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If you’re interested in finding out about research life, looking under the bonnet into cutting-edge research at St George’s or hearing stories about how scientific papers come into being, sign up for the Research Insights mailing list here.  You will hear about sessions that are scheduled throughout the year and receive reminders.  Most Research Insights will be at lunchtime or in the early evening and will usually be open for both in-person and online attendance.   

St George’s students and staff can join the Research Insights online Teams site here to attend online sessions and see upcoming events.  

Research Insights sessions are one hour long and come in two flavours, each featuring people who may be at various stages of their career journey.   The sessions are split into two 20-minute parts, each followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion.  

The first is a “Talk & Discussion” format, with a talk about research and research life 

The second is a “Story of a Paper” format, in which you will hear from the author of a paper all about how that paper came into being, including all the socio-politics. 

The programme of events will bring you: 

  • Interactive talks for students and staff by individual researchers or teams about their research to improve human health 

  • Interview sections asking speakers about their research lives, motivations, career path, defining moments, etc 

  • Behind the scenes stories from researchers about all that is involved in publishing a scientific paper, including eye-opening socio-politics 

  • Opportunities for questions and discussion 

  • Provides real-world context for learning. 

  • Sparks ideas for possible futures 

For any questions, email us at 

Previous events 

  • Professor Dot Bennett, Director of the Institute for Molecular and Clinical Sciences, on 9 December:


Dot’s talk  introduces the MCS Research Institute, its organization into Research Centres, and how these link up with St George’s Hospital in the new Clinical Academic Groups.  She then conducts a tour through some examples to illustrate the range of different kinds of research going on in the different Centres, with pauses for questions including the embarrassing ones from Ferran.

  • Professor Peter Whincup, Director of the Population Health Research Institute, on 30 November:
  • Professor Rachel Allen, Director of the Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education, on 25 November: 

  • Professor Priscilla Harries, Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and Jackie McRae, Director of Research for the School of Allied Health on 27 October:

  • Professor Julian Ma, Director of the Institute of Infection & Immunity on 15 October: 


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