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Australian Army Reservists with overseas experience needed for Swinburne employment transition study

Researchers from Swinburne University of Technology are conducting a study into how Australian Army reserve soldiers draw on external narratives to re-establish their identity within the civilian workplace after overseas operational duty

The researchers would like to hear from current or former Army Reserve personnel who:

  • Have served overseas as a reservist

  • Are between the ages of 21 and 60 years

  • Have been in the civilian workforce in any capacity (contract, casual, part-time, full-time) for at least three years

  • Be available for a one-hour private interview at a CBD veteran centre in Melbourne, Sydney, or Brisbane.

You will be asked to complete a written questionnaire that helps us understand your background followed by one-hour one-on-one interview.

Results from this study will help researchers develop a better understanding of how reservists renegotiate their identity when returning to civilian employment after serving overseas on full-time duty.

Please contact the Principle Investigator, Mark Schroffel, by emailing

The ethical aspects of this research project have been approved by both

the Departments of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee and

the Swinburne University of Technology Human Research Ethics Committee.

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