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Rita Phillips

Postgraduate Assistant


Rita Phillips is a PhD student at Oxford Brookes University, supervised by Prof. Vince Connelly and Dr. Mark Burgess. Her project examines why people in UK society hold specific understandings of UK veterans which prove to be contradictory in nature. She presented preliminary results at the Military Psychology Conference in 2016 and at the Biannual ERGOMAS (European Research Group On Military And Society) Conference in 2017. She is currently working on a joint ERGOMAS publication, ‘Beyond the uniform(ity)-Social construction of images of veterans in the post truth world’, which will be launched in 2019.