Andreana Glendinning commenced her PhD at IER in January 2020 Investigating barriers to military veterans entering civilian employment with an emphasis on gender and social inequalities. As the study has progressed Andreana has focused on the longer-term working lives of women veterans with continued emphasis on social inequalities, and in addition exploration of women's working lives as a setting for the context of women veterans' working lives.
Andreana joined the Royal Navy in 2003 as a Nursing Officer serving until January 2020. Prior to this she studied Nursing at Kings College Hospital completing her training in 1986. She completed a BSc (Hons) in Professional Practice at the University of Brighton in 1998 and a MSc in Clinical Studies and Education in 2002.
During her time in the Royal Navy Andreana undertook a variety of roles including intensive care nursing, managing and negotiating the placement of doctors and other healthcare professionals in NHS Trusts, managing doctors’ revalidation across the 3 branches of the Armed Forces and Civil Servants, lecturing on and convening nursing and research modules within a University environment, career and education management of nurses in the Royal Navy. Prior to leaving the Service she completed a PGCert in Research Methods for Social Science and Health at King’s College London.