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Kingston University and St George's, University of London fellow appointed to prestigious panel for Research Excellence Framework

Posted Wednesday 20 January 2021

Kingston University and St George's, University of London fellow appointed to prestigious panel for Research Excellence Framework

A leading researcher at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has become the fourth in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education to be appointed to a prestigious panel for the Government's Research Excellence Framework (REF).


Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Posted Monday 18 January 2021

Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Professor Helen Laville has been appointed Provost of Kingston University - a newly created position that will see her provide a single point of leadership for all academic endeavour at the institution.

The experienced academic leader and accomplished researcher will join the University, based in south west London, in mid-April following five years as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at Manchester Metropolitan University....


Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

Posted Friday 18 December 2020

Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

As countries around the world imposed lockdowns earlier this year, one of the direct benefits to the planet was the short-term positive impact reducing emissions had on the environment. Now, as the first consignments of a vaccine for Covid-19 are being made available to the public, attention is shifting to Christmas and how sustainable practice can be incorporated into traditional end of the year celebrations.

Sustainable Design MA course leader Paul Micklethwaite has identified three areas - gifts, decorations and games - he believes can prompt positive change and encourage new conversations about the environment, climate crisis and sustainability....


A day in the life of a nurse during the festive season – an account from Kingston University critical care expert

Posted Friday 18 December 2020

A day in the life of a nurse during the festive season – an account from Kingston University critical care expert

As people across the United Kingdom celebrate Christmas day with their friends and families, nurses are used to not being able to join in the festivities at home and instead looking after, and caring for, patients on wards up and down the country.


Bringing seasonal spirit to the hospital ward: Kingston University academic shares experiences of nursing during the festive period

Posted Monday 14 December 2020

Bringing seasonal spirit to the hospital ward: Kingston University academic shares experiences of nursing during the festive period

With the festive period looking somewhat different for most this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, nurses across the country are facing the same busy schedule. Adult nursing lecturer at Kingston University Nicola Watts explains how healthcare workers bring some Christmas spirit and joy for patients who are in hospital during the holidays.

For many, Christmas is a time to have a well-deserved break from work commitments and to spend quality time with family and loved ones. For the staff of the NHS, the same commitment, pace and precision of the work that is provided all year round does not cease for the Christmas period, however that does not mean the festive spirit is neglected. ...


Life, work and eco-socialism of William Morris inspires Wallpaper Man exhibition from Kingston School of Art students, academics and alumni

Posted Monday 30 November 2020

Life, work and eco-socialism of William Morris inspires Wallpaper Man exhibition from Kingston School of Art students, academics and alumni

A sustainable tracksuit made from hemp and natural dyes, an Artificial Intelligence algorithm creating patterns from archival data and a typeface developed from chisel marks are just a few of the many innovative projects inspired by the work of William Morris at a newly launched exhibition. Originally conceived before the lockdown, the exhibition hopes to encourage a new audience to discover the life and work of the British textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist.

Launched in collaboration with the William Morris Society, the exhibition showcases new works from designers, fine artists, journalists and creative writers each responding to one of three curated quotes from William Morris around protest and social commentary, innovation and technology, and usefulness and beauty. The students, alumni and academics from Kingston School of Art work under the banner of the StoryBox Collective, named after a collection of objects that together tell a story about a theme or aspect of a subject or artist....


Kingston University nursing lecturer Judith Francois receives Most Innovative Teacher of the Year accolade at Times Higher Education awards

Posted Friday 27 November 2020

Kingston University nursing lecturer Judith Francois receives Most Innovative Teacher of the Year accolade at Times Higher Education awards

A Kingston University nursing expert who established a pioneering programme to help Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic mental health nurses progress into senior roles has been named Most Innovative Teacher of the Year in the Times Higher Education awards.

Senior lecturer in clinical leadership and management in the University's School of Nursing Judith Francois received the prestigious accolade during a virtual ceremony which recognised institutions and staff from across the UK for exceptional teaching, research, student support, entrepreneurship, collaborations and outreach....


Report showing higher number of coronavirus deaths in people with learning disabilities highlights need for immediate action, Kingston University expert says

Posted Wednesday 18 November 2020

Report showing higher number of coronavirus deaths in people with learning disabilities highlights need for immediate action, Kingston University expert says

A newly-published Public Health England report which shows people with learning disabilities are 6.3 times more likely to die from coronavirus than the rest of the population shows urgent action is required, according to a learning disability and palliative care expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

The report also revealed that young adults with learning disabilities, aged 18-34, are 30 times more likely to die of Covid-19 than those without. Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne said these worrying figures highlighted just how vulnerable people with learning disabilities are during a pandemic. ...

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