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Posted Friday 16 April 2021
As the United Kingdom continues its gradual unlocking of society with the reopening of non-essential retail, business and consumer expert at Kingston University Dr Patricia Harris looks at how the latest lifting of Covid-19 restrictions will affect the high street and the shops that have been closed since the turn of the year.
Posted Thursday 8 April 2021
The announcement by medicines watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) that exercise should be recommended to people suffering from chronic pain, rather than prescribed painkillers, has been welcomed by rehabilitation science expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Mike Hurley.
Posted Tuesday 6 April 2021
As part of Stress Awareness Month this April, mental health nursing lecturer at Kingston University Martyn Keen looks at stress, why it is important to recognise it and talk about it, and how it can be managed effectively.
Posted Monday 29 March 2021
A British business leader who spent 12 years as chief executive of private healthcare firm Bupa and had a 20-year career with British Airways has shared advice with female business students, as well as recalling some of the barriers she faced and the role models who inspired her.
Val Gooding CBE, who studied a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies at Kingston University - then Kingston Polytechnic - graduating in 1981, is currently the Senior Independent Director on the Board of Vodafone plc, having served as a non-executive director of Compass, BAA, J Sainsbury, Standard Chartered plc, and Tui, as well as being Chairman of Premier Farnell plc and Aviva UK....
Posted Friday 26 March 2021
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...
Posted Wednesday 24 March 2021
Kingston School of Art's Curating Contemporary Design MA, taught in partnership with London's Design Museum, has produced a notable cohort of alumni who have taken up prestigious roles in museums, galleries, universities and cultural organizations around the world.
Raphael Chikukwa graduated in 2008 and was recently appointed to the position of Executive Director at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. In this role Mr. Chikukwa provides strategic leadership for the institution, articulating the vision for the Museum's development. He also leads on the development and realization of the exhibitions programme and in developing relationships with the international museum sector....
Posted Tuesday 23 March 2021
As part of the University's International Women's Day and Women's History Month celebrations, Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education Professor Sue Reece shares her admiration for the work of author Caroline Criado Perez and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and explains how both have highlighted in different ways the importance of ensuring leaderships teams include women who are listened to and respected.
I have been extremely fortunate to have had strong female role models inspire me in my life and career. Women who have done and thought differently - from my maternal great grandmother who, as a widow and mother of eight, bought a farm and started up a number of retail businesses (today we would call it an entrepreneurial spirit but she would probably just say it was to put food on the table) to the women I have had the privilege of working with professionally and personally....
Posted Friday 19 March 2021
As part of Kingston University's Women's History Month celebrations, Head of the School of Performing Arts and associate professor of music Dr Helen Minors reflects on the work and influence of composer, pianist and conductor Ruth Gipps - who worked at Kingston Polytechnic in the years before it became Kingston University - in what is the centenary year of Gipps' birth.
Earlier this month, on International Women's Day, I chaired a panel discussion about the work of Ruth Gipps, as part of a symposium exploring the range of her musical compositions and her contribution to British music, co-hosted by performance tutor Helena Ruinard and facilitated by Music in New Malden. I was keen to get involved for two reasons - both because Ruth Gipps represents a woman leader in music who made changes in an era where women were severely underrepresented, and her connection to Kingston University....