On what the accolade meant to him, Dr Yarwood-Ross said: “Gaining RSA Fellowship means a great deal to me. In some respects, it continues to validate the work I have done in the field of military trauma.
“I think this is important to early career researchers as we can often lose sight of the impact our research.
“Becoming a Fellow of the RSA also means I am now part of a community that strives to realise change through building networks and collaboration. I am a naturally inquisitive person who strives to problem-solve, and it excited me that historically the RSA has tackled some of society’s greatest challenges.
“I feel deeply honoured to be a Fellow and believe in the philosophy that we are stronger together.
“I have felt welcome by the RSA from the moment I joined and have been encouraged to explore different avenues on offer to me, which are vast and inclusive.
“I would like to say thank you again to the veterans that I have worked with over the recent years. My research and Fellowship would not have been possible without their valued contribution.”
Dr Yarwood-Ross’s research includes projects on foot and leg ulcer care, negative pressure wound therapy, wound dressings and classic grounded theory methodology. Dr Yarwood-Ross’s PhD explored the impact of combat-related limb-loss on veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. He discovered a theory in which veterans engaged in a psychosocial process of facing losses by dealing with uncertainty, acceptance and finding meaning.
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