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Marie-Louise Sharp

Senior research associate, King's College London

Marie-Louise is a Senior Research Associate at the King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR). Marie-Louise has research expertise in psychological medicine and epidemiology and has responsibility for KCMHR research strategy. Her research interests include military mental health and help-seeking behaviours, the health and well-being of Emergency Service Workers and has a focus on methods to extend research impact.
Marie-Louise previously worked in the non-profit sector specialising in Armed Forces healthcare policy and has advised the UK Government on research and best practice in the National Health Service and the Ministry of Defence in healthcare provision for the Armed Forces community. She was awarded a Clore Social leadership fellowship in 2016 which aims to support leadership, understanding and innovation across the non-profit sector. Marie-Louise also has a background in political science and comparative government having trained at post-graduate level at Oxford University. Marie-Louise is particularly interested in the value gained from international comparative research and the benefit of international and cross-disciplinary research based in practical and policy outputs.


  • 2018–present
    Senior Research Associate, King's College London
  • 2016–2018
    Research and Policy Manager, Royal British Legion
  • 2012–2016
    Doctoral Student, King's College London
  • 2010–2012
    National Policy Advisor (Health and Care) , Royal British Legion
  • 2009–2010
    Principal Policy and Projects Officer Health and Adult Social Services, London Councils