Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and resulting restrictions which have been put in place, King’s College London staff and postgraduate research students are likely to be experiencing disruption and upheaval in many aspects of their lives. Staff and postgraduate research students at King’s are therefore invited to participate in KCL CHECK, a research study seeking to understand the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic on the King’s community.
The study consists of a series of surveys about physical health, mental wellbeing, personal experiences with COVID-19 (coronavirus), and any resulting work and lifestyle changes. Participants will be prompted to complete some of these surveys multiple times over the coming months to help us look for changes over time as the situation develops. Participants may also have the opportunity to receive a home testing kit to ascertain whether they are currently or have been infected with COVID-19 (coronavirus).
As well as providing critical insights into the wide impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the findings of this study will help the university to understand the challenges being faced by the King’s community and to offer support accordingly.
Participation in KCL CHECK is completely voluntary, and any data you provide will only be identifiable to the immediate research team. Other employers and authority figures will not be given access to any identifiable information.
If you are a member of staff or a postgraduate research student at King’s College London and would like to take part and have not been contacted, please use the contact details below to get in touch and ask for a survey link.
Professor Matthew Hotopf is Vice Dean of Research at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, and Director of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). Matthew’s main area of research is in the grey area between medicine and psychiatry, exploring the interaction between mental and physical health, and uses “big data” approaches to understand this interface better. He works clinically as a liaison psychiatrist St Christopher’s Hospice, is an NIHR Senior Investigator and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He was awarded a CBE in June 2018.
Professor Reza Razavi is the Vice President & Vice-Principal of Research at King's College London and the Director of Research at King’s Health Partners. He is also the Director of the King’s Wellcome Trust EPSRC Centre For Medical Engineering. The main focus of his research is imaging and biomedical engineering related to cardiovascular disease.
Professor Ammar Al-Chalabi, Gabriella Bergin-Cartwright, Nicol Bergou, Dr Howard Burdett, Rupa Bhundia, Dr Katrina Davis, Dr Daniel Leightley, Lucy O’Neill, Dr Timothy Nicholson, Dr Catherine Polling, Aoife Ruane, Dr Sharon Stevelink, Dr Ewan Carr, Dr Grace Lavelle, Laurence Blight, Dr Candice Middleton and Alice Wickersham.