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Posted Tuesday 4 December 2018
Research jointly undertaken by Kingston University and St George's, University of London's new Associate Dean of Research and Enterprise has identified the key signs and symptoms expert doctors use to recognise when terminally ill patients are close to death.
Professor Priscilla Harries, who is also the Director of the Centre of Health and Social Care Research in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, co-authored the study led by researchers at the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London....
Posted Friday 30 November 2018
A leading child development expert from Kingston University London has spent a week in Westminster, getting the inside track on how research can effectively influence policy. Dr Jo Van Herwegen was based in the House of Commons from 26 to 30 November as part of a pairing scheme run by the Royal Society – the United Kingdom's national academy of science – with support from the Government Science and Engineering profession board.
During her visit Dr Van Herwegen shadowed Laura Reed, senior policy adviser at the Department for Education, learning about her work. As well as going to seminars and panel discussions about how evidence was used in policy making, Dr Van Herwegen also attended a mock Select Committee....
Posted Friday 23 November 2018
Kingston University's Small Business Research Centre has provided an analysis of small firms' complaints with their banks for an independent review headed by Simon Walker CBE, former Director General of the Institute of Directors.
Commissioned by UK Finance, the body representing the country's banking and finance industry, the review investigated how alternative dispute resolution procedures outside the court system could be used to provide a fair and effective means of settling disagreements between banks and their small business customers....
Posted Thursday 22 November 2018
The assumption most athletes would dope unless stopped should be abandoned, with the focus of anti-doping education shifting towards a more positive, values-based approach, according to a Kingston University public health expert.
Professor Andrea Petroczi outlined the importance of ensuring this education was provided in a way that enabled and supported athletes to compete clean after speaking at the second World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Global Education Conference in Beijing, where she reflected on athletes own views around clean sport....
Posted Wednesday 21 November 2018
A leading philosophy expert from Kingston University has won a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust to explore the philosophical basis of sex classification in natural history.
Professor of Modern European Philosophy Stella Sandford received more than £141,000 from the leading research funder for the three-year study, which will explore the meaning of sex division across the natural world - including among plants. She will examine the implications of this sexed view of the world for the way humans categorise themselves today....
Posted Friday 9 November 2018
People who travel internationally as part of their work are more likely to engage in risky behaviour while away from home, according to a new study by Kingston University, Affinity Health at Work and International SOS Foundation.
While 67 per cent of international business travellers surveyed reported being more engaged with their jobs due to travel, the research by occupational psychology expert Dr Rachel Lewis from Kingston Business School and Affinity Health at Work found 34 per cent of people were more likely to do things such as consume excessive alcohol, travel in a vehicle without adequate protection, start a sexual relationship with a new partner, have unprotected sex or use drugs when travelling internationally for work....
Posted Tuesday 6 November 2018
Healthcare experts at Kingston University and St George's, University of London are leading a study to establish the best way to diagnose people suspected of having a heart attack, after being awarded a grant from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Posted Tuesday 6 November 2018
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....