Programme team

Being part of the programme, you will benefit from the expertise on offer at Loughborough University, alongside our links to a wide range of military organisations.

The programme team is composed of academic researchers, as well as retired military personel.

Craig White

Craig White

Programe Leader

During 23 years in the RAF, Craig completed a PhD examining the effect of leadership on resilience within the military. This research led to the Veterans’ Resilience Programme being developed.

Dr Jamie Barker

Dr Jamie Barker

Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Dr Jamie Barker is a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the British Psychological Society with over 20 years of experience working in business, professional sport and the military.

Kris Clements

Dr Kristen Clements

Senior Translational Scientist, NCSEM

Dr Kristen Clements’ role is to facilitate the translation of existing sports science, clinical & public health research to inform the development of health services & educational materials.

Silvia Garelli

Silvia Garelli

Fitness instructor

Silvia is a fitness, Pilates and Postural Stability instructor that works locally within Exercise Referral and main stream fitness.

Dr Iuliana Hartescu

Dr Iuliana Hartescu

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Iuliana Hartescu is a sleep scientist, specialising in insomnia and its treatment, and the application of sleep science to public health issues.

Dr Chris McLeod

Dr Chris McLeod

Doctoral Prize Fellow

Dr Chris McLeod is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and an expert in understanding how to optimise eating behaviours to support health.

Professor Kevin Morgan

Professor Kevin Morgan

Emeritus Professor of Psychology

Professor Morgan is a psychologist specialising in the management of insomnia, and the maintenance of good sleep health.

Rory O'Connor

Rory O’Connor

Director of Welfare and Policy, RAF Association

Rory leads on the delivery and development of the RAF Association’s welfare services. Rory served in the Royal Navy until 2004, having spent much of his career attached to the Royal Marines.

Rob Stephenson

Rob Stephenson

CEO, FormScore

Rob Stephenson is a mental health campaigner, keynote speaker and founder of FormScore. Rob is bipolar and thriving, and works with organisations to help create mentally healthy cultures.