Glen Dighton

PhD Researcher

Contact: glen.dighton@swansea.ac.uk

Biography

Glen Dighton is currently a Research Assistant for the UK Armed Forces Veterans Health and Gambling Study at the Department of Psychology, Swansea University, Wales. Holding a Master’s degree in Research Methods in Psychology, with a focus on motivational psychology, and procrastination and perfectionism’s role in cognitive behavioural therapy interventions, Glen’s research interests grew to include behavioural addictions. Growing up in Hampshire, Glen’s working background in secure forensic psychiatric services led to close contact working with a number ex-Armed Forces service users, fostering an interest in Armed Forces veterans issues, services, and mental health provision. This eventually led onto Glen’s undertaking of a PhD in Psychology thesis examining the impact of problem gambling on UK Armed Forces veterans, and their families to be completed by the end of 2019.