Research at Kingston University London

Kingston University research has helped shape government policy in the United Kingdom and is making important contributions to public life across the globe, responding to the major scientific and intellectual challenges of today. We consider research to be integral to our distinctiveness, success and sustainability and it plays a vital role in contributing to the quality of our learning and teaching.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 60% of our research was considered either world leading or internationally excellent and we are continuing to build our research reputation through fostering a collaborative, outward-looking research culture across the institution.

You can join our research community by studying for a research degree, exploring our publications, engaging with our expert opinions or attending upcoming research events. Get involved – make a difference.

Coronavirus: Meeting the challenge

From research to business and community support, Kingston University staff and students are making vital contributions to the fight against Covid-19 – advancing knowledge in areas including health and social care, social and economic regeneration as well as exploring the impact of the virus on our behaviours, wellbeing and creativity.

Impact of research

Impact of research

Discover how our research is making a difference to society, culture and the economy.

Centres of excellence

Centres of excellence

Explore our centres of research to discover more about the research produced at Kingston University.

Staff profiles

Staff profiles

Our staff are passionate about their work. Find out about their research interests and expertise.

REF 2021

REF 2021

The breadth and excellence of our research can be seen in our REF2021 submission.

Research degrees

Become an expert in your chosen field through in-depth study and original research

As well as providing a route to an academic career, a research degree from Kingston University can increase your opportunities for employment in commercial research and development, consultancy and many other areas of both the public and private sectors.

Our research staff actively publish research and participate in conferences. Many also maintain business and industry links or are active practitioners of their subjects. This means that you will be working with people at the forefront of the latest thinking and practice.

Research news and expert opinion