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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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1 December 2022
Professor Camara Jones outlined the steps to addressing racial health disparities in the US and UK,…
10 November 2022
As part of celebrations to launch a new exhibition to mark 10 years of Global Health & Social…
Professor Nikolas Rose spoke about the impact of addressing social justice and inequality in today’s…
19 January 2023
A film screening of 'Freezing Fertility' at The Prince Charles Cinema on 19 January 2023