Kingston University is actively involved in a variety of regional, national and international networks, including several which are based at the University. Networks help to connect groups of researchers, allowing Kingston's expertise to be widely shared and allowing our researchers to form new collaborations and partnerships. Networks play a vital role in nurturing and exchanging research excellence.
Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies (CATS)
CATS is a centre for research, practice and training on issues of trauma and abuse. This multidisciplinary centre provides a hub for researchers in the areas of psychology, criminology, social work, policing and law.
Centre for the Historical Record
The Centre promotes collaborative research, knowledge exchange and discussion between historians, archivists, curators, heritage providers and the public.
Dorich House Group of European Universities
The Dorich House Group of European Universities was formally established in 2008 following an initiative by Kingston University. The Group currently has a membership of eight institutions from six European countries who actively cooperate in educational, cultural and enterprise activities, including research, exchange and development collaborations.
The Employee Engagement Consortium
The Employee Engagement Consortium is a research partnership and networking group with a focus on understanding engagement and sharing best practice for creating a high-engagement culture in the workplace. Sponsored by the CIPD and its 10 member organisations, including Amey plc, Veolia plc, Birmingham City Council and Mace Ltd., the Engagement Consortium was established in 2007 within the Centre for Research in Employment, Skills and Society.
Heritage to Health Network
Heritage2health is a coordinated approach to shared learning and understanding between health, social care, the creative industries, heritage and countryside sector. It seeks to bring these rich and diverse sectors together to develop shared solutions to empowering and improving wellbeing and participation of vulnerable groups.
Higher Education Policy and Practice (HEPP) network
HEPP supports faculties, departments and individual staff who are actively engaged in institutional and educational research that seeks to enhance policy, practice and management in higher education.
Interprofessional Institute (Health & Social Care)
The Institute is an alliance of three universities focusing on the health, social care, biomedical and life sciences.
Institute of Social Science
The Institute of Social Science aims to raise the profile of social science nationally, support collaborative research and postgraduate study in the social sciences, and form a network of social scientists both inside and outside Kingston University.
Project Kingston Africa
A network of practitioners, curators and academics whose aim is to create opportunities for interaction between Britain and Africa, particularly across craft, design and curating.
South West London Academic Health and Social Care Network
This is a partnership of organisations providing health and social care to the 1.3 million residents of Croydon, Richmond, Wandsworth, Sutton & Merton and Kingston and the three principal universities based in the area. The network encourages health and social care professionals to work together and to collaborate with university-based researchers.
SouthWest London Academic Network
SWan was established in 2007 with HEFCE funding as an innovative alliance between Kingston University, Royal Holloway, University of London and St George's, University of London. It focuses primarily on the health, social care, biomedical and life sciences. It provides a multidisciplinary research and local support network linking students and researchers with practitioners and employers.
The Hub acts as a focal point for all aspects of sustainability within the University and works to develop local, regional, national and international networks to further the sustainability agenda.