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Research staff profiles

Our staff are passionate about their work. Read more about their research interests, what they value about working for the University and the impact of their research.

Nan Greenwood

Nan Greenwood

Nan Greenwood is an associate professor in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education. A social scientist by training, her early career was in market and opinion research. She moved into academic research 20 years ago starting as a Research Assistant in the then St George's Hospital Medical School (SGHMS).

Douglas Brown

Douglas Brown

Douglas Brown is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography and Geology. His research interests include the geographies of welfare and healthcare in nineteenth-century England and Wales, and using digital analytical techniques for historical geography.

Gauri Sinha

Gauri Sinha

Gauri Sinha is a Lecturer in Law at Kingston Law School. Her research interests include all aspects of financial crime and financial regulation.  Her current research centres on the lack of individual prosecutions in a corporation, and the ineffectiveness of deferred prosecution agreements.

Chris Satow

Chris Satow

Chris Satow is an Early Career Researcher in the School of Natural and Built Environments, investigating the relationships between climate change and volcanic eruptions.

Vari Drennan

Vari Drennan

Vari Drennan is professor of health care and policy research, director of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research and associate dean for research in the faculty. She has undertaken a wide range of research concerned with key questions for the improvement of health and social care delivery.

Catherine Malabou

Catherine Malabou

Catherine Malabou is a professor of philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University. An important aspect of her work is the concept of plasticity that she has been exploring for many years in a wide range of domains, from aesthetics to psychoanalysis to contemporary neuroscience.

Catharine Rossi

Catharine Rossi

Catharine Rossi is a senior lecturer in Design History. Her broad range of research interests include Italian design and architecture, the relationship between craft and design both past and present, Chinese design and making cultures, nightclubs, and socially and politically engaged design practice and its interpretation.

Jaywant Singh

Jaywant Singh

Jaywant Singh is associate professor of marketing at Kingston Business School. Looking through the lenses of ethical consumption, brand and service management, he researches why and how people buy goods and services.

Anke Jakob

Anke Jakob

Anke Jakob is a research fellow at the Design School at Kingston University. Focusing on design in therapeutic environments, she has researched how multisensory stimulation is facilitated in health care to the benefit of people with special needs.

Annette Boaz

Annette Boaz

Professor Annette Boaz is a social scientist with research interests in engagement, impact and evaluation in healthcare. She is one of the managing editors of the international journal Evidence & Policy.

Steve Keen

Steve Keen

Professor Steve Keen's research has involved developing complex systems models of the economy. A prolific media commentator on the weaknesses of mainstream macro-economic theory, he has developed a heterodox curriculum to the benefit of students.

Declan Naughton

Declan Naughton

Declan Naughton is professor of biomolecular sciences. His research encompasses nutrition, food safety, performance enhancing foods and drugs, ageing, maintaining health and studying mechanisms of disease leading to drug discovery.

Hang Do

Hang Do

Hang Do is a post-doctoral researcher at the Small Business Research Centre, Kingston Business School. Her research interests include the strategic management, performance and main business issues encountered by start-ups and small enterprises.

Yahya Zweiri

Yahya Zweiri

Yahya Zweiri holds a senior lectureship within the School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. His research centres on the use of unmanned ground and aerial vehicles to assess damage to infrastructure in the context of asset and disaster management.

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