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Health and illness have crucial social and political dimensions – raising profound social, political and ethical challenges in all regions of the world. Our research engages with these issues through conceptually rigorous empirical research with important practical and policy implications.
We are ranked within the top 10 sociology departments in the UK, and 100 percent of our research impact is judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent.
King’s has historically been at the forefront of medical research and teaching – our departmental research culture builds on this excellence to extend health research in a social context. We do this by exploring the new issues raised by developments in biomedicine and beyond.
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23 May 2023
Delivering the Institute of Gerontology’s annual Hobman Lecture, Professor Thomas Scharf made the…
15 May 2023
‘Divided’ by Dr Annabel Sowemimo unravels the colonial roots of modern medicine and exposes racial…
23 June 2023
Professor Camara Jones will speak on 'A public health approach to tackling racism and structural…
26 June 2023
Next in the Age of Health series, this talk explores the social science of the biosciences and…