The School provides the focus for community-based, public health, global health and rehabilitation research and teaching within the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Occupying facilities on the Guy’s campus, the School is headed by Professor Charles Wolfe.
It has 160 academic, clinical, research and professional service staff working across two Departments and one Centre: the Department of Primary Care & Public Health Sciences, the Department of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, and the Centre for Global Health and Health Partnerships.
Institutionally, the School supports a broad range of leading research activities across King’s College London. Research within the School has helped shape clinical guidelines and government policy, particularly in the areas of stroke, health inequalities and medical diagnosis.
The School’s interest in global health is steered by the Centre for Global Health and Health Partnerships, where it has a focus on global surgery intervention, health systems strengthening, research capacity building, sexual health, and conflict and health.
It continues to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries through its Global Health Partnerships in Sierra Leone, Somaliland and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Within King's Health Partners we have lead on developing a King's Health Partners Strategy for Public Health, involving our partner organisations in South London, and the Public Health Research Challenge as one of Grand Challenges. This has resulted in a South London Public Health Collaborative, and now with the creation of an Institute of Urban Population Health & Care.