Webinar Series – The Veteran and Military Reintegration Studies

November 22, 2019

You are invited to join us for the next Webinar in the Series on Military Transition where we will be discussing the topic of:

“The Veteran and Military Reintegration Studies: Towards Evidence-Based and Targeted Transition Assessment and Support in Australia”

Presenter:   Dr Madeline Romaniuk

Associate Director of Mental Health Research

Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation

Date:           Thursday 28th of November 2019

Time:         1.00pm – 2.00pm (NZDT) followed by Q + A session


In this webinar Dr Madeline Romaniuk will present an overview and initial findings of the Veteran and Military Reintegration Studies, being conducted by the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation. This is a long-term mixed methods research project, initiated in 2015, to address the limited research in Australia regarding the transition experience for Australian Deference Force (ADF) members.

The research focuses on the psychological and cultural aspects of the reintegration process and includes the development of a psychometric assessment tool to help determine ‘transition readiness’ and track adjustment post permanent separation from Defence. It is the first study in Australia to examine the lived experience of transition and includes one of the largest qualitative studies to be conducted globally.

The one hour presentation will be followed by a interactive Q&A session where participants will be able to ask Dr Romaniuk questions about points raised in her presentation or current issues on transition related to their work.



To participate in this Webinar with Dr Romaniuk Register at:


When you have registered you will receive information on how to access the webinar online

If you have any queries regarding the Webinars or Registration, Email the ASCN (New Zealand) Secretariat at ascn.nz@gmail.com.




Dr Madeline Romaniuk

Dr Romaniuk is the Associate Director of Mental Health Research at the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation and also holds Adjunct Senior Lecturer positions at the University of Queensland and University of Southern Queensland.

She is currently Principal Investigator on six research projects dedicated to improving the wellbeing of veterans and military personnel and has authored approximately 40 conference presentations and peer-reviewed articles in the area of veteran health.

In addition to research, Dr Romaniuk is a senior Clinical Psychologist with 10 years clinical experience in a variety of settings including public and private hospitals, community government services, NGOs, and private practice. For the last 8 years, her practice has focused on the assessment and treatment of current and former ADF personnel suffering PTSD, transition difficulties and associated co-morbidities.

Dr Romaniuk currently runs a private practice dedicated to evidence-based management of trauma among at risk populations, and is a provider for Open Arms – Veterans and Families Counselling Service and the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA).

Due to her extensive work in both clinical practice and research, Dr Romaniuk is also a regularly invited keynote speaker at military and veteran forums. She was invited as an expert witness to provide testimony to the Parliament Senate Inquiry into Transition from the ADF.

Recently Dr Romaniuk was also part of the DVA Veteran Mental Health & Wellbeing Summit held at the Australian Parliament House in Canberra.  The Summit was convened by the Minister of Veteran Affairs and Defence Personnel that brought together national experts. As part of this event, she was invited to speak and contribute to shaping a revised Mental Health Strategy for the Department for the next 10 years including initiating the development of a National Action Plan.

Dr Romaniuk also continues to present her research regularly to the Prime-Ministerial Industry Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment.



This series uses real time education and information sharing webinars presented by International Thought Leaders and Researchers from New Zealand allied countries including Canada, United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

It has been developed by Not For Profit ASCN (New Zealand) in collaboration with Veterans Affairs New Zealand, the NZ Defence Force and the University of Otago. Robert Lippiatt from ASCN (NZ) is the chair of the series. He has had significant international experience chairing and facilitating Defence and Veterans forms

Each Webinar covers the key issues and insights on Military Veteran Transition and post service life gained through research and other ongoing work with military members, veterans and their families in the relevant country.

Watch out for information and registration instructions for the next set of Webinars in the series which will be held in November and December 2019.

If you require any additional information on these Webinars or would like to register your interest in participating in the rest of the Webinar series please contact Steve Shamy at the ASCN (New Zealand) Secretariat at email ascn.nz@gmail.com.



ASCN (New Zealand) in conjunction with ASCN (Australia) form the Trans Tasman Australasian Services Care Network (ASCN).

This Not for profit Network acts as a neutral and independent hub for discussion and action by Government, Research, Service Providers and Advocacy on health and wellbeing questions and issues that impact military, veterans, public safety officers and their families in both countries.

It is committed to improving the life-long health and wellbeing of current and former members of the Defence Force (Regular and Reserve), Public Safety Organisations and their Families