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Kingston University womenswear designer returns from fashion capital of Paris to join frontline battle against Covid-19

Posted Monday 14 September 2020

Kingston University womenswear designer returns from fashion capital of Paris to join frontline battle against Covid-19

From interning with French fashion house Chanel to working on a busy hospital ward, a talented graduate designer from Kingston University has swapped haute couture for scrubs to help support the NHS in the battle against coronavirus.

Two weeks before lockdown, Megan Greenfield had just finished a six month design internship with leading French fashion house Chanel, and was part way through the recruitment process for a design role in men's embroidery with another leading fashion company....


International research into availability of PPE during Covid-19 conducted by intensive care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Thursday 3 September 2020

International research into availability of PPE during Covid-19 conducted by intensive care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Leading critical care nurse and senior lecturer at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, Johannes Mellinghoff, has teamed up with nursing and allied health professionals and medical colleagues from around the world to conduct an extensive survey assessing personal protective equipment (PPE) available to medical teams at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The survey saw Mr Mellinghoff and his counterparts, from as far as Australia, Argentina and Libya, question healthcare workers on the availability and use of PPE while caring for Covid-19 patients in intensive care....


Kingston University and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust receives share of £4.3m government funding for vital study in to link between ethnicity and Covid-19

Posted Wednesday 2 September 2020

Kingston University and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust receives share of £4.3m government funding for vital study in to link between ethnicity and Covid-19

Kingston University, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and a national team of researchers will examine the disproportionate mortality rates from Covid-19 among Black and South Asian communities as part of a government-funded project - which will also see the team develop key health messages to help raise awareness and engage with adversely affected groups.

The year-long study, jointly lead by Professor Aftab Ala of Royal Surrey and Dr Tushna Vandrevala of Kingston University, is one of six projects across the UK that have been allocated a total of £4.3million from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to scrutinise the link between ethnicity and Covid-19....


Kingston University psychologist presents to Cabinet Office on how to engage with black, Asian and minority ethnic communities most at risk from COVID-19

Posted Tuesday 21 July 2020

Kingston University psychologist presents to Cabinet Office on how to engage with black, Asian and minority ethnic communities most at risk from COVID-19

A health psychologist from Kingston University was invited by the government's Cabinet Office to present findings alongside her research partners on why BAME communities may be disproportionately affected by Covid-19 - and how targeted health messaging could help mitigate that impact.

Dr Tushna Vandrevala was joined by Professor Jane Hendy of Brunel University London and Professor Aftab Ala of the University of Surrey, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for the presentation to 140 Cabinet Office civil servants....


"When a national emergency hits it's the sort of thing that really keeps you awake at night" – leading Kingston University health researcher on coronavirus impact on hospices

Posted Monday 6 July 2020

"When a national emergency hits it's the sort of thing that really keeps you awake at night" – leading Kingston University health researcher on coronavirus impact on hospices

Professor of Health Research at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, Fiona Ross, has played a critical role in ensuring a local charity, Princess Alice Hospice has had the resources, capacity and headroom to continue with its high quality end of life and palliative care during the coronavirus lockdown.

Professor of Health Research at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Fiona Ross....


Chernobyl mini-series highlights questions of public trust in science and governance paralleled in Covid-19 pandemic, says Kingston University Cold War expert

Posted Thursday 14 May 2020

Chernobyl mini-series highlights questions of public trust in science and governance paralleled in Covid-19 pandemic, says Kingston University Cold War expert

The television mini-series, Chernobyl, shines a light on questions of public trust in science and the role of scientific experts in governance, which have returned to the forefront during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a Kingston University expert in the Cold War.

Dr Egle Rindzeviciute is chairing a webinar called (Re)Placing Chernobyl, which brings together international experts in science, sociology, politics and culture to examine the Chernobyl mini-series and explore the politics of aesthetics, the power of television mediation of scientific expertise and the wide-ranging impacts of this cultural representation of the disaster....


Are people with learning disabilities being supported during coronavirus pandemic? Leading Kingston University expert analyses if those most vulnerable are getting help they need

Posted Wednesday 8 April 2020

Are people with learning disabilities being supported during coronavirus pandemic? Leading Kingston University expert analyses if those most vulnerable are getting help they need

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.


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