Hello everyone! I am going to keep it quick this month as we have a bumper edition for you and I don't want to hold you up getting to it. A massive thank you to Lucy Robinson for coordinating this one single handedly and to all the amazing contributors. It has been fantastic to read about such a cross section of research in this field - we hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

I just have one thing I wanted to share and that is our priorities for the network for the next year, as agreed at our recent AGM:

(1) Well-being and support. We want to continue to be here for our community and provide opportunities to connect with others, to share worries and to find support and guidance.
(2) New focus on increasing links between policy, practice and academia. We are going to be rebooting our work on collaboration across these boundaries.
(3) Secure funding. We plan to reinvigorate our push for some funding to help us to sustain what we can offer our community and have exciting ideas for what we would like to do.
(4) Conference Opportunities. We would like to do more to bring together early career researchers to put together roundtable and panel submissions for major conferences in our field as we know it can be daunting and conferences are more fun if you know some people going!)

We'd love to hear from you if you are interested in getting involved in any of the above or have something you'd like to share for a future newsletter.

Take care,

Hannah West
Chair of the Defence Research Network

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