Stuart Cole

Research Development Manager

Stuart specialises in armed forces charities and heads DSC’s Armed Forces Charities research, which is funded by the Forces in Mind Trust. He has co-authored ten reports on the subject, including the definitive analysis, Sector Insight. Stuart is also the winner of the 2021 FiMT Research Award for his work in this field, which has been cited at government level.

As Research Development Manager, Stuart provides research and consultancy to inform policy and practice in the charity sector. Before joining DSC in 2015, Stuart worked in public health research, working on projects in partnership with the World Health Organization and the NHS.

Stuart holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology, an MSc in Applied Psychology, and a PGCE in Psychology. He is a qualified teacher and taught for five years before moving into applied research. 


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