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Featured research groups

As well as our established Centres of Research Excellence, we have many other active research centres, groups, institutes and clusters. Featured below are some of our emerging groups that are playing an increasing role in research at Kingston.

Interdisciplinary Hub for the Study of Health and Age-related conditions (IhSHA)

Interdisciplinary Hub for the Study of Health and Age-related conditions (IhSHA)

Research at the IhSHA is organised around six themes: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Pathologies; Cancer Research; Vision, Cognition and Neuroscience; Drug Discovery, Delivery and Patient Care; Infection and Immunity; Sport, Exercise, Nutrition and Public Health Research Group.

Design research

Design research

Design Research at Kingston University is developed through three distinct specialist areas of excellence and innovation, which inform and support postgraduate research, the creative industries and wider cultural and public realms: Designed Environments; Design for Body & Material; Design for Communication & Image.

Centre for Research in Employment, Skills & Society (CRESS)

Centre for Research in Employment, Skills & Society (CRESS)

CRESS is dedicated to carrying out research relevant to employment and the organisation of work, focussing on the themes of wellbeing and happiness; skills and careers; and industrial and employment relations.

Cultural Histories @ Kingston

Cultural Histories @ Kingston

CHK is an interdisciplinary research group centered on the concept of the 'cultural text'. The group includes scholars from different disciplines who are brought together by a shared interest in the way in which narratives have shaped individual and communal experience, material culture, and everyday life.

Psychology research

Psychology research

Research in Psychology at Kingston University is organised around four research units: Cognition and Perception Research Group; Developmental Psychology Research Group; Health and Psychopathology Research Group; Social Psychology Research Group.

Centre for Health and Social Care Research

Centre for Health and Social Care Research

Research in the Centre for Health & Social Care Research includes projects on long term conditions and workforce development. The work of the Centre supports research students and activities include a seminar series.

Kingston Writing School

Kingston Writing School

Research at the Kingston Writing School is organised around three research units: the Iris Murdoch Archive; the Life Narrative Research Group (LNR); Suburban Studies @ Kingston. The School also offers opportunities to engage Doctoral research.

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