Oct;18(5):356-363. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.18-5-356.
Posselt, B. N., Greenhalgh, A. M., Almond, M. K., 2018. 100 years of the Royal Air Force's contribution to medicine: providing care in the air and delivering care by air. Clin Med (Lond). 2018 Aug;18(4):297-300. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.18-4-297.