From understanding mental health and developing improved policy on care provision, to unpicking racism in health and assessing global health failures around the world – our research is working to make the world a better place.
The range and scale of impact delivered by the Department of Global Health & Social Medicines matches our recognised research excellence, touching the intimate and every day, alongside the strategic and global. We work with communities, governments, industries, and civil society – both internationally and within the UK – to make a lasting difference.
What it means to research global health and social medicine
Dr Annie Irvine shares her journey from undergraduate studies to becoming a qualitative researcher. Her research uses qualitative methods to understand the experiences of people who have encountered unemployment, worklessness, and welfare benefits systems due to mental health – and how understanding these experiences can help improve the way the benefit system works. She also shares her experience of working within the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine and the Centre for Society & Mental Health. Find out more about "What is mental health as a human experience?"
Professor Bronwyn Parry shares her journey from experience the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sydney, Australia, to working in India on assisted reproduction, to joining the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King's. She is currently researching assisted dying and supporting the translation of research into policy. Find out more about "How the AIDS pandemic shaped my career"