David Wyatt
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David is a Senior Research Fellow in Social Science in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London.  He holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Exeter where he also obtained his BA in sociology.  David’s research focuses on practices of knowledge production including big data, everyday action and the sociology of expertise.  His PhD examined, ethnographically, the role, training and grassroots level practices of the Crime Scene Investigator.

His work at KCL has focused on the implementation of the Athena SWAN Charter and sociological questions surrounding the use and potential of big data in health contexts.

David has a broad interest in queer and gender studies and methodological innovation in qualitative research.  He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and lectures on the Masters in Public Health, undergraduate medical education programme, translational research summer school and the King’s College London/NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) post-graduate Qualitative Research Methods course.  From 2016 - 2021 he was co-academic lead for the Master in Public Health module, Social Research Methods for Public Health, and coordinated the ESRC KISS-DTC Summer School, Doing Social Science Research in Healthcare Settings.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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