Our faculty and researchers are committed to our vibrant Department-wide research culture.
This is facilitated by the co-location of our researchers in an open plan ‘research lab’, and events involving participation of all faculty, researchers, affiliates and visitors: monthly Departmental Internal Research Seminars, weekly Research Roundtables, Reading Groups and Journal Clubs.
Roundtables provide all researchers, particularly Early Career researchers with the opportunity to present work – at early stage or prior to publication - with senior colleagues to provide peer input, ensure quality, and identify avenues for dissemination.
Department seminars provide important opportunities for engagement with national and international research communities.
Our active international visitor programme provides a continuous exchange of ideas and facilitates development of novel and transdisciplinary conceptual and methodological approaches to research amongst all members of the Department in collaboration with leading researchers worldwide.
Some examples of our international work:
- Rose and Behague collaborate on the sociology of mental health with researchers in Brazil, notably the Institute of Social Medicine in Rio, and with colleagues in the Brazil Institute
- on reproductive technologies Parry works closely with researchers in India, liaising with colleagues in the India Institute
- on security Prainsack works with researchers at the Vienna Institute for Legal and Criminal Sociology;
- Singh through her VOICES project with researchers in the US, notably at Penn, Florida, and the Nationwide Children’s Hospital at U. Ohio
- Kienzler with the Centre for Victims of Torture in Nepal, and the Kosovo Health Foundation;
- Behrouzan and Sanei (PGR) collaborate with researchers on biomedicine in Iran.
The Department collaborates on synthetic biology as part of a large EPSRC funded consortium involving Imperial, Cambridge, Newcastle and Edinburgh, working with industry partners in the translation and commercialization - our focus is intellectual property, translation and responsible research innovation.
Additionally, we collaborate on mental health with the Institute for Mental Health at Nottingham University.
Locally, we have rapidly built collaborations across King’s including on mental health, risk, resilience and security, as well as with King’s Integrated Cancer Centre on cancer politics. We also collaborate with King’s Regional Institutes, especially in our key regions of China (e.g. with Peking University Health Science Center on changes in Chinese mental health law and practice; India (e.g. in an action research project on setting up a 999 service in Chennai) and Brazil (e.g in the global mental health movement project).