Kings College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world (2015/16 QS world rankings) and was ranked 6h in the 2014 REF power ranking. The Division of Health and Social Care Research focuses on translational research, to inform clinical guidelines and national policy, particularly in health inequalities and clinical research informatics. DHSC currently holds 65 grants for a total of £17.4m. In the 2014 REF, DoI was placed in the top 10 UK computer science departments, with 92% of its research rated as world leading or excellent.
The School of Health & Social Care Research provides the focus for community-based, public health, global health and rehabilitation research and teaching within the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. It has 160 academic, clinical, research and professional service staff working across two Departments and one Centre: the Department of Primary Care & Public Health Sciences, the Department of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, and the Centre for Global Health and Health Partnerships.
Institutionally, the School supports a broad range of leading research activities across King’s College London. Research within the School has helped shape clinical guidelines and government policy, particularly in the areas of stroke, health inequalities and medical diagnosis.
The School’s interest in global health is steered by the Centre for Global Health and Health Partnerships, where it has a focus on global surgery intervention, health systems strengthening, research capacity building, sexual health, and conflict and health.
It continues to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries through its Global Health Partnerships in Sierra Leone, Somaliland and the Democratic Republic of Congo.