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Posted Monday 4 May 2020
One of the country's leading speech and language therapists, who works for Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has been called upon to spearhead the rehabilitation of patients recovering from coronavirus at London's new Nightingale Hospital.
Posted Friday 1 May 2020
The public's understanding of and attitudes towards coronavirus testing – and the factors shaping them – is being explored by a team of Kingston University researchers.
The study is being launched as the issue of testing becomes an increasing focus during the Covid-19 pandemic, with different approaches being undertaken by countries around the world and various types of tests being discussed, developed and introduced. The researchers are keen to gain an insight into the views of both the wider public and health professionals towards testing, which could inform how such information is communicated in the future....
Posted Wednesday 8 April 2020
Leading learning disability and palliative care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, who recently became the world's first researcher to conduct studies into palliative care for people with learning disabilities, shares her views on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the elderly and most vulnerable – and how she has produced two illustrative books to help those most in need feel supported at this difficult time.
Posted Wednesday 8 April 2020
Corporate finance expert Francis Small has been appointed Chair of Kingston University's Board of Governors.
Following a 36-year career with professional services multinational Ernst & Young, Mr Small joined the University's governing body in 2015 as chair of its Finance Committee. A Cambridge University law graduate, he has extensive experience in audit and risk management, strategic oversight and leadership in professional and business services....
Posted Monday 6 April 2020
Gloves, safety glasses, lab coats and masks are among the items Kingston University has donated to local NHS services to help protect front-line staff from coronavirus.
The personal protective equipment, usually used in the University's laboratories and workshops, has been packaged up and delivered to Kingston Health Centre and Kingston Hospital during the past few weeks....
Posted Monday 16 March 2020
A North London schoolgirl's idea for an automated height-adjusting sink to help her mum during her cancer battle has become a reality thanks to Kingston University staff and students.
Abacus Belsize Primary School pupil Savannagh Dunne, from Camden, has been helping care for her mother Faye Hamilton throughout her five-year fight with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia – a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow – and has had to help her get to the bathroom when she is struggling....
Posted Tuesday 25 February 2020
A professor of nursing at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has co-edited the first book offering guidance to nurses on caring for babies with life-limiting conditions.
The textbook, Neonatal Palliative Care for Nurses, was launched at Child Bereavement UK's tenth Neonatal Palliative and End of Life Care Conference in Leeds earlier this month by Professor of Children's Nursing at Kingston and St George's Jayne Price. She was joined by co-editors Pan London Lead Nurse for Neonatal Palliative Care Alexandra Mancini (Lead editor) and Tara Kerr-Elliott, a Well Child Nurse at the Louis Dundas Centre for Paediatric Palliative Care based at Great Ormond Street Hospital....
Posted Wednesday 12 February 2020
As the global outbreak of coronavirus continues to dominate headlines, a leading microbiologist from Kingston University says it is inevitable the United Kingdom will see more cases, but has called on people not to stigmatise particular communities.
Professor Mark Fielder, an expert in the rapid detection and diagnosis of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, has been studying the likelihood of a new virus emerging through animal to human transmission with his research team. He has been tracking the development of the new coronavirus since it first came to light late last year....