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Andrew Prevett, drawing from over two decades of experience in both the Australian Army and state law enforcement, offers a unique perspective in his role as a researcher. Holding a Bachelor of Social Work (honours) from Charles Sturt University. Andrew is currently pursuing his PhD while working as a casual professional at the College of Education, Psychology, and Social Work at Flinders University.

Andrew's research endeavours delve deeply into the complex and pressing issue of military veteran wellbeing. His doctoral research focuses on understanding the circumstances surrounding veteran experiences of suicide, aiming to shed light on the factors contributing to these challenges. Specifically, Andrew seeks to explore how the veterans' non-profit sector have historically and presently supported veterans and their families in navigating the complexities of post-service life.

By examining the support structures provided by this sector, Andrew aims to identify gaps and areas for improvement in the support systems available to veterans. Through his research, he aspires to develop insights that can inform the development of more effective and tailored interventions to address the mental health needs of military veterans.

Andrew's dedication to this critical research area stems from his firsthand experience serving in the military and law enforcement sectors. His unique blend of practical experience and academic expertise equips him with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by veterans and the importance of providing robust support systems to safeguard their well-being.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor (Honours), in Social Work, 1st Class (90%), Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 1 Feb 2023

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