The Department of Global Health & Social Medicine is hosting the 2018 Postgraduate Bioethics Conference – July 23rd-24th, King’s College London. Call for Abstracts now open!

We are truly delighted to announce that the 2018 Postgraduate Bioethics Conference will be hosted by the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London. The event will be held on 23 and 24 July, 2018, at King’s College London’s Strand and Waterloo Campuses (situated in central London).

The PGBC is a two-day annual conference where Master’s and PhD students meet and share their bioethics research, as well as develop relevant skills for their academic and professional careers. Considering the multidisciplinary nature of this field of study, the PGBC welcomes postgraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds. As such, this call for abstracts is open to students working in bioethics from the perspectives of philosophy, law, medicine, sociology, and psychology, among many other academic disciplines. Continue reading

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Research on London was showcased in the Principal’s conference on 22nd February 2018. 

The event ‘London Leads: the Capital Challenges, King’s responds’ explored the breadth and depth of King’s expertise on London.  It highlighted the potential for greater collaboration between academics and policy makers in addressing these challenges. Continue reading

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Students here’s an opportunity to have your voice heard – The 2018 National Student Survey (NSS) is now open!

The National Student Survey (NSS) is now open and will close on Monday 30 April 2018.

The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine invites all 3rd year undergraduate students to take part in the survey, which takes about 5 minutes to complete and can be accessed by visiting

The NSS offers undergraduates in their final year of studies with an opportunity to provide information about their experiences as students, which is used nationally to help prospective students make informed decisions about their university studies. This information is also very important for GHSM, as it can help our Department identify ways to improve our programmes.

We consider the NSS to be a very important opportunity for us to receive input from undergraduate students about the things they’ve liked about the time with us, and about areas where we could focus on to enhance our students’ experiences.

We very much hope that students will take the time to complete the survey, and continue to actively contribute to building our Department.

Thanks and very best wishes from all of us staff within GHSM!

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*CANCELLED* March 20th seminar with Professor Christoph Rehmann-Sutter “Human germline gene editing as embodied intergenerational practice”

Due to the UCU strike on 20 March 2018, we regret to inform you that the seminar with Professor Christoph Rehmann-Sutter has been cancelled.

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Congratulations to Ageing & Society alumna Megan Acton for being appointed Project Officer for the International Federation on Ageing in Toronto!


GHSM alumna Megan Acton

Megan Acton, who graduated last month with an MA in Ageing and Society has just been appointed as Project Officer for the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), based in Toronto. The IFA’s vision is a ‘world of healthy people whose rights are both protected and respected.’ The Project Officer position plays a central role in working with individuals, organizations and academia across the globe by supporting their engagement to promote programs, services and policy to improve the quality of life of older people.

Megan said that her master’s degree at King’s College London immensely allowed her to gain this role, due to the multidisciplinary taught courses, dissertation on age-friendly cities (supervised by Professor Anthea Tinker), and internship module for Public Health England’s Older People Team. She looks forward to beginning her role as a Project Officer for the IFA and is thankful her experience at King’s College London has helped to get her there.

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