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Faculty in Focus

The King’s vision is to make the world a better place through excellence in teaching, research and service to society. Our themed Faculty campaigns showcase different ways we are working to achieve that vision, on a local and global scale.

King’s and the Community

This campaign will share some of the ways we seek to contribute to our local community in London and drive societal change, whether that be through research into specific challenges and health inequalities, or support for underrepresented student groups, helping them access and succeed in higher education.

Professor Mark Ashworth

Professor Mark Ashworth: Community care through General Practice

Professor Mark Ashworth's research and career has been led by a combination of clinical care and primary care research. Working for 30 years as a GP in Lambeth, Mark's experience in the local community has led him to focus on academic primary care.

In this feature Mark speaks about his career, the importance of community and how primary care data and trust can work towards tackling health inequalities.

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forging connections through food and science

Forging connections through food and science

King’s researchers, in collaboration with Global Generation and the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Science's Public Engagement team are running regular community sessions for local residents to connect with nature, food and science.

In a recent session held at The Paper Garden, Canada Water, the group looked at ‘personalised medicine’. The School's Aishwarya Mishra and Navodini Wijethilake started the evening off with presentations on their research focusing on Nuclear Imaging and Artificial Intelligence for personalised medicine, respectively.

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Ensuring positive pregnancies with the Lambeth Early Action Partnership

Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) is an initiative designed to give thousands of young children across the most deprived areas of Lambeth a better start to life. King’s lecturer and PhD student Zahra Khan has been working with LEAP to evaluate the impact of a community midwifery programme centred on continuity of care and reducing health inequalities, and spoke to us about her research.

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Amy Ryman

STEMgirls Club: providing the missing link between school and university

Amy Ryman is the founder of STEMgirls Club, a business that provides opportunities for girls to explore STEM careers through weekly engaging and fun challenges. As the Head of Science at a South London comprehensive, Amy became aware that few girls were choosing to pursue extra-curricular STEM activities in comparison to boys. To help address this, she created STEMgirls Club and began a fruitful collaboration with King’s, working with students to engage girls in STEM topics in the classroom.

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Encouraging more students to choose General Practice as a vocation

How King’s supports medical students to experience the varied, rewarding and flexible career options offered by general practice, and is helping to address the national shortage of doctors working in primary care.

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Vaccination programmes that help patients and students

As temperatures plummet, the NHS is urging eligible adults to come forward for their flu and Covid-19 vaccinations in order to reduce their risk of serious illness and ease pressures on the healthcare system over the winter. But vaccination programmes bring a number of benefits you might not have thought of… for our students.

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Exploring maternal health inequalities with the Black Cultural Archives



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Harnessing colour and light to raise awareness of brain tumours

“The opportunity to hear from clinicians, talk to people in my situation and benefit from their feedback was what drew me to this project. I realised the extent of the number of people that are affected by brain tumours,” said Kate Dooley.

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BMEIS hosts outreach and insight event for Success for Black Engineers Programme

The School recently hosted 'Getting Into Engineering', an outreach event for Year 9-13 school pupils as part of their Success for Black Engineers Programme.

Success for Black Engineers is a project jointly spearheaded by the School and the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences to support aspiring black engineers at school and university.

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In Conversation with Tiarna Lee

Tiarna Lee speaks to us about her research on biases in medical Artificial Intelligence, working with Science Gallery London, and her journey from being an undergraduate to a PhD Student at the School.

Tiarna Lee is a PhD student at the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, King's College London. Her research focuses on evaluating fairness and biases in Artificial Intelligence (AI) used for cardiac imaging. As the STEM community and the public collectively look forward to advances in the field of medical AI and the resulting benefit on patient care, researchers at the School are working to ensure that AI models are trained thoroughly to respond to the unique needs of all patients they serve.

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Dr Hannah Rosa: Why public engagement is both fulfilling and essential

Dr Hannah Rosa is a Technical Manager in the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Metabolic sciences. She is passionate about public engagement, and in particular, championing the virtues of a career in technical services. We spoke to her about some of her past and upcoming activities, and why she believes working with the public is important. 

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School Work Experience Programme - An Interview with Pamela Taylor-Harris, SLCPS Technical Manager

The School Work Experience Programme welcomes pupils in years 11 and 12 from state schools ,who are underrepresented at university, on to Guy's Campus each summer. Part of the Widening Participation Programme, the week-long imitative provides a broad of seminars and practicals in the medical sciences.

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