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January 2017

Italy adopts gender-neutral HPV vaccination programme, citing study by health economics expert from Kingston Business School

Italy adopts gender-neutral HPV vaccination programme, citing study by health economics expert from Kingston Business School

The Italian government has changed its policy to allow both boys and girls to be vaccinated against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) following advice from Kingston Business School academic Professor Giampiero Favato.

Kingston University offers 15 new funded full-time PhD studentships beginning in September

Kingston University offers 15 new funded full-time PhD studentships beginning in September

Kingston University is offering 15 new funded full-time PhD studentships beginning in September 2017.

Professor Will Brooker helps Bowie fans celebrate their idol on the eve of the late icon's 70th birthday

Professor Will Brooker helps Bowie fans celebrate their idol on the eve of the late icon's 70th birthday

Bowie tribute band Thin White Duke joined Professor Will Brooker to celebrate music legend David Bowie at a special gig to mark what would have been the star's 70th birthday.

Kingston University academics play key part in project to devise smartphone app that uses games technology to help smokers kick the habit

Kingston University academics play key part in project to devise smartphone app that uses games technology to help smokers kick the habit

A new smartphone app designed to help smokers quit by embedding a fun game with educational health messages has been developed by Kingston University games creation processes lecturer Hope Caton and academics from Queen Mary University of London.

Kingston University research associate receives Women in Innovation award for pioneering idea to speed up nuclear decommissioning

Kingston University research associate receives Women in Innovation award for pioneering idea to speed up nuclear decommissioning

An innovative new tool that could help revolutionise the clean-up process at decommissioning nuclear power sites has been developed by a Kingston University research associate who has won a Women in Innovation award.

December 2016

Thinking with our hands can help find new ways of solving problems, research from Kingston University psychology experts reveals

Thinking with our hands can help find new ways of solving problems, research from Kingston University psychology experts reveals

New research by two Kingston University psychology experts is challenging the idea that thinking only takes place in the head - and is instead heavily influenced by how we interact with the world around us

Kingston University art and science students blend cutting-edge technology with creative techniques to delve into the secrets of the Thames Tunnel

Kingston University art and science students blend cutting-edge technology with creative techniques to delve into the secrets of the Thames Tunnel

London's iconic Thames Tunnel has become the setting for a Kingston University project that bridges the worlds of science and art using cutting edge 3D modelling technology alongside traditional art and geology techniques

Kingston University music researcher Caroline Potter's study of French composer Erik Satie's life named Sunday Times Classical Music Book of the Year

Kingston University music researcher Caroline Potter's study of French composer Erik Satie's life named Sunday Times Classical Music Book of the Year

A Kingston University music expert has scooped the Sunday Times Classical Music Book of the Year award for a study that delves into the world and works of influential Parisian composer Erik Satie.

Kingston University psychology student presents at international conferences after being first undergraduate to win prestigious scholarship

Kingston University psychology student presents at international conferences after being first undergraduate to win prestigious scholarship

Kingston University psychology student Rose Martin has become the first undergraduate to be awarded the highly-regarded Jane Beattie Memorial Travel Scholarship.

November 2016

Leading diplomats and academics from around Europe share their views on the challenges to come at Kingston University Brexit event

Leading diplomats and academics from around Europe share their views on the challenges to come at Kingston University Brexit event

The process to separate Britain from the European Union and the impact Brexit will have across the continent were discussed at a Kingston University event that brought together key players in the debate from across Europe.

Kingston University secures €1.6million grant for global research project into migration, sex work and trafficking

Kingston University secures €1.6million grant for global research project into migration, sex work and trafficking

A major global research project that will investigate the complex relationship between migration, sex work and trafficking across three continents is being launched by Kingston University, using a blend of documentary and fictional film.

Integrity Research Group at Kingston Law School set to make sure punishment fits the crime in fight against corruption

Integrity Research Group at Kingston Law School set to make sure punishment fits the crime in fight against corruption

The Integrity Research Group at Kingston Law School aims to identify activity that will make a concrete impact on policies surrounding corruption.

US student becomes one of youngest ever to enrol for PhD at Kingston University after signing up for psychology programme aged just 17

US student becomes one of youngest ever to enrol for PhD at Kingston University after signing up for psychology programme aged just 17

A student from the United States has become one of the youngest ever to study for a PhD at Kingston University – after enrolling this summer aged just 17.

Kingston University academic lays down the law at inaugural professorial lecture

Kingston University academic lays down the law at inaugural professorial lecture

Senior law academic Professor Umut Turksen spoke about the rule of law at his inaugural professorial lecture.

Stories of 9/11 and 7/7 survivors shared as linguistics expert gives insight in to narratives describing trauma during Kingston University-hosted TEDx event

Stories of 9/11 and 7/7 survivors shared as linguistics expert gives insight in to narratives describing trauma during Kingston University-hosted TEDx event

A Kingston University academic shared her research into how people use stories to describe traumatic experiences - including survivors of the terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Centre in 2001 and the London bombings in 2005 - as part of her talk on the power of stories at Saturday's TEDx event, hosted at the University.

October 2016

Astronaut Helen Sharman and chemist Dame Professor Julia Higgins unveil Kingston University's new state-of-the-art science and technology facilities

Astronaut Helen Sharman and chemist Dame Professor Julia Higgins unveil Kingston University's new state-of-the-art science and technology facilities

Kingston University has unveiled it's new £6.8m state-of-the-art science and technology facilities for students and the wider community, with cutting-edge new laboratories, a public outreach centre and mobile labs that will take science out on the road to local schools.

Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor elected fellow of American College of Cardiology

Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor elected fellow of American College of Cardiology

Professor Tom Quinn, a leading expert on cardiology care, has become one of the few nurses to be elected a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

September 2016

Kingston University launches new Integrity Research Group

Kingston University launches new Integrity Research Group

The newly established research grouping aims to positively impact on the policies and activity of businesses, government and public bodies.

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

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

The programmes director for Kingston University's Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice has been sharing his academic expertise as educator in residence at the National University of Singapore.

August 2016

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

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 Professor Tom Quinn from the Faculty of Health Social Care and Education – run jointly by Kingston University and St George's, University of London – has revealed how ambulance services are adapting to changing service demands, including significant increases in emergency calls.

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