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Posted Thursday 30 January 2020
Is there life on Mars? A Kingston University engineering graduate is hoping to help answer that question when Europe's first Mars rover blasts off for the red planet.
Mahilal De Silva has been playing a leading role in the construction of the six-wheeled robotic vehicle for the landmark mission at Airbus' Stevenage facility. Named the Rosalind Franklin after the British DNA pioneer, it is the first Mars rover specifically designed to find evidence of past or present life....
Posted Monday 13 January 2020
Around 6.5 million people in the United Kingdom are responsible for caring for loved ones who are older, disabled or seriously ill. It is estimated these unpaid carers save the NHS £136 billion pounds every year, yet alongside the rewards many carers highlight - such as a sense of fulfilment and increased closeness with the person they care for - there are consistent reports of the pressures it places on those doing the caring, including stress, anxiety and debt.
In an effort to explore these issues psychologists, researchers, support workers and carers came together at Kingston University to discuss how to improve support for people with caring responsibilities. Dr Tushna Vandrevala from the University's Faculty of Business and Social Sciences has conducted extensive research with families who care for children with special needs and says the toll it takes is underestimated....
Posted Friday 20 December 2019
A leading midwifery expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has been called upon to support a Royal College of Midwives Twinning Project with the Bangladesh Midwifery Society to help develop the profession in the country.
Dr Lesley Kay was chosen from a number of applicants to head to the South Asian country to work on the programme as a midwifery educator. Her role in the project includes supporting the Bangladesh Midwifery Society to create demand for midwifery services and advocate for the profession which is in its infancy in Bangladesh, with the first midwives not qualifying until 2016....
Posted Wednesday 18 December 2019
The British Government's decision to reintroduce grants for aspiring nurses studying at university will increase the talent pool and allow students to enjoy learning with less anxiety around financial pressures, according to the head of nursing at Kingston University and St George's, University of London.
Posted Wednesday 20 November 2019
With vaccine hesitancy named as one of the 10 biggest global threats by the World Health Organisation, discriminating between scientifically proven facts and fake news is becoming increasingly important in safeguarding public health. Yet a major new piece of research by leading health economists from Kingston University has revealed more than 60 per cent of fake news read online about healthcare issues is considered credible - and trust in such claims increases if a story is seen multiple times.
The study, by Professor Giampiero Favato and Dr Andrea Marcellusi from Kingston Business School, also revealed web banners warning audiences about the potential inaccuracy of information were ineffective in limiting its circulation - with users just as likely to share content labelled as unverified....
Posted Friday 15 November 2019
Ways that new, targeted therapies for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and dementia can be successfully taken from the lab to the clinic have been explored during a Kingston University event that brought together leading researchers and industry experts from across the United Kingdom.
With the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, the loss of herd immunity due to dropping vaccination rates and an increase in chronic, long-term conditions due to an ageing population, introducing new drugs and approaches to treatments would be of critical importance to global healthcare going forward, the delegates heard....
Posted Friday 1 November 2019
The life, philosophy and late period output of internationally revered singer and composer Scott Walker is set to be examined at a special day-long symposium at Kingston University on 23 November. Walker's long-time producer and collaborator Peter Walsh will speak about their creative collaboration in an on stage interview with music critic Pete Paphides.
The event will include talks and papers by writers and academics including Rob Young of Wire, Eimear McBride and Kingston University's Professor Scott Wilson, author of Scott Walker and the Song of the One-All-Alone. Other elements include a screening of Stephen Kijak's documentary 30th Century Man and an exclusive playback of the score for the ROH2 production of Jean Cocteau's 1932 play ‘Duet for One' on a special surround sound system in the University's Visconti Studio....
Posted Wednesday 30 October 2019
The widespread practice of routine ward rounds in England, known as intentional rounding, may not be the best way for nurses to deliver care to patients, a partnership study involving Kingston University and St George's, University of London has found.