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Kingston School of Art designer Edie Ashley pays tribute to her trailblazing grandmother Laura Ashley in cowgirl and biker themed Graduate Fashion Week collection

Posted Friday 8 June 2018

Kingston School of Art designer Edie Ashley pays tribute to her trailblazing grandmother Laura Ashley in cowgirl and biker themed Graduate Fashion Week collection

Third generation designer Edie Ashley has drawn on the fashion heritage of her family to create a deeply personal Graduate Fashion Week collection that acts as a love letter to her life growing up in rural Wales. Her mixed menswear and womenswear range incorporates two Victorian blouses as a tribute to her grandmother, Welsh fashion legend Laura Ashley, and Lancashire ploughman trousers based on a garment found in her designer father Nick Ashley's archive.

The collection made its debut on the Graduate Fashion Week catwalk at the Old Truman Brewery in East London, alongside the work of 23 other BA(Hons) Fashion students from Kingston University's Kingston School of Art. Taking inspiration from her parents' passions for horse riding and classic motorcycles, the 21 year old from Rhosgogh, near the Brecon Beacons, sourced exclusively second-hand fabrics from antique fairs and vintage markets around London to dress a group of characters she created called the Motopolis gang....


More support needed to protect home carers from emotional pressures of supporting people with dementia, report co-authored by Kingston University expert reveals

Posted Tuesday 22 May 2018

More support needed to protect home carers from emotional pressures of supporting people with dementia, report co-authored by Kingston University expert reveals

Care workers who provide personal and domestic care to older people with dementia in their own homes are at risk of feeling under emotional strain and some don't get as much support as they need, according to a new study.

Researchers at Kingston University and King's College London explored some of the pressures facing homecare workers in London and the South East of England. They found that, while managers and home care workers had clear ideas of what their professional boundaries should be, home carer sometimes found themselves crossing that line, or being asked to take on tasks beyond their job role....


Kingston University expert appointed to Research Excellence Framework equality panel outlines need to break down gender and ethnicity barriers in research careers

Posted Thursday 17 May 2018

Kingston University expert appointed to Research Excellence Framework equality panel outlines need to break down gender and ethnicity barriers in research careers

Using the Research Excellence Framework (REF) to encourage universities to support the careers of all academic staff equally is an opportunity that must not be missed, according a senior healthcare researcher from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

Professor Fiona Ross, a leading expert in nursing and services for older people, is a member of the REF's Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel - set up to advise the REF funding bodies and 34 subject panels on all aspects of equality and diversity. Her appointment to the prestigious group followed recent work leading and commissioning and promoting research on equality, gender and ethnicity for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Leadership Foundation (now AdvanceHE)....


Six steps to returning to work after mental health illness – Kingston University researchers play key role in developing online toolkit for employers

Posted Wednesday 16 May 2018

Six steps to returning to work after mental health illness – Kingston University researchers play key role in developing online toolkit for employers

A new online toolkit to help employers and staff talk about mental health has been developed by a team of researchers from Kingston University, Loughborough University and Affinity Health at Work.

The Return to Work website gives bosses and employees advice and information to help them navigate the return to work process following absences due to stress, anxiety or depression. The site features templates for absence letters, facts about mental health, check lists for each stage of sick leave and a comprehensive guide for returning to work, including exercises such as identifying work priorities....


Urgent review on laws around bullying and cyberbullying required, Kingston University research finds

Posted Monday 14 May 2018

Urgent review on laws around bullying and cyberbullying required, Kingston University research finds

A leading psychology expert from Kingston University has called for an immediate review of laws around bullying and cyberbullying to help define exactly what constitutes a criminal offence – particularly in cases involving newer forms of abuse such as trolling, harassment and stalking on social networks.

Professor Muthanna Samara also highlighted the need for better training for mental health practitioners to help them more easily spot the signs of bullying when carrying out assessments....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London pay tribute to leading interprofessional care expert Professor Scott Reeves

Posted Friday 11 May 2018

Kingston University and St George's, University of London pay tribute to leading interprofessional care expert Professor Scott Reeves

Tributes have been pouring in from around the globe following the sudden death of Professor Scott Reeves, a globally respected academic in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston University and St Georges, University of London.

An internationally renowned health care specialist and social scientist whose career saw him take up the role of professor at leading institutions across three countries, Professor Reeves worked in health professions education and health services research for more than 20 years.The much cited academic, who joined the Faculty's Centre for Health and Social Care Research as Professor in Interprofessional Research in 2013, had also been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Inter-professional Care since 2009....


Kingston University's School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry awarded institution's first Athena SWAN bronze department accolade

Posted Wednesday 9 May 2018

Kingston University's School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry awarded institution's first Athena SWAN bronze department accolade

Kingston University's School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry has received an Athena SWAN bronze award, recognising its commitment to gender equality and inclusivity.

The School, based in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, is the first department at the University to receive the accreditation from the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU). The Government-funded organisation aims to promote diversity and improve the experience of all those working and learning in institutions in the United Kingdom....


Kingston University professor receives international honour for his world-leading work on Gothic literature

Posted Tuesday 8 May 2018

Kingston University professor receives international honour for his world-leading work on Gothic literature

A leading expert in Gothic literature from Kingston University, renowned for his critically acclaimed work on texts such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, has been honoured by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA).

Professor of English literature and creative writing Fred Botting, from the Faculty of the Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), received the Distinguished Scholar Award for his influential work in the area of Gothic, the fantastic and science fiction. He was presented with the lifetime achievement award at the organisation's annual international conference in Orlando, Florida....


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