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Conflict & Health Research Group

Conflict & Health Research Group

The Conflict & Health Research group is located in the Department of War Studies, outside of the Centre. It is an academic cross disciplinary initiative to study the intersection of global health, security, and political governance in conflict-affected fragile states and regions.

CHRG is directed by Professor Richard Sullivan (Director of the Institute of Cancer Policy and member of King’s Centre for Global Health) and Dr Preeti Patel (Lecturer in Global Health and Security, Department of War Studies). 

The Group's aims are to:

  • Understand the relationship between the health needs of civilian populations in violent or complex humanitarian emergency and post-conflict situations
  • Understand barriers to accessing health in fragile and conflict-affected settings
  • Understand the relationship between security and health
  • Study challenges of non-communicable diseases in conflict and post-conflict settings
  • Explore the role of global health diplomacy in conflict and fragile contexts
  • Examine the interface between security, intelligence, and global health

Research Focus:

  • Health Systems
  • Aid Patterns in Conflict-affected areas
  • Non-communicable Diseases
  • Security and Health
  • Global Health Diplomacy
  • Civil Military Cooperation


  • MSc Global Health with Conflict and Security pathway
  • Intercalated BSc Global Health Module: Conflict and Security 
  • MA Option Module: Complex Political Emergencies, Health and Security 


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