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Spotlight

A series of features and stories highlighting the impact King’s has on the world's greatest challenges and for the benefit of society, working to save and improve lives, enhance the economy, advance discussion and debate, influence policy and shape the cultural landscape.

Safewards: A dynamic model for dealing with conflict and containment

When an adult with severe mental health problems can no longer be supported at home, they can be admitted to inpatient services such as a psychiatric...

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Investing in the mental health of military personnel, veterans and their families

The King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) is the main source of independent high-quality data on the mental health and wellbeing of the UK Armed...

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Friendship Bench: a community led approach to mental health care

The burden of mental illness is felt profoundly in communities who have less access to mental health support. In Zimbabwe, there are only 18 psychiatrists,...

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Helping the world understand the implications of Artificial Intelligence

As developments in Artificial Intelligence continue at pace, there remains much uncertainty about how it could impact on our world. Professor Kenneth Payne’s...

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The unheard story of trafficked people

Human trafficking is the use of threat, force, deception, or manipulation to recruit or move people for exploitation. It is a form of modern-day slavery and...

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Transforming mental health care by championing personal recovery

An evidence-based intervention to support personal recovery developed by researchers at King’s is improving patient experience and transforming mental health...

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Supporting displaced learners and academics through the King's Sanctuary Programme

Forced displacement is a growing problem around the world. In 2015 the United Nations reported that 60 million people worldwide were forced to leave their...

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Normalising the Menopause

Historically menopause has been overlooked and trivialised. Though a natural process, for some women physical and psychological symptoms of menopause can be...

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How King's continues to tackle cancer and support cancer care and research

Saturday 4 February marks World Cancer Day. In order to honour this key date, we have highlighted some of the most important cancer-themed stories that have...

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Co-creating new treatments to support autistic young people with depression

Autism is a spectrum of developmental conditions that affect how people communicate and interact with the world around them. At least 78 million people...

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Understanding behaviour during crises

Over the past decade, King’s researchers have navigated the delicate but essential line between providing timely yet rigorous evidence in times of crises....

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Clearing the smoke: the evidence behind vaping

Cigarettes kill over half of their long-term users. The World Health Organisation (WHO) considers the tobacco epidemic to be one of the biggest public health...

New report by King's researchers on vaping in England to inform national policy

A Decade on from the Misogyny Speech

October 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of Julia Gillard’s famous speech on misogyny to the Australian Parliament. A decade later, Julia chairs the Global...

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Where does data come from?

The origin, or 'provenance' of data is important to gaining trust in policies and processes that are data driven.

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Reimagining India's health system

Why is that India's voters appear to place curiously little emphasis on health when it comes to voting decisions? Professor Louise Tillin is investigating...

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