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August 2017

Kingston University lecturers awarded National Teaching Fellowships in recognition of innovative approaches to education

Kingston University lecturers awarded National Teaching Fellowships in recognition of innovative approaches to education

Kingston University academics Dr Annie Hughes and Hilary Wason have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships from the Higher Education Academy in recognition of innovations in the fields of inclusivity and critical thinking.

Kingston University expert's study into impact of planning policies on London's affordable housing provision commended at major research awards

Kingston University expert's study into impact of planning policies on London's affordable housing provision commended at major research awards

A study into the negative impact planning policies have had on the creation of affordable housing in London co-authored by a Kingston University expert has been commended at a top national research awards.

July 2017

Austrian ambassador commends Kingston Business School Brexit negotiations research at launch seminar

Austrian ambassador commends Kingston Business School Brexit negotiations research at launch seminar

Research by Kingston Business School's Professor Ursula Ott examining models of how Brexit negotiations has been commended by the Austrian ambassador at a recent seminar held to launch the project's findings.

Kingston University named among globe's best young institutions and in top two under 50 in United Kingdom in latest QS world rankings

Kingston University named among globe's best young institutions and in top two under 50 in United Kingdom in latest QS world rankings

Kingston University has been recognised as among the best international institutions founded in the last half century in the latest QS Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 Under 50 rankings

Kingston University lecturer's sport and exercise psychology expertise informs pioneering programme to nurture Wimbledon stars of the future

Kingston University lecturer's sport and exercise psychology expertise informs pioneering programme to nurture Wimbledon stars of the future

Research by Kingston University sport and exercise psychology lecturer Dr Sam Thrower is informing the Lawn Tennis Association's new parent strategy to help support young players' development in the United Kingdom

Kingston University scientists help unlock DNA of tropical snail that spreads deadly disease

Kingston University scientists help unlock DNA of tropical snail that spreads deadly disease

Kingston University researchers Professor Tony Walker and Dr Scott Lawton have helped decode the DNA of a small freshwater snail in an international study that could help stop the spread of a deadly parasitic disease.

June 2017

 Will Wonder Woman's success pave the way for other superheroines? asks Kingston expert Will Brooker

Will Wonder Woman's success pave the way for other superheroines? asks Kingston expert Will Brooker

Unlike its predecessors Batman V Superman (Zack Snyder, 2016) and Suicide Squad (David Ayer, 2016), Wonder Woman's success continued beyond the opening weekend. In fact, it had the lowest drop in numbers of any recent superhero movie, suggesting that audiences are spreading the word, encouraging their friends and returning for repeat viewings.

Diaries of a writer – Kingston University's recently acquired Iris Murdoch journals mark new research chapter exploring work of late novelist and philosopher

Diaries of a writer – Kingston University's recently acquired Iris Murdoch journals mark new research chapter exploring work of late novelist and philosopher

Kingston University has been gifted 15 volumes of private journals belonging to novelist Iris Murdoch – establishing the University's archives as the most complete body of autobiographical work by the late author.

Is your child a crybaby? New comparison chart developed by Kingston University researcher sheds light on tiny tots' tears

Is your child a crybaby? New comparison chart developed by Kingston University researcher sheds light on tiny tots' tears

A chart that enables parents to calculate if their baby is crying more than it should in the first three months of its life has been created by a Kingston University researcher, following a global study of colic and crying in babies.

Research reveals vapers who continue to smoke are in denial about their addiction and could struggle to kick the habit

Research reveals vapers who continue to smoke are in denial about their addiction and could struggle to kick the habit

Identity crisis? People who vape while still using traditional cigarettes may find it harder to give up cigarettes as they are in denial about their addiction.

Civic reception guests invited to put Kingston University's high-impact research under the microscope at showcase event

Civic reception guests invited to put Kingston University's high-impact research under the microscope at showcase event

Visitors from the local community joined a host of academics and dignitaries at the annual event, which this year was themed around the University's research.

Award-winning Kingston University staff and leading healthcare researcher recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Award-winning Kingston University staff and leading healthcare researcher recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

A Kingston University diversity champion has been awarded an OBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List, with a leading healthcare academic and the University's Head of Widening Participation also receiving MBEs in recognition of their outstanding achievements.

For the first time, renewable energy has generated more than half of all UK electricity – is this a one-hit wonder, asks Kingston University professor

For the first time, renewable energy has generated more than half of all UK electricity – is this a one-hit wonder, asks Kingston University professor

Kingston University Professor of Innovation and Technology Management Audley Genus comments on the National Grid's announcement that, for the first time, electricity generated from renewable energy sources in the UK has surpassed the amount generated from coal and gas combined.

Rapid screening test to help identify patients who may have Staphylococcus aureus sees Kingston University experts shortlisted for top award

Rapid screening test to help identify patients who may have Staphylococcus aureus sees Kingston University experts shortlisted for top award

A group of Kingston University scientists have been shortlisted for a top award in this year's Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Emerging Technologies Competition after developing a rapid screening test for Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

May 2017

Kingston University student's research into fiction habits and personality types reveals reading may make us kinder

Kingston University student's research into fiction habits and personality types reveals reading may make us kinder

A Kingston University postgraduate research student has produced a study that examines the effects of reading and watching television on social behaviour – concluding that literature lovers have the edge over their remote control-loving counterparts when it comes to being nicer people.

Kingston University researcher investigates how artificial intelligence can help composers create new music

Kingston University researcher investigates how artificial intelligence can help composers create new music

A Kingston University music technology expert has created an artificial intelligence (AI) system which can work alongside composers to create new music.

Kingston University students strike gold with research in to workplace psychology at Indigogold awards

Kingston University students strike gold with research in to workplace psychology at Indigogold awards

Occupational and business psychology graduates Nicola Murray and Ruth Abrams represented Kingston University at the annual workplace psychology awards sponsored by management consultancy firm Indigogold. They were placed in the top three in the annual awards that focus on research on work-related psychology from universities across the United Kingdom.

April 2017

Kingston University to play leading role in study examining how state-of-the-art camera that mimics human eye could benefit robots and smart devices

Kingston University to play leading role in study examining how state-of-the-art camera that mimics human eye could benefit robots and smart devices

A team from Kingston University will explore how data from an artificial vision system that mimics the human eye could open up a new world of possibilities for surveillance - with possible applications in future robots, drones and retinal implants.

Kingston Business School MSc programmes rated in top 100 globally by Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking

Kingston Business School MSc programmes rated in top 100 globally by Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking

Kingston University's Business School has achieved top ratings in the 2017 Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking for its Leadership and Management in Health MSc and Real Estate Management MSc courses.

Kingston University psychology expert warns of emotional challenges facing NHS healthcare professionals working in intensive care units

Kingston University psychology expert warns of emotional challenges facing NHS healthcare professionals working in intensive care units

Dr Tushna Vandrevala, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology from the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, explores the theme of rumination from work in intensive care professionals in the latest edition of the Journal of Intensive Care.

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