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Research studentships at Kingston University 2015-16 announced.

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Our research makes a difference.

Read more about Bridges – a social enterprise for stroke rehabilitation based on research from FHSCE.

Our research degrees are tailored to professionals in health, social work and education.

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The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education combines the research expertise and resources of a modern university with those of an established medical school. We actively collaborate with public and patients, with public sector services, across our disciplines and through network organisations such as the Academic Health Science Network, South London and the Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South London.

In the 2014 HEFCE Research Excellence Framework, 74% of our Faculty research was judged as world leading or internationally excellent (4* and 3*), and the remainder as internationally significant.  Our parent Universities ranked as 4th (St George’s Univerity of London ) and 75th (Kingston University ) out of 128 in global research impact.  Read about our Faculty research making a difference.

We undertake research within the following themes

Health and social care issues for people with long terms conditions and their family carers (in particular stroke, dementia, mental health problems, and people with learning disabilities). Key contacts: Professor Vari Drennan, Dr Nan Greenwood, Professor Mary Chambers, Professor Mike Hurley, Dr Fiona Jones, Professor Ruth Harris

Exercise and rehabilitation for health and well-being
Key contacts: Professor Mike Hurley, Dr Fiona Jones

Innovation and interprofessional working in the health, social care and education workforce Key contacts: Professors Ruth Harris, Scott Reeves,

Public and patient engagement in research Key contacts: Professor Mary Chambers and Dr Annette Boaz in the Centre for Public Engagement

Education practice and education for the professions Key contacts: Professor Jan Fook, Dr Val Collington,

Children and families Key contacts: Professor Ray Jones, Professor Jane Lindsay, Professor Jan Fook

Undertaking Research Training
We actively support professionals wishing to undertake research degrees and follow clinical academic careers training pathways including National Institute of Health Research places on our Masters in Research (Clinical Practice)



Latest news

13/02/15: Research studentships at Kingston University 2015-16 announced.

07/01/15: Mike Hurley, Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences, launches the ESCAPE pain website.

19/12/14: Ruth Harris, Professor of Nursing Practice and Innovation appointed to the national steering group of the Research Society of the Royal College of Nursing.

19/12/14: Dr Annette Boaz, Reader in Health Care Research keynote speaker at International Evaluation Conference.

19/12/14: Apply now for fees-only PhD scholarships in applied health and social care research.

06/11/14: The Centre for Health and Social Care Research participates in a new research focused specialist education internship programme.

29/10/14: Kingston and St George’s is leading research into living positively with dementia

15/10/14: Vari Drennan shares UK elderly care experience in China

14/10/14: Centre for Public Engagement’s inaugural conference is a success.

13/10/14: Dr Annette Boaz publishes research investigating an accelerated form of experience-based co-design (EBCD).

13/10/14: Dr Nan Greenwood publishes research on experiences of ethnic minority carers of people with stroke.

30/07/14: Nuffield Council on Bioethics: The culture of scientific research – what’s it really like?

17/07/14: Professor Scott Reeves is a the keynote speaker at International Conference

18/06/14: Health experts find Physician Associates provide efficient care for patients and can take the pressure off GPs

07/06/14: New research project awarded by The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

04/06/14: Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wijne has published new research

10/01/14: Study reveals patients with learning difficulties can become invisible in hospitals

13/11/13: International collaboration crucial in preparing mental health nurses to provide high quality care, senior academic says

11/11/13: Two professors awarded School of Nursing visiting professorships

08/10/13: Three new Professors appointed to the Faculty

08/10/13: Prestigious Funding of £2.4 million provides revitalised enthusiasm for research

08/10/13: Expert calls for greater awareness of the impact of crime on people with mental health problems

28/08/13: New study highlights the scale of continence problems among people with dementia

27/06/13: Chronic knee pain self-management programme praised by NICE5

27/06/13: Dr Annette Boaz appointed as a reader in healthcare research at the Faculty

26/06/13: Credible information crucial for NHS managers, says academic

01/05/13: Learning disability end-of-life researcher joins Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

29/04/13: Fully funded postgraduate course available to NHS professionals interested in clinical research

15/03/13: Researchers to investigate how satisfied carers of stroke survivors are with social care supports

10/01/13: Research reveals landing first job can be harder for nurses from ethnic minorities