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Encouraging more health workers to have flu jab needs new approach that connects on an emotional level, Kingston University research finds

Posted Tuesday 6 November 2018

Encouraging more health workers to have flu jab needs new approach that connects on an emotional level, Kingston University research finds

Persuading more health workers to have the flu jab to protect themselves and their patients cannot be done through facts and statistics alone, new research by a leading behavioural scientist from Kingston University has revealed. Instead it demands a new approach that connects with people emotionally to sustain immunisation rates at effective levels.

Nearly one third of nurses, GPs and other health professionals surveyed by professor of organisational behaviour Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau from Kingston Business School and her co-researcher Dr George Kassianos, national immunisation lead for the Royal College of General Practitioners, were hesitant about having the vaccine....


Chancellor's Budget confirms mental health is high on Government's agenda and receiving long overdue recognition, Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert says

Posted Friday 2 November 2018

Chancellor's Budget confirms mental health is high on Government's agenda and receiving long overdue recognition, Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert says

The announcement of a number of new initiatives to help people with mental health problems in this year's Budget highlights the issue is on the Government's agenda but there is still important work to be done, according to an expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a series of mental health initiatives in last week's Budget as part of the £20.5bn increase already earmarked for the NHS over the next five years. £2bn of this total has been ring-fenced for mental health....


Napoleon called us a nation of shopkeepers but Chancellor's Budget doesn't go far enough to defend this, Kingston University retail expert says

Posted Tuesday 30 October 2018

Napoleon called us a nation of shopkeepers but Chancellor's Budget doesn't go far enough to defend this, Kingston University retail expert says

The announcement of a cut in business rates bills for small high street retailers in this year's Budget is a welcome move, but won't address wider issues affecting national chains and department stores, according to a retailing expert from Kingston University.

Chancellor Philip Hammond pledged £900m in rates relief in a bid to tackle issues plaguing Britain's high streets in Monday's Budget, which will see all companies with a rateable value of £51,000 or less have their business rates bill cut by one third....


Kingston University experts share top tips for Halloween horror with five fearsome Gothic novels, films and KPOP music videos

Posted Tuesday 30 October 2018

Kingston University experts share top tips for Halloween horror with five fearsome Gothic novels, films and KPOP music videos

Looking for the best scream-out-loud movies or spine-chilling Gothic horror tales this Halloween? Fancy marking October 31 with some macabre music videos courtesy of Korean phenomenon KPOP? Fear not, Kingston University film, literature and media experts Dr Simon Brown, Professor Fred Botting and Dr Colette Balmain have shared a selection of their top fives to put the frighteners on.

Film and television expert Dr Simon Brown specialises in horror and the work of Stephen King. He revealed his top five Netflix horrors to get your teeth into....


Pets help retired owners fall asleep more easily and feel better about their neighbourhood, Kingston and St George's research reveals

Posted Tuesday 9 October 2018

Pets help retired owners fall asleep more easily and feel better about their neighbourhood, Kingston and St George's research reveals

Older people who own pets fall asleep more easily and feel consistently more positive about their local environment than those who don't have animals, according to research from Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Health and wellbeing expert Gill Mein and statistician Robert Grant from the department of rehabilitation sciences also found older pet owners take considerably more mild and moderate exercise than those without pets.

Their investigation formed part of the Whitehall II study, which began in 1985 and involved more than 10,000 civil servants working across 20 departments in London. Ms Mein was in charge of the retirement element of the study, which examined the links between retirement and health....


Kingston University climbs in latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

Posted Wednesday 26 September 2018

Kingston University climbs in latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

Kingston University has risen seven places in the newly released Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide league table for 2019. The University is ranked at 110 out of 132 universities, up from 117 in last year's table and a rise of 12 places during the past two years.

Kingston shares its position with Middlesex and the University of South Wales. The guide ranks universities across nine separate indicators. The University improved its national position in both the student experience and teaching quality categories, ranking 83 and 95 respectively. These metrics are based on the results of the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS)....


Kingston University experts to explore how 5G technology could provide farmers with eye in the sky over their fields as part of £2.1m Government-funded 5GRIT project

Posted Wednesday 12 September 2018

Kingston University experts to explore how 5G technology could provide farmers with eye in the sky over their fields as part of £2.1m Government-funded 5GRIT project

New research into how cutting-edge 5G technology could pave the way for a new era of ‘smart' farming that would allow intelligent drones to monitor crops and livestock is being carried out by Kingston University experts.

The work, which involves several other organisations, is part of a £2.1m government-funded project called the 5G Rural Integrated Testbed (5GRIT). The nine-partner initiative is trialling innovative uses of 5G - the fifth generation of mobile communications technologies - across a range of rural applications, from agriculture to tourism as well as connecting poorly-served communities....


Strong leadership of allied health professions key to transforming NHS, according to study by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Wednesday 25 July 2018

Strong leadership of allied health professions key to transforming NHS, according to study by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Ensuring the 14 allied health professions - including occupational therapy, physiotherapy and paramedic science - have robust, strategic-level leadership in place is key to unlocking their potential to transform patient care across the NHS, new research by Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has revealed.

Deborah Harding and Elizabeth Treadwell from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, were commissioned by healthcare regulator NHS Improvement to examine current leadership of the allied health professions (AHPs) across NHS provider Trusts in England....


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