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Posted Wednesday 12 May 2021
Two nursing academics from Kingston University won prestigious awards for teaching excellence late last year and, to celebrate this year's International Nurses Day on Wednesday 12 May, they recently came together to discuss their passion for teaching, the methods they use and why they got into academia.
Posted Wednesday 5 May 2021
‘Covid-19 anxiety syndrome' may cause a significant number of people to struggle with a return to normal daily life in the UK after the pandemic, new research by Kingston University and London South Bank University has revealed.
A survey conducted by the research team found that one in five of the 286 UK-based participants scored highly on a Covid-19 Anxiety Syndrome Scale used by the researchers in February this year....
Posted Wednesday 5 May 2021
Life as a midwife has looked rather different since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, but the job at hand has remained the same during this time – deliver the baby and keep mother and child safe. To mark the International Day of the Midwife on Wednesday 5 May, senior lecturer in midwifery at Kingston University Jane Forman gives her account on bringing lives into the world during a pandemic.
Posted Wednesday 21 April 2021
Kingston University has teamed up with Salutem Care and Education in a £220,000 technology project to improve care for people with autism and learning difficulties. Experts from the University's School of Computer Science and Mathematics will work with the homecare provider to design and develop a sophisticated sensor system that will alert carers when urgent support is needed.
The digital alert system will use wearable technology to monitor physiological data such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, breathing and other stress responses. It will be designed with end users so that it can be tailored to individual needs, with unobtrusive sensors placed in a watch or clothing for continuous heath monitoring or in a room to constantly check movement, along with light and noise levels. ...
Posted Friday 16 April 2021
As the United Kingdom continues its gradual unlocking of society with the reopening of non-essential retail, business and consumer expert at Kingston University Dr Patricia Harris looks at how the latest lifting of Covid-19 restrictions will affect the high street and the shops that have been closed since the turn of the year.
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 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 Monday 29 March 2021
A British business leader who spent 12 years as chief executive of private healthcare firm Bupa and had a 20-year career with British Airways has shared advice with female business students, as well as recalling some of the barriers she faced and the role models who inspired her.
Val Gooding CBE, who studied a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies at Kingston University - then Kingston Polytechnic - graduating in 1981, is currently the Senior Independent Director on the Board of Vodafone plc, having served as a non-executive director of Compass, BAA, J Sainsbury, Standard Chartered plc, and Tui, as well as being Chairman of Premier Farnell plc and Aviva UK....