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December 2015

Kingston University professor Will Brooker launches David Bowie biopic website called Forever Stardust

Kingston University professor Will Brooker launches David Bowie biopic website called Forever Stardust

Kingston University's David Bowie, aka Professor Will Brooker, goes digital.

November 2015

New Kingston University Dean of Science, Engineering and Computing Professor Mike Sutcliffe emphasises importance of strong industry links

New Kingston University Dean of Science, Engineering and Computing Professor Mike Sutcliffe emphasises importance of strong industry links

Kingston University's newly-appointed Dean of Science, Engineering and Computing Professor Mike Sutcliffe has emphasised the importance of innovative industry links.

Kingston Business School study finds university students are safer and more responsible social media users

Kingston Business School study finds university students are safer and more responsible social media users

A study carried out by Kingston Business School researchers has shed new light on how different groups use, and stay safe, on social media.

October 2015

Researchers from Kingston University and St George's, University of London to investigate role physician associates play helping hospital patients being treated by the NHS

Researchers from Kingston University and St George's, University of London to investigate role physician associates play helping hospital patients being treated by the NHS

A new study by experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London will determine whether physician associates have a positive impact on the treatment of NHS patients and have a future role helping fill gaps in the healthcare system.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentship opportunities

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentship opportunities

Kingston University is a member of two consortia that have been awarded a total of £15.9m by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to fund more than 200 postgraduate students in London and the South East.

June 2015

Kingston's genome sequencing research set to tackle major global health challenge

Kingston's genome sequencing research set to tackle major global health challenge

Genome sequencing research completed by Kingston University has the potential to bring significant benefits to a key global health issue – that of multi-drug-resistant bacteria.

May 2015

Kingston University experts to play key role in European Commission-backed project to help stamp out doping on the amateur sport and fitness circuit

Kingston University experts to play key role in European Commission-backed project to help stamp out doping on the amateur sport and fitness circuit

Public health and education experts from Kingston University are playing a key role in a major European project to deter young people from using performance and appearance-enhancing drugs.

March 2015

Three Kingston University case studies featured in new University Alliance initiative to spotlight real world impact of university research

Three Kingston University case studies featured in new University Alliance initiative to spotlight real world impact of university research

A research excellence project which aims to outline the steps needed to secure the future excellence of UK research and to maintain an innovation research ecosystem has highlighted three Kingston University case studies.

February 2015

British Heart Foundation funding boost to heart disease research at Kingston University

British Heart Foundation funding boost to heart disease research at Kingston University

British Heart Foundation funded project to use models of heart failure to discover how a particular naturally occurring protein can regulate apoptotic heart muscle cell death and heart failure.

January 2015

From the web: Alice in Wonderland at 150: innocent fantasy or dark and druggy?

From the web: Alice in Wonderland at 150: innocent fantasy or dark and druggy?

Professor Will Brooker, author of Alice's Adventures: Lewis Carroll in Popular Culture, notes how the story's enduring appeal lies in its ability to mirror the changing concerns of new generations.

From the web: Abuse revealed in 'torture report' reflects broader trends from the Iraq war

From the web: Abuse revealed in 'torture report' reflects broader trends from the Iraq war

Peter Finn, lecturer in politics, analyses the US senate's torture report, and finds evidence of horrifying abuse and torture across large parts of the national security apparatus of the US.

December 2014

Kingston University Chancellor Bonnie Greer awards prize in new short story competition

Kingston University Chancellor Bonnie Greer awards prize in new short story competition

A teacher from Morden has taken the honours in the inaugural Bonnie Greer Stories to Read Aloud competition.

Kingston University research hits new high as results come in for the Research Excellence Framework 2014

Kingston University research hits new high as results come in for the Research Excellence Framework 2014

Kingston University has doubled the amount of research that is world-leading and of internationally excellent quality, according to the latest Government evaluation of higher education research.

Kingston University secures Heritage Lottery Fund support for major project marking 140 years of Kingston School of Art

Kingston University secures Heritage Lottery Fund support for major project marking 140 years of Kingston School of Art

Art and design experts from Kingston University have set to work on a project celebrating the heritage and culture of the art school that has been an integral part of the borough's education system for the past 140 years.

November 2014

From the web: Hard Evidence: are we facing another financial crisis?

From the web: Hard Evidence: are we facing another financial crisis?

Professor Steve Keen, head of the School of Economics, Politics and History and author of the bestselling 'Debunking Economics', analyses the likelihood of another global financial crisis for The Conversation.

Professor Andy Kent appointed as new leader for Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between  Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Professor Andy Kent appointed as new leader for Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a partnership between Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Professor Andy Kent, the new Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, is an expert in perinatal mental health who has long-standing links with the two institutions.

From the web: From London to New York: cross-continental perspectives of Matisse cut-outs exhibition

From the web: From London to New York: cross-continental perspectives of Matisse cut-outs exhibition

Professor Fran Lloyd compares responses to the Matisse cut-outs exhibition, which has recently moved from the Tate Modern in London to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Kingston University's Centre for the Historical Record helps reveal stories behind Red Cross volunteering during First World War in new digital archive

Kingston University's Centre for the Historical Record helps reveal stories behind Red Cross volunteering during First World War in new digital archive

Three hundred volunteers have been recruited by Kingston University's Centre for the Historical Record to upload nearly a quarter of a million records on to new online resource open to researchers and the general public.

October 2014

Kingston University design expert unveils new guide highlighting ways sensory rooms can improve dementia care

Kingston University design expert unveils new guide highlighting ways sensory rooms can improve dementia care

Academic experts from Kingston University and the University of Southampton have joined forces to produce a new guide packed with advice about the ways rooms designed to stimulate people's senses can be used to boost dementia care.

Professor Mark Fielder's reddit AMA - Questions on Ebola, antibiotic resistance and how to pursue a career in microbiology

Professor Mark Fielder's reddit AMA - Questions on Ebola, antibiotic resistance and how to pursue a career in microbiology

Medical microbiologist Mark Fielder took to reddit to answer questions on the spread of infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance and Ebola. The AMA session garnered a huge response from the reddit science community.

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