Research at Kingston University ranges from world leading art and design to philosophy, health, business and groundbreaking science. Discover how our research is making a difference to society, culture and the economy.
The demand for search and rescue (SAR) services across the world is increasing, and so is the need for new technology and new understanding to make their efforts more effective. Making SAR more efficient is literally a matter of life and death.
Dr Fiona Jones is leading a programme of research which aims to widen the reach of self-management support to individuals with complex disabilities by developing and evaluating new and innovative approaches appropriate to these groups.
Professor Brian Cathcart, an experienced journalist and now a teacher of journalists, has sought, with others, to facilitate the creation and delivery of effective regulation of news publishing that is independent both of political influence and of the corporate press, and which operates in the best interests of journalism, of the public and of democratic society.
Professor Andrea Petroczi, a leading researcher in understanding doping behaviour and developing intervention strategies, continues her internationally recognised work at Kingston University through a number of projects.
The Audio-Visual Entrepreneurship Resources and Network project, funded through a donation from YTL Corporation, explores the challenges and activities of entrepreneurs engaged in community energy projects in England.
Fundamental genomics studies at Kingston University are providing keys to the origin and evolution of bacterial species, and making a significant contribution to the development of novel antibacterials.
Why do people who live in areas of high flood risk rarely take effective precautions to protect their homes and businesses, and how can research bring about behaviour change?
Gender-neutral vaccinations can reduce the incidence of life-threatening cancers. The health and economic benefits of herd immunity are increasingly recognised by public health bodies across the globe.
There are complex issues around breaking bad news, such as cancer and dying, to people with learning disabilities. Inclusive research has led to guidelines for clinicians and European-wide norms for best practice.
How can music be interpreted and transferred within collaborative artistic works across cultural and language boundaries? The live composing sign language, Soundpainting, explores how knowledge is transferred between artistic collaborators in the moment.
The speed and efficiency with which harmful bacteria can be detected in hospitals is a critical issue in healthcare and patient safety. Superior testing methods for Staphylococcus aureus is helping to prevent the spread of strains of the virus including MRSA.
Dismay at the limited roles and representations of women in comic books led to the creation of a critically-acclaimed and influential project: My So-Called Secret Identity.
Bullying among children has immediate effects on health and wellbeing and can have longer term negative consequences on development and life outcomes. Research has led to anti-bullying policies in British and Arab Israeli schools.
A hundredth of a second. A fraction of a centimetre. It's the difference between gold and silver in elite sport. But how can you track multiple athletes engaged in different events in a space the size of the London O2 Arena?