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Chernobyl 30 years on: Kingston University radiation expert Dr Alan Flowers reflects on impact of worst nuclear accident in history

Posted Thursday 28 April 2016

Chernobyl 30 years on: Kingston University radiation expert Dr Alan Flowers reflects on impact of worst nuclear accident in history

An expert from Kingston University returned to the site of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident as part of an international delegation of scientists commemorating the 30th anniversary of the disaster. Dr Alan Flowers, the University's radiological protection officer and principal lecturer in engineering, has dedicated much of his academic career to working on educational initiatives and research projects examining the widespread impact of the 1986 explosion - the worst nuclear accident in history.


Endurance runner Susie Chan enters Guinness World Records' books after verification of 12-hour treadmill distance set at Kingston University

Posted Tuesday 26 April 2016

Endurance runner Susie Chan enters Guinness World Records' books after verification of 12-hour treadmill distance set at Kingston University

Ultra runner Susie Chan has officially entered the record books after a 12-hour treadmill feat completed earlier this year at Kingston University was verified by Guinness World Records.


Kingston University journalism lecturer Azadeh Moaveni scoops Pulitzer Prize honour for team reporting on Islamic State with the New York Times

Posted Tuesday 26 April 2016

Kingston University journalism lecturer Azadeh Moaveni scoops Pulitzer Prize honour for team reporting on Islamic State with the New York Times

A Kingston University journalism lecturer has secured one of the most coveted accolades in the media world after being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for a compelling investigation in to the true motivations behind why women join the militant group known as Islamic State.


Kingston University illustration graduate draws royal approval with new book released to mark Queen's 90th birthday

Posted Wednesday 20 April 2016

Kingston University illustration graduate draws royal approval with new book released to mark Queen's 90th birthday

A Kingston University graduate has impressed the Queen with a new children's book released to celebrate Her Majesty's 90th birthday. The Birthday Crown by Italian author Davide Cali and illustrator Kate Slater, who studied BA Illustration at Kingston University, tells the story of the monarch's struggle to pick a crown to wear on her special day.


Comedian Ruby Wax opens up to Kingston University students about her mental health battles and work to combat stigma

Posted Tuesday 19 April 2016

Comedian Ruby Wax opens up to Kingston University students about her mental health battles and work to combat stigma

Ruby Wax came to Kingston University on Tuesday 12 April to talk to students about living with a mental health condition, and overcoming the associated obstacles and stigma. Best known for her comedy and insightful and probing celebrity interviews, Ruby recently found herself the poster girl for mental illness and in 2015 received an OBE for services to mental health.


Eating dark chocolate every day could help boost athletic performance, Kingston University research reveals

Posted Monday 18 April 2016

Eating dark chocolate every day could help boost athletic performance, Kingston University research reveals

Dark chocolate has already been hailed for its positive effects on cardiovascular health – and now a study undertaken at London's Kingston University has found the tasty treat could help give sports enthusiasts an extra edge in their fitness training.


Study involving expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London examines pressures faced by ambulance control workers

Posted Friday 15 April 2016

Study involving expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London examines pressures faced by ambulance control workers

Staff who co-ordinate emergency services for 999 calls to the ambulance service require support to reduce stress and sickness absence, new research has found. Professor Tom Quinn, from the Faculty of Health Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, was part of a team of experts who interviewed dispatch staff, who work in ambulance control centres sending paramedics to emergencies.


The Humans by author Matt Haig chosen to be focus of this year's Kingston University Big Read project for new students

Posted Thursday 14 April 2016

The Humans by author Matt Haig chosen to be focus of this year's Kingston University Big Read project for new students

Kingston University has selected The Humans by Matt Haig as this year's novel for an annual initiative offering students the chance to settle in to campus life by reading the same book.

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