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Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor becomes first nurse to be elected fellow of American College of Cardiology

Posted Wednesday 28 September 2016

Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor becomes first nurse to be elected fellow of American College of Cardiology

Professor Tom Quinn, a leading expert on cardiology care, has been elected as a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), thought to be the first nurse to become a fellow in the history of the organisation. Professor Quinn is Associate Dean for Research, and Director of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research, in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education run jointly by Kingston University and St George's University, London.

Professor Quinn said that he was very proud to have become a fellow of the ACC and especially to be the first nurse. "I see it as an achievement and recognition for all cardiac nurses; this is as much for the staff nurses I worked with in the 1980s as it is for me now as a professor of nursing," he said....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London nursing students join forces with drama and history experts to stage novel production

Posted Wednesday 28 September 2016

Kingston University and St George's, University of London nursing students join forces with drama and history experts to stage novel production

An unusual collaboration between drama, nursing and history at Kingston University has led to the creation of a new interactive production.

Entitled 'Careful', the production will take audience participation to a new level with nursing students and graduates playing the part of patients in hospital beds. The first performance took place on Thursday 29 September in Kingston University's Darwin Ward, a simulated hospital environment at the Kingston Hill campus used for training student nurses....


Kingston University launches new Integrity Research Group

Posted Tuesday 20 September 2016

Kingston University launches new Integrity Research Group

A new research grouping, the Integrity Research Group (IRG), has been established in the Kingston Law School.

The primary aims of the IRG are to positively impact on the policies and activity of businesses, government and public bodies both in the UK and worldwide through promoting integrity, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and other ethical values, such as participation, transparency, proper management and accountability....


Iconic music producer Tony Visconti opens analogue recording studio at Kingston University as part of teaching and research collaboration

Posted Friday 16 September 2016

Iconic music producer Tony Visconti opens analogue recording studio at Kingston University as part of teaching and research collaboration

Legendary record producer Tony Visconti – who has worked with some of the world's greatest names in rock and pop such as David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Morrissey and U2 – has opened a new analogue recording studio at Kingston University, named in his honour.

The Visconti Studio is based around an unusual, octagonal-shaped live room and stocked with vintage and rare recording equipment and a unique collection of instruments including a Hammond organ, Steinway grand piano and a Mellotron – an instrument used by Paul McCartney to produce the flute-like sound in the introduction to the Beatles' 1967 classic Strawberry Fields Forever....


Kingston University expert shares teaching expertise and research knowledge as educator in residence at National University of Singapore

Posted Wednesday 14 September 2016

Kingston University expert shares teaching expertise and research knowledge as educator in residence at National University of Singapore

Dr Roberto Di Napoli, Associate Professor in Higher Education, and Programmes Director for Kingston University's Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice (CHERP), has recently returned from an educator in residence position at the National University of Singapore (NUS). NUS, which is 12th in the QS World University Rankings, has only previously invited only four other academics to be educator in residence prior to Dr Di Napoli, from universities in Australia, the USA and Oxford University.

The two-week residency included Dr Di Napoli giving the prestigious 2016 Ruth Wong Memorial Lecture on Education, named after one of Asia's most respected leaders in transforming teacher education. His lecture, titled ‘Ethical interprofessionalism: academic work, practices and identities', was delivered to a packed lecture hall of academics from all faculties in the University, its senior managers and students....


Kingston University appoints three pioneering researchers in science and business to post of professor

Posted Friday 9 September 2016

Kingston University appoints three pioneering researchers in science and business to post of professor

A researcher who is using images of the eye to predict the risk of heart attacks has been made a professor by Kingston University.

Sarah Barman is one of three professors, alongside marketing expert Jaywant Singh and large-scale computing specialist Souheil Khaddaj, to be appointed into the new role. "I'm working with medical researchers from St George's University of London to see if it's possible to predict the risk of heart disease and diabetes by assessing the retinal vessels on the back of the eye," Professor Barman said. "In the future, maybe in 10 years or so, it may be possible that an optometrist could assess your risk of heart disease and diabetes as well as the condition of your eyes."...


Kingston University expert's research helps shine a light on ambulance services' response to new challenges

Posted Tuesday 30 August 2016

Kingston University expert's research helps shine a light on ambulance services' response to new challenges

A new report from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), developed with support from a Kingston University and St George's, University of London academic, has revealed how ambulance services are adapting to changing service demands, including significant increases in emergency calls.

Work by Professor Tom Quinn from the Faculty of Health Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston University and St George's, University of London, featured in the 39 published and ongoing studies reviewed by the NIHR - the research arm of the NHS....


Kingston Business School joins elite group of 5 per cent of top institutions worldwide awarded prestigious AACSB accreditation

Posted Wednesday 10 August 2016

Kingston Business School joins elite group of 5 per cent of top institutions worldwide awarded prestigious AACSB accreditation

Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions awarded prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.

AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in business and accounting. Only 777 of the more than 16,000 schools that grant business degrees worldwide have received the AACSB seal of approval....

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