Understanding the psychological impact of war and conflict

Regrettably, war and conflict are two constants of modern life. They have played a major part in recent history and continue to dominate much of the international agenda. Hence, it is important to explore the psychological impact of wars on both soldiers and civilians. Where conflict leads to physical wounds, psychiatric casualties will inevitably follow and they require equal attention and understanding. Here our trustee, Professor Edgar Jones, provides a reservoir of commentary and analysis to help improve understanding and shape national and international policy.

The MSc War and Psychiatry at King’s College London is led by our Trustee Professor Edgar Jones

This course is designed to explain how people protect themselves against extreme or prolonged stress, to analyse their consequences and to discuss what can be done to mitigate or resolve psychological disorders experienced in conflict.


Air-raid casualties in the First World War

100 years ago, saw the first German airship raids on Britain when two Zeppelins attacked the coastal towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn, Norfolk. In this post, our trustee Professor Edgar Jones discusses the effects of air raids over the UK during the First World War, focusing on civilian morale.