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Posted Thursday 8 April 2021
The announcement by medicines watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) that exercise should be recommended to people suffering from chronic pain, rather than prescribed painkillers, has been welcomed by rehabilitation science expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Mike Hurley.
Posted Wednesday 7 April 2021
Academics from Kingston University's School of Nursing have encouraged the public to get vaccinated against Covid-19 when they are offered their jab, in a bid to protect the most vulnerable in society, healthcare workers, and the wider community.
The simulated skills team at the University have all had their first dose of the vaccine and are among the 31.7 million to receive it in the United Kingdom so far. With the next phase of lockdown easing set to take place next week and the rollout of the Moderna vaccine (the third to be administered in the UK), the nursing experts are urging those yet to be vaccinated to ensure they take it up when they receive the call....
Posted Tuesday 6 April 2021
As part of Stress Awareness Month this April, mental health nursing lecturer at Kingston University Martyn Keen looks at stress, why it is important to recognise it and talk about it, and how it can be managed effectively.
Posted Tuesday 6 April 2021
Three Kingston University marketing students made it to the final of a prestigious national competition with their original idea to make a new mobile phone appeal to Generation Z through an incentivised online learning platform.
They were one of only nine teams selected from universities around the country to be shortlisted for the final of the Chartered Institute of Marketing's The Pitch competition. ...
Posted Tuesday 30 March 2021
A forensic scientist with a passion for outreach spoke of how helping young people shape their direction in life was what made her job so rewarding after being named the inaugural winner of Kingston University's Woman in STEM award.
STEM outreach officer Chère Reade-Edwards was nominated by colleagues for her talent for inspiring young people, enthusiasm for the role and always going the extra mile. The annual accolade, run by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, recognises a woman academic or professional staff member whose outstanding work has been making a real difference in the field....
Posted Friday 26 March 2021
Health and social care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Fiona Ross CBE has been appointed Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education after giving more than 30 years' service.
Professor Ross joined St George's Hospital Medical School in 1990 as senior lecturer in primary care nursing. In the early nineties she was part of St George's senior team that worked with Kingston University on the contract negotiations with the NHS, which led to the launch of the Joint Faculty of Health and Social Care in 1995. She will take up the honorary role as Emeritus Professor of Health and Social Care on 1 April....
Posted Wednesday 17 March 2021
Students and staff from Kingston School of Art have been paying tribute to their internationally revered Head of Architecture and Landscape, Mary Vaughan Johnson, who passed away suddenly earlier this month. Messages of sympathy have flowed into Kingston University honouring Mary, with students, colleagues and industry experts alike describing her as warm, generous, empathetic and inclusive, as well as a brilliant academic and mentor.
Mary quickly made her mark after joining Kingston School of Art's Department of Architecture and Landscape in 2018, championing a collaborative and supportive approach to ensuring she and her staff team gave students the best teaching and learning experience possible. ...
Posted Tuesday 16 March 2021
Kingston University's landmark Town House is among the winners of the 2021 Civic Trust Awards, which celebrate exceptional architecture and planning, and particularly recognises buildings that have made a positive contribution to the communities they serve.
The accolade is given to projects that make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment. They must demonstrate excellence in architecture and design while being sustainable, provide a positive civic contribution and be accessible....