Research is critical to Kingston University's distinctiveness, success and sustainability in an increasingly competitive Higher Education environment. It is central to the quality of our teaching and learning. Research establishes and enhances our reputation and leads to benefits for society, culture and the economy. Through our commitment to the advancement of human knowledge we actively seek to address the challenges we face in an increasingly complex global arena (KU, Research Strategy 2015-2020).
We will foster a collaborative, outward-looking research culture in all our academic disciplines and support and develop both existing and emerging areas of research excellence.
The Sustainability Hub aims to raise the profile of research into sustainability issues being conducted across the university. We also aim to work with researchers across KU to reduce the negative and increase the positive environmental impacts of how we conduct all research.
Sustainability Research Champions
A number of academics champion Education for Sustainable Development by leading on sustainability research in their discipline. Some examples follow below:
- Genus, Audley and Theobald, Kate (2015) Roles for university researchers in urban sustainability initiatives: the UK Newcastle Low Carbon Neighbourhoods project. Journal of Cleaner Production, 106, pp. 119-126. ISSN (print) 0959-6526
- Butler, Christina, Hatzidimitriadou, Eleni and Psoinos, Maria (2010) Managing equality and diversity in health care: the case of ethnic monitoring at St George's NHS trust. In: EAWOP Small Group Meeting - Managing diversity in organisations; 23-24 Sep 2010, Birmigham, U.K
- Daskalaki, Maria, Hjorth, Daniel and Mair, Johanna (2015) Are entrepreneurship, communities, and social transformation related? Journal of Management Inquiry, 24(4), pp. 419-423. ISSN (print) 1056-4926
- Sayce, Sarah, Walford, Nigel and Garside, Peter (2012) Residential development on gardens in England: their role in providing sustainable housing supply. Land Use Policy, 29(4), pp. 771-780. ISSN (print) 0264-8377
- Micklethwaite, Paul (2005) Discussing art and design education: themes from interviews with UK design stakeholders. The International Journal of Art & Design Education, 24(1), pp. 84-92. ISSN (print) 1476-8062
- Kade, Sisonie and Pretlove, Stephen (2010) Tackling climate change: the energy performance of new residential buildings in England. Journal of Construction, 3(2), pp. 4-8. ISSN (print) 1994-7402
- P. K. Dey, S. K. Ghosh, and J. D. Nixon: Characteristics, Issues and Challenges of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to Energy Supply Chain: Comparative Analysis of India and the UK, 4th International Conference on Solid Waste Management (IconSWM), Hyderabad, India. (2014)
- Michalsky, Marian and Hooda, Peter S. (2015) Greenhouse gas emissions of imported and locally produced fruit and vegetable commodities: a quantitative assessment. Environmental Science & Policy, 48, pp. 32-43. ISSN (print) 1462-9011
- Georgopoulos C., Minson A. (2014), Sustainable Concrete Solutions, textbook for students, academics and practitioners in construction related disciplines, Wiley Blackwell, Publishers, UK. ISBN: 978-1-119-96864-1,256pp. (http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-111996864X.html)
- Sanchez-Fung, Jose R.4 and Ghatak, Subrata15 (2007) Is fiscal policy sustainable in developing economies?16 Review of Development Economics, 11(3), pp. 518-530. ISSN (print) 1363-6669
- Lyon, F and Ramsden, M3 (2006) Developing fledgling social enterprises? A study of the support required and means of delivering it.13 Social Enterprise Journal, 2(1), pp. 27-41. ISSN (print) 1750-8614
- Badiou, Alain and Hallward, Peter3 [Translator] (2001) Ethics: an essay on the understanding of evil.75 London, U.K. : Verso. 166p. ISBN 9781859844359
Sustainability Research Centres and Projects
There are a number of sustainability research projects at Kingston University that engage Kingston students in the sustainability debate. Some examples follow below: