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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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27 November 2023
The SHADE research hub has been launched by the School of Global Affairs in partnership with the…
10 October 2023
The WHO report, co-authored by a King's researcher, offers guidance on developing better policies to…
27 September 2023
The new report, co-authored by a King’s academic, says that cancer in women is overlooked despite…
07 December 2023
The archive contributes to the decolonising efforts in global health teaching and research.