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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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Demonstrating that health is more than a medical matter.
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25 August 2022
The Department of Global Health & Social Medicine successfully piloted a new course on decolonising…
22 June 2022
Congratulations to Rebecca Sinnott, MSc Global Health and Social Justice, and Malaika Okundi, BSc…
04 October 2022
Editors and contributors of 'Hospitals in South Asia: Health Policies, Care Practices' will discuss…
01 November 2022
Join the Refugee Mental Health and Place Network for an evening of personal and poetic expression of…