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Vari Drennan

Vari Drennan

Centre for Health and Social Care research

At Kingston and St George’s, we offer a range of research degrees; we’re particularly focused at professionals who want to further their research activities. We offer doctoral research and masters research programmes, in full and part time modes. I’ve really enjoyed working on a number of research projects as a professor, on new and developing roles in health and social care, as well as research that addresses questions of importance for people who are often on the margins of society. This includes research with women prisoners, people who are homeless or people with dementia and their family carers. For me, the important thing about undertaking research is that you’re addressing something that interests you but also adds value to people’s lives outside of the university.

One of the highlights of my job is always working with the research students, supporting them to learn new skills, knowledge and examining the questions they find important from their workplace, and investigating them in ways that make a difference.