Centre for Health and Social Care Research

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Centre for Applied Health and Social Care Research

The Centre for Applied Health and Social Care Research is the longest standing within the Faculty, established in 2013. It delivers support for research degree students, researches activity for businesses and tests policy for evidence-based research.

Academics work extensively with service users to develop effective strategies to manage long-term conditions. They work in collaboration with other universities to undertake research that directly forms policy and practice.

Areas of expertise, research projects in long term conditions and workforce development are actively supported by degrees offered through the Centre.

Many examples of our research have had global impacts on health and social care provision. Take a look at some examples grouped by different research themes.

Our team

Research is led by the following interdisciplinary team of professors:

Kingston and St George’s is supported by a strong team of research staff, who also offer an ongoing programme of research seminars and conferences throughout the year.

They support ongoing research programs by combining the research expertise and resources of a modern university with those of St George’s, University of London established medical school.


Intentional rounding does not deliver quality of care to patients, partnership study involving Kingston University and St George’s, University of London finds

The nursing practice of intentional rounding is more about ‘ticking boxes’ than providing quality individualised care, according the partnership study involving Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.


Health care research professor at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London named Academy of Social Sciences Fellow

Professor Annette Boaz has been made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.


NHS includes award-winning pain rehabilitation programme from Kingston University and St George’s, University of London in its long term plan

An award-winning programme created by a Kingston University and St George’s, University of London professor to help people with chronic hip and knee pain has received national recognition – after cutting NHS waiting times and saving the service millions of pounds


Professor Priscilla Harries, Joint Faculty’s Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise, represented the Royal College of Occupational Therapists at a Buckingham Palace Garden Party

Professor Harries was chosen to represent the 33,000 members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists profession


Associate professor wins award for research into end-of-life care for people with learning disabilities

Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wijne awarded 2017 Post Doctoral Researcher Award from the European Association of Palliative Care


Building Bridges: Research programme for self-management support

Professor Fiona Jones is leading a programme of research for self-management support for individuals with complex disabilities.

Image courtesy of South East Ambulance Service.

Faculty research reveals how ambulance services respond to new demands

New report from NIHR, developed with Professor Tom Quinn of Kingston University and St George’s, examines the changing landscape of emergency care

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Investigating whether hourly hospital ward rounds improve quality of patient care

Patients often report a regular visit from a nurse can feel like a lifeline to a person lying in a hospital bed, but researchers from Kingston and St George’s are examining whether hourly ward rounds really do help deliver safe, compassionate, patient-centred care.

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Ethnic differences in satisfaction with social care amongst older carers of stroke survivors

The study, led by Dr Nan Greenwood, explored the perceptions and experiences of 57 older carers of stroke survivors, and was funded by the National Institute of Health Research School of Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR).

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Accountability and blame in social work – The Story of Baby P

Author Dr Ray Jones spent years researching the case for his book, ‘The Story of Baby P; Setting the Record Straight’, examining the way the case was told to the public and how the media became focused on the social workers; its threatening consequences for those who work to protect children; and its considerable impact on the child protection system in England.