PhD RESEARCH STUDY
Understanding the relationship between stress and sexual functioning among a cohort of British Army personnel: an exploration into early predictors for declining resilience, emotional deregulation and maladaptive behaviours.
The research project aims to explore how sexual functioning relates to general wellbeing and robust mental health in British Army personnel. It seeks to understand the relationship between perceived stress, sexual behaviour and emotional deregulation in order to measure intimate relationship satisfaction. The study also seeks to distinguish maladaptive sexual behaviours and highlight at-risk groups.
Results could inform the development of clear referral pathways, more transparent treatment plans and psycho-education for both clinicians and patients, with the aim of mitigating risk-taking behaviour and relationship breakdown.
CURRENT AREAS OF RESEARCH
MoD Research Ethic Committee (MODREC) Army Sponsor
Army Scientific Advisory Committee (ASAC) University of Chester Ethics Committee