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The School combines experts in population and global health with analytical, environmental, forensic and social scientists. Our 300 staff innovate across disciplines to understand challenges from air pollution to stroke rehabilitation, using data and informatics to ensure that action is informed by evidence. 78% of our research submitted to REF 2014* was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent: the sixth highest in the UK.

Based at King’s Denmark Hill, Guy’s and Waterloo campuses, we teach the next generation of doctors, physiotherapists and specialist researchers, delivering 59,000 hours of teaching every year. 

We embed equality, diversity and inclusion in to everything we do. We want our policies, practices and processes to empower individuals and we want the School to reflect the diversity of our staff and students. As part of the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and in recognition of our ongoing commitment to the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all, we hold a Silver Athena Swan Award certified by the Equality Challenge Unit.

Our academic work of transformative research, education, clinical practice, consultancy and external collaboration is embedded across two departments.

To improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations using our world leading infrastructures, global networks and interdisciplinary practice.

We will expand the reach of the School and Faculty locally, nationally, and globally by:

- Developing and growing focussed areas of excellence in research and education that address current and future needs of the global population;

- Taking advantage of the breadth of expertise across the university including social science and public policy, geography, law and ethics, business school, informatics, mathematics to create research and educational collaborations;

- Embracing strategic partnerships locally, nationally and globally;

- Creating and fostering the best in class infrastructure and an environment to recruit and retain staff and students;

- Engaging in service activities that expand the capacity of communities to flourish;

- Creating and advancing knowledge and its translation into discoveries that lead to actions that improve health of people and populations.

- Fostering an inclusive, supportive and respectful culture that promotes innovation and best practice across all staff.

The School’s Strategy is rooted in four pillars:

1. Research;

2. Education;

3. International;

4. Development, Diversity & Inclusion.

*Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care

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