The Australian Military Transition Study

Mountain, Top, Adventure, Hiking, Travel, PersonHave you completed service with the Australian Defence Force? Were you discharged on or after January 1, 2004? You are invited to complete a short anonymous survey that will help us to develop health and well-being strategies for former service members.

La Trobe University is seeking participants who have transitioned from service with the Australian Defence Force on or after January 1, 2004.

Current research indicates that almost 50% of Australian veterans experience a difficult, or very difficult transition from military service, due to the impact of service on things like housing, relationships, employment, and physical and mental health and well-being.

We need to know more about the activities that are important to you now that you have completed service, so we can develop health and well-being strategies that build on veteran’s skills and activity preferences.

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Participation in the study involves completion of an online survey. The survey is completely anonymous and takes around 10 minutes to complete; about the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee or read the headlines in your local newspaper.

The study is being completed by Kylie Carra, PhD researcher at the La Trobe Rural Health School in Bendigo, under the supervision of Dr. Brett Gordon, Associate Professor Michael Curtin, and Associate Professor Tracy Fortune.

Kylie Carra joined the La Trobe Rural Health School in Bendigo in 2012, after 10 years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist at Bendigo Health. Through the experiences of family members who have served with the Australian Defence Force, she is committed to improving the experience of transitioning from military service for current and future generations.

The survey can be accessed through the following link:

Alternatively, you can email to gain access to a printed or online version of the survey.