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Kingston University launches new writers' centre where globe's top creative talent can share expertise with students and wider community

Posted Thursday 26 October 2017

Kingston University launches new writers' centre where globe's top creative talent can share expertise with students and wider community

A new literary cultural centre that will bring leading authors, poets and journalists together with students, staff and the local community has opened its doors at Kingston University.

Developed and managed by the University, the new Writers' Centre Kingston will deliver an annual programme of talks, workshops and festivals across the borough. Guest authors include novelist and filmmaker Iain Sinclair and Nell Leyshon, whose first book Black Dirt was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize and made the long list for the Orange Prize....


Kingston University's UN law expert returns to Jamaica to advise government in cracking down on terror related activities

Posted Tuesday 24 October 2017

Kingston University's UN law expert returns to Jamaica to advise government in cracking down on terror related activities

The Jamaican Government has yet again sought the expertise of a Kingston University Law School academic to advise ministers on implementing measures to prevent the financing of terrorism. Dr Gauri Sinha's trip follows her initial visit to the Caribbean island in 2016, where she first helped shape the nation's legislation on anti-money laundering, in accordance with the laws set out in the United Nations Security Resolutions (UNSCR).

Following the success of her first trip, the law lecturer and financial crime expert spent three days forensically scrutinising Jamaica's current laws before producing 17 official recommendations for ministry officials to examine....


Applications open for AHRC doctoral studentships

Posted Tuesday 10 October 2017

Applications open for AHRC doctoral studentships

Kingston University is a member of two Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) consortia offering funded full and part-time doctoral studentships. Both TECHNE and the London Doctoral Design Centre (LDOC) bring together leading academic institutions, cultural organisations and industry partners to provide innovative postgraduate training and support for the next generation of researchers.

Find out more about both doctoral studentships and how to apply for them on the relevant pages on the University website:...


Kingston University recognised for its commitment to equality with new Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Posted Friday 6 October 2017

Kingston University recognised for its commitment to equality with new Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Kingston University has been awarded Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation by the Equality Challenge Unit – recognising its work to advance gender equality, representation and progression.

The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) is a Government-funded organisation aimed at promoting diversity and improving the experience of all individuals working and learning in United Kingdom institutions. ECU established its Athena SWAN Charter in 2005 to encourage and recognise activities aimed at advancing the academic careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine in higher education and research....


New research by Kingston Business School expert debunks myths around best way to manage emails at work

Posted Monday 2 October 2017

New research by Kingston Business School expert debunks myths around best way to manage emails at work

Do you believe emailing gets in the way of more important tasks at work – or that checking your inbox only a few times a day is the most efficient approach? New research by a Kingston University email expert is challenging some of the commonly-held beliefs around the best way to manage – and use – emails in the workplace.

Dr Emma Russell, Head of the Well-being at Work Research Group at Kingston Business School, conducted an extensive review of the literature regarding strategies people use to manage their work email. Emerging themes were then sense-checked in interviews with a group of working adults to find out how these approaches work in practice....


Kingston University academic to play key role in new research exploring how good hygiene impacts infant health

Posted Wednesday 27 September 2017

Kingston University academic to play key role in new research exploring how good hygiene impacts infant health

Researchers at Kingston University and St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are investigating whether changing pregnant women's hygiene habits could help in the fight against one of the leading causes of childhood disability.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common congenital infection in the United Kingdom. Although the virus causes only mild symptoms in adults, it can cause permanent health problems - such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay and hearing loss - if babies are infected in the womb. However, most pregnant women are not aware of CMV or the measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of catching it, as information about the virus is not routinely offered in the NHS....


Kingston University expert helps develop app that uses artificial intelligence to create 3D selfies from photographs

Posted Tuesday 26 September 2017

Kingston University expert helps develop app that uses artificial intelligence to create 3D selfies from photographs

A new artificial intelligence system that can create 3D selfies of people's faces from a single photograph has been developed by experts from Kingston University and the University of Nottingham.

Dr Vasileios Argyriou, from Kingston University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, was part of a team of researchers that trained a computer system to recognise features in a flat image and reconstruct them into an accurate three dimensional model....


Brexit vote accurately predicted by brain activity, Kingston University research finds

Posted Wednesday 20 September 2017

Brexit vote accurately predicted by brain activity, Kingston University research finds

Brain scans may be a more accurate indicator of how people are going to vote than opinion polls or pre-electoral surveys, claim researchers at Kingston University, after they studied brain activity of voters during the EU referendum.

The researchers examined patterns of brain activity in a group of pro-remain and pro-leave voters in the five weeks up to the EU referendum last summer. The group also included those who said they were undecided on how they would vote....


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