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Kingston University's first Woman in STEM award winner outlines importance of challenging gender perceptions from early age and opening up world of science to children

Posted Tuesday 30 March 2021

Kingston University's first Woman in STEM award winner outlines importance of challenging gender perceptions from early age and opening up world of science to children

A forensic scientist with a passion for outreach spoke of how helping young people shape their direction in life was what made her job so rewarding after being named the inaugural winner of Kingston University's Woman in STEM award.

STEM outreach officer Chère Reade-Edwards was nominated by colleagues for her talent for inspiring young people, enthusiasm for the role and always going the extra mile. The annual accolade, run by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, recognises a woman academic or professional staff member whose outstanding work has been making a real difference in the field....


Women's History Month: Kingston University professors and associate professors discuss career experiences, impact of their research and advice for next generation

Posted Friday 26 March 2021

Women's History Month: Kingston University professors and associate professors discuss career experiences, impact of their research and advice for next generation

Women working in senior academic roles across Kingston University have shared details of their research and how it has been making a difference as part of the University's Women's History Month and International Women's Day celebrations. Alongside this, the academics discussed the importance of work to ensure more women professors and associate professors are supported through their careers, as well as offering advice for female students and early career researchers working towards promotion.

Professor Ilaria Favretto...


Women's History Month: Female Lead founder and Kingston University honorary degree recipient Edwina Dunn OBE on encouraging more girls to follow STEM careers

Posted Friday 12 March 2021

Women's History Month: Female Lead founder and Kingston University honorary degree recipient Edwina Dunn OBE on encouraging more girls to follow STEM careers

A data science pioneer who received an honorary degree from Kingston University has shared insights from her career during Women's History Month, as well as outlining some of the barriers she believes prevent girls from pursuing careers in STEM at an early age.

Edwina Dunn OBE, who was recognised by the University for her outstanding contribution to the marketing industry and to gender equality and women's involvement in STEM in 2018, helped transform the way the country shops after founding data analytics company dunnhumby with husband Clive Humby.  The company, which was behind loyalty schemes that allowed the likes of Tesco to better understand their customers, was sold in 2011 when it had grown to an organisation of 1,500 people - 50 per cent of which were female - across 25 countries....


Research into athletes' views on doping reveal issue cannot be dealt with in isolation, Kingston University expert outlines ahead of clean sport conference

Posted Monday 9 November 2020

Research into athletes' views on doping reveal issue cannot be dealt with in isolation, Kingston University expert outlines ahead of clean sport conference

Kingston University anti-doping expert Professor Andrea Petroczi will take part in a panel discussion exploring athletes' views on the impact doping has on elite sport at a virtual conference next month.

The second annual Clean Sport Insight Forum, organised by the Clean Sport Alliance as part of the RESPECT project, will bring together athletes, policymakers and anti-doping researchers on 8-9 December to discuss a range of anti-doping topics and issues....


Life inside a Lighthouse Lab: Kingston University PhD student shares experience of volunteering in specialist site testing Covid-19 samples

Posted Tuesday 13 October 2020

Life inside a Lighthouse Lab: Kingston University PhD student shares experience of volunteering in specialist site testing Covid-19 samples

Testing has been a key focus in the battle against Covid-19. As part of the nationwide effort to massively ramp up testing capacity, several 'Lighthouse Labs' were set up across the country through a partnership between the Department of Health, Medicines Discovery Catapult, UK Biocentre and the University of Glasgow. Their development has been closely supported by both the NHS and Public Health England.

Since April, Kingston University Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing PhD student Amtul Bhunnoo,  has been among the skilled volunteers helping make that possible, working 12 hour shifts at one of the Lighthouse Labs in Milton Keynes. Covid-19 swab samples are sent to the laboratories from the NHS on the front line and other testing sites, including the drive-through sites, for analysis. Below, Amtul shares her experience of working in the labs and why she decided to get involved....


Eye drop containing natural antimicrobial agent could be key to treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection that causes blindness in babies, Kingston University experts find

Posted Friday 9 October 2020

Eye drop containing natural antimicrobial agent could be key to treating antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection that causes blindness in babies, Kingston University experts find

A natural treatment for an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection that causes blindness in infants can be effectively administered through a simple eye drop without causing irritation, Kingston University researchers have found.

Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria which causes the sexually-transmitted infection gonorrhoea, is increasingly becoming resistant to the antibiotics used to treat it. The infection can be passed from a pregnant woman to her baby, where it can infect the eyes and cause permanent blindness if left untreated....


Kingston University engineering student setting sights on creating more sustainable aerospace future after Clearing success

Posted Wednesday 12 August 2020

Kingston University engineering student setting sights on creating more sustainable aerospace future after Clearing success

An engineering student who came to Kingston University through Clearing is hoping to be a part of a drive to increase sustainability in the aerospace industry once she graduates.

Sagal Dualeh wasn't sure what to do next when she found out she had narrowly missed out on the grades for both her firm and insurance choices on A-level results day. But a call to the Kingston University Clearing hotline soon put her mind at ease, and she hasn't looked back since....


Kingston University students, staff and alumni share their stories and role models on International Women in Engineering Day

Posted Tuesday 23 June 2020

Kingston University students, staff and alumni share their stories and role models on International Women in Engineering Day

On International Women in Engineering Day, students, staff and graduates from Kingston University share their experiences and ambitions, as well as offering tips for young women considering a career in STEM and highlighting those who have inspired them on the way. 

Now in its seventh year, the international awareness campaign aims to raises the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the wide range of career opportunities available to women in the industry....

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