The Division of Health and Social Care Research includes over 50 Principal Investigators College-wide, including the School of Medicine, the School of Social Science & Public Policy and the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery. The Division reflects the disciplinary richness of the College as a whole, in spanning an exceptional academic range (from clinical strengths in primary care, public health, nursing and midwifery, to disciplinary expertise in management, health policy, gerontology, social work and social studies of science). The Division aims to improve the quality of services and health and social outcomes through research relating to individual clinical and social needs, service delivery and organisation, and the wider social and policy context of care. Interdisciplinary research opportunities exist. Our work is underpinned by three core principles: 1. engagement with patient and user perspectives; 2. commitment to conceptual and methodological innovation; and 3. attention to the policy relevance and practical application of our findings.
Research training is an increasingly important and valued part of the MPhil/PhD programme. Training opportunities for this have been greatly enhanced by the formation of the Graduate School which provides opportunities for students from various health-related disciplines to train together. You will be required to attend some taught courses or study days as an induction to the programme. All students are required to maintain regular contact with their academic supervisors.
Developing an awareness of relevant information tools, software and services, and learning how to access and exploit these resources effectively, is essential for effective study. Information Services and Systems offers a range of information literacy courses and other opportunities to improve your use of information tools, software and services including self-paced web-tutorials and practical hands-on training.
Head of group/division
Professor Charles Wolfe
King's College London
Expected to be three years FT, four-six years PT.
Waterloo and Guy's campuses.
Contact Division for details.
Year of entry 2013