Dr Sue Holttum, senior lecturer in research at the Salomons Centre, has won an award for Outstanding Paper from the publishers Emerald Literati. Her winning publication is titled “Mental health of people in the military depends on social inclusion: why not for all of us?” In the paper Sue discusses recent research on military personnel’s adjustment when they return from combat.  Taking into account their families and sense of social inclusion is key to mental well-being. The involvement of the spouse or close partner in psychological therapy may also be crucial to reintegration into civilian life. Sue also argues that these ways of working   have important lessons for civilian mental health services.

This is the second year running that Sue has won this award from Emerald.