The New Zealand Military Veteran and Family Transition and Post Service Experience

October 15, 2019

Interest in the topic of Transition?  Then you are invited to join us for the next Webinar in the Series on Military Transition where we will be considering:

The New Zealand Military Veteran and Family Transition and Post Service Experience

Presenter:   Dr David McBride

Associate Professor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

University of Otago

Date:           Thursday 31st of October 2019

Time:         10.00am – 11.00am (NZDT) followed by Q + A session

In this Webinar Dr McBride will speak on the key issues and insights on transition and post service life for New Zealand service members, veterans and families and associated matters.

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



To participate in this Webinar with Dr McBride 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



Assoc. Prof. David McBride

Dr David McBride is an occupational physician and Associate Professor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Otago, Dunedin School of Medicine.

He trained in occupational epidemiology at the Institute of Occupational Health at the University of Birmingham

David teaches his speciality at a post graduate level, and to undergraduate medical students. His clinical interests lie in occupational medicine, and of course military and veteran’s health.

He has recently completed a longitudinal study of New Zealand ‘contemporary’ veterans examining the relationship between post-traumatic stress injury, health, wellbeing and multi-system illness.

David has been a Reservist since the age of 18, seeing active service in the Police in Northern Ireland, and deployment to East Timor and Afghanistan with the New Zealand Defence Force.

About This Series

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

About Us

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