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224x135px_london_smogAIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVES IN OTHER CITIES


The Environmental Research Group at King’s is working with Westminster City Council to analyse the impact of air pollution in London.

224x135px_changingattitudesATTITUDES TO MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION IN BARKING AND DAGENHAM

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has experienced some of the most rapid demographic changes of anywhere in the UK.

224x135px_students01BLOOMSBURY CENTRE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH


Supported by the Wellcome Trust, the centre aims to recruit and train clinical and non-clinical scientists interested in global health research.

224x135px_coupleE-STI TESTING RESEARCH


Working in partnership with digital sexual health service SH:24, King’s and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have conducted a study aimed at increasing treatments for prevalent sexually-transmitted infections in London.

224x135px_brainCENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROBIOLOGY

The Centre aims to understand the mechanisms that control brain development and how deviations from the normal plan lead to disease.

224x135px-mental-healtectureCENTRE FOR GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH

The Centre seeks to close the treatment gap and reduce human rights abuses experienced by people living with mental, neurological and substance use conditions, particularly in low resource settings.

224x135px-london_bike_lane_trafficCENTRE FOR LONDON - COMMISSION ON THE FUTURE OF LONDON'S ROADS AND STREETS

Centre for London examines how the city can best manage the conflicting pressures on its roads and streets, and tackle problems of congestion, pollution, affordability and road safety.

224x135px_palliativecareCICELY SAUNDERS INSTITUTE OF PALLIATIVE CARE, POLICY AND REHABILITATION

The Institute is the first purpose built centre for research into palliative care, offering courses and other relevant resources.

224x135px_mriCOMPUTATIONAL COLLABORATIVE PROJECT CCP PET-MR


This EPSRC-funded collaborative computational project (CCP) aims to bring together the best of the UK's PET and MR image reconstruction expertise to capitalise on this unique opportunity.

224x135px-collaborationCOLLABORATE TO INNOVATE


This competition sees life sciences SMEs partnered up with academics to deliver 6-12 month research proposals. With support from ERDF and HEFCE, 16 projects were selected for 2017.

224x135px_dnaEAST LONDON GENES AND HEALTH


East London Genes & Health aims to improve health among people of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage in East London by analysing the genes and health of 100,000 local people.

224x135px-5g_testEXPLORING 5G POTENTIAL WITH ERICSSON 

King’s College London and Ericsson are collaborating on 5G research, addressing both technical implications and societal challenges towards the development of a tactile internet. 

224x135px-library_CROSS-DISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO NON-EQUILIBRIM SYSTEMS


CANES aims to train future research leaders in the understanding, control and design of systems far from equilibrium, and functions as a UK Centre of Excellence for the research community.

224x135px_imaging_rosetteEPSRC CENTRE FOR DOCTORAL TRAINING IN MEDICAL IMAGING


King's and Imperial College London's  interdisciplinary training collaboration provides a unique PhD program in Medical Imaging, meeting challenges in healthcare and medical imaging.

224x135px_heartBRITISH HEART FOUNDATION CENTRE FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

The Centre brings together a unique range of internationally renowned scientists and clinicians focusing on early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of heart diseases.

224x135px_paperGEORGIAN PAPERS PROGRAMME


A collaboration between King’s and the Royal Collection Trust, the programme aims to digitize, disseminate, and interpret a rich collection of materials, including correspondence, maps and royal household ledgers.

454x276px_fingersGET CREATIVE INTEGRATED RESEARCH PROJECT

Led by the BBC and What Next?, the campaign celebrates and promotes creativity of all kinds across the UK in collaboration with a range of arts, cultural and voluntary organisations across the UK.

224x135px_healthHEALTH IMPACT OF AIR POLLUTION IN LONDON

MedIAN is one of eight networks that identifies and develops Engineering and Physical Sciences solutions to unmet clinical needs identified by the NIHR Healthcare Technology Cooperatives.

224x135px_ultrasoundIFIND

King's, St Thomas’ Hospital, Imperial College London, the University of Firenze (Italy), the Hospital for Sick Children (Canada) and Philips Healthcare use techniques to create a multi-probe system for automated ultrasound imaging.

454x276px_meetingIMPROVING PLACES

Improving Places, a collaboration between Arts Council England and the Mayor of London, highlights how partnerships between Culture and Business Improvement Districts affect where we live, work and play. 

224x135px_kingscommissionKING'S COMMISSION ON LONDON

Established in November 2015, King’s Commission on London is a two-year study looking at the future challenges and issues facing London and their possible solutions – taking a longer term, 15 year, perspective

KHP LogoKING'S HEALTH PARTNERS

King's Health Partners is an Academic Health Science Centre where world-class research, education and clinical practice are brought together for the benefit of patients.

224x135px-kings_think_tankKING'S THINK TANK

King's Think Tank is Europe's largest student-led Think Tank, striving to empower students with the skills necessary to devise and implement policy solutions effectively and efficiently.

224x135px_age-friendlyLONDON AGE-FRIENDLY CITIES

The Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy contributes to the London Age-friendly Cities research project as one of 33 projects in the World Health Organization’s global initiative.

224x135px_airpollutionLONDON AIR QUALITY NETWORK


The Medical Research Council - Public Health England Centre for Environment and Health is a leading centre for research on air quality and health and manages the London Air Quality Network.

224x135px_art02LONDON ARTS AND HUMANITIES PARTNERSHIP

LAHP brings together three leading UK Research Organisations: Kings College London, the School of Advanced Study, University of London and University College London.

224x135px_earth01LONDON HUB FOR URBAN HEALTH, SUSTAINABILITY AND EQUALITY

King’s is a partner in a major research initiative that will examine how urban development can ensure healthy lives for all, while also protecting the planet.

454x276px_girls_jumping_sunsetLONDON YOUTH, RELIGION AND POLITICS

London Youth, Religion and Politics focuses on young adults of immigrant parents in two inner-city London areas: the East End and Brixton, painting portraits of young men and women.

224x135px_asthmaMRC ASTHMA UK CENTRE


The Centre was formed with the MRC, Asthma UK, Imperial College and King's, as well the NHS Trusts of the two universities, providing experience in researching asthma in the primary care community.

MRC CENTRE FOR TRANSPLANTATION

The Centre's main aim is to bring the benefits of excellent research to people by translating basic discovery into new therapeutic, diagnostic and prognostic applications.

224x135px_mentalhealthMRC SOCIAL, GENETIC AND DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHIATRY CENTRE

The Centre undertakes research on the impact and interplay between genetic, environmental and developmental factors, and their roles in the causal processes underlying the origins and course of multifactorial mental disorders.

224x135px_greenlondonMRC-PHE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH


The Centre brings together a number of leading research groups from London’s top universities, focused on the diverse fields of environment and health to promote and encourage interdisciplinary research.

224x135px_gasmaskUNDERSTANDING THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF AIR POLLUTION IN LONDON

The project estimates the mortality burden of long-term exposure to nitrogen dioxide in London and provides a new mortality burden estimate for fine particulate matter.

224x135px_lenahornON BLACKNESS, CINEMA AND THE MOVING IMAGE: A KINGS COLLEGE LONDON SYMPOSIUM

In collaboration with the BFI, this symposium served to trace the historical evolution of the black movie star, examine blackness in visual culture and its aesthetics and delve into the politics of black stardom.

224x135px_smartheartSMARTHEART: NEXT-GENERATION CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTHCARE


This collaboration with Imperial, Oxford, QMUL and industry is funded as part of EPSRC’s healthcare technologies initiative to develop new technologies to improve the range of applications for MRI in cardiovascular disease diagnosis. 

224x135px_meetingTHE CULTURAL VALUE SCOPING PROJECT


Following the AHRC Cultural Value Project, this scoping project explores how research, evaluation, evidence-building and analysis into cultural value might best be supported in the future. 

224x135px_thecrickTHE FRANCIS-CRICK INSTITUTE

As one of the three partner universities, King's is part of the leading biomedical research institute in Europe, helping to pioneer new approaches to interdisciplinary and collaborative biomedical research.

224x135px_moleculesTHOMAS YOUNG CENTRE

The Centre is an interdisciplinary alliance of London researchers addressing the challenges of society and industry through the theory and simulation of materials, or materials modelling.

224x135px-london_traffic_duskTRAFFIC IN LONDON

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine is leading on this collaborative research project aiming to better understand the health problems caused by air pollution and noise from traffic in London.

224x135px_TWINSTWINS UK

Twins UK is the largest UK adult twin registry, featuring 12,000 sets of twins used to study the genetic and environmental aetiology of age-related complex traits and diseases.

224x135px-parkURBAN MIND

The Urban Mind app gathers data on city living to understand how urban environments affect mental wellbeing. Developed by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience with external partners.

224x135px_rewritingthescoreMUSIC IN LONDON 1800-1851

Funded by the European Research Council, this project aims to rewrite the history of music in the early nineteenth-century London, emphasising the city’s unique position in European musical culture.

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