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Public believe more than half of fake news about healthcare spread online, major study by Kingston University reveals

Posted Wednesday 20 November 2019

Public believe more than half of fake news about healthcare spread online, major study by Kingston University reveals

With vaccine hesitancy named as one of the 10 biggest global threats by the World Health Organisation, discriminating between scientifically proven facts and fake news is becoming increasingly important in safeguarding public health. Yet a major new piece of research by leading health economists from Kingston University has revealed more than 60 per cent of fake news read online about healthcare issues is considered credible - and trust in such claims increases if a story is seen multiple times.

The study, by Professor Giampiero Favato and Dr Andrea Marcellusi from Kingston Business School, also revealed web banners warning audiences about the potential inaccuracy of information were ineffective in limiting its circulation - with users just as likely to share content labelled as unverified....


Leading experts from across country explore future treatments for cancer, diabetes and dementia at Kingston University drug discovery symposium

Posted Friday 15 November 2019

Leading experts from across country explore future treatments for cancer, diabetes and dementia at Kingston University drug discovery symposium

Ways that new, targeted therapies for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and dementia can be successfully taken from the lab to the clinic have been explored during a Kingston University event that brought together leading researchers and industry experts from across the United Kingdom.

With the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, the loss of herd immunity due to dropping vaccination rates and an increase in chronic, long-term conditions due to an ageing population, introducing new drugs and approaches to treatments would be of critical importance to global healthcare going forward, the delegates heard....


Work and life of music icon Scott Walker to be explored at Kingston University in first academic symposium to focus on star's late period output

Posted Friday 1 November 2019

Work and life of music icon Scott Walker to be explored at Kingston University in first academic symposium to focus on star's late period output

The life, philosophy and late period output of internationally revered singer and composer Scott Walker is set to be examined at a special day-long symposium at Kingston University on 23 November. Walker's long-time producer and collaborator Peter Walsh will speak about their creative collaboration in an on stage interview with music critic Pete Paphides.

The event will include talks and papers by writers and academics including Rob Young of Wire, Eimear McBride and Kingston University's Professor Scott Wilson, author of Scott Walker and the Song of the One-All-Alone. Other elements include a screening of Stephen Kijak's documentary 30th Century Man and an exclusive playback of the score for the ROH2 production of Jean Cocteau's 1932 play ‘Duet for One' on a special surround sound system in the University's Visconti Studio....


Fashion editors and celebrities select Kingston School of Art student's design to feature on Jeans for Genes Day campaign T-shirt

Posted Wednesday 30 October 2019

Fashion editors and celebrities select Kingston School of Art student's design to feature on Jeans for Genes Day campaign T-shirt

Coleen Rooney and stars of ITV's Love Island have been seen modelling a T-shirt design by a Kingston School of Art student, after it was chosen by a panel of influential fashion industry professionals and celebrities as part of this year's Jeans for Genes Day fundraising campaign.

The striking graphic of Batman and Batgirl in motion against the backdrop of a swirl - representing the DNA double helix structure - was printed as a limited edition design and sold nationwide to raise vital funds to support children with genetic disorders and their families....


Kingston Business School celebrates graduation of next generation of Russia's business leaders from Moscow MBA

Posted Friday 25 October 2019

Kingston Business School celebrates graduation of next generation of Russia's business leaders from Moscow MBA

Senior leaders from the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences travelled to Russia earlier this month to celebrate the graduation of this year's cohort of students from Kingston University's MBA in Moscow, delivered in partnership with the Russian Presidential Academy of Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

The academy is Russia's leading provider of education and training programmes for civil servants, entrepreneurs, financiers and lawyers. Kingston Business School has been working in partnership with the institution for more than 20 years delivering postgraduate business and executive education programmes to some of the country's most successful business leaders and political influencers....


Fair trade finding new markets in developing countries as India's shoppers outstrip UK consumers in demand for ethical products, Kingston University research reveals

Posted Friday 25 October 2019

Fair trade finding new markets in developing countries as India's shoppers outstrip UK consumers in demand for ethical products, Kingston University research reveals

Consumers in India are more engaged with the fair trade agenda and buy more ethically produced goods than their counterparts in the United Kingdom, driven largely by their closer proximity to marginalised producers, according to new research from Kingston University in London.

Dr Smirti Kutaula, an ethical consumer behaviour and sustainability expert at Kingston Business School, examined perceptions of fair trade and buying behaviour in the two countries. As part of the research, the team investigated whether being physically, socially or psychologically closer to fair trade producers had an impact on consumers' purchasing....


Kingston University alumnus Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh receives Queen's knighthood (KBE) at Clarence House

Posted Friday 25 October 2019

Kingston University alumnus Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh receives Queen's knighthood (KBE) at Clarence House

Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh (BSc Civil Engineering, 1978), Executive Chairman of the YTL Group, who received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours, was presented with his award by Prince Charles in an investiure ceremony at Clarence House on 13 October.

Tan Sri (Sir) Francis has been awarded Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) in recognition of his substantial contribution to economic relations between Malaysia and the United Kingdom, and to the UK economy....


Kingston University's integral role at heart of community celebrated at civic showcase event in borough's Guildhall

Posted Thursday 17 October 2019

Kingston University's integral role at heart of community celebrated at civic showcase event in borough's Guildhall

The key role Kingston University plays in the community has been showcased at the borough's Guildhall, with staff and students making the most of the opportunity to demonstrate the ways in which they enrich the lives of people across the borough.

Hundreds of local residents were joined by representatives from the area's businesses and community organisations, council members and the Mayor, Councillor Margaret Thompson, at the University's annual civic showcase, hosted this year by the Royal Borough of Kingston. The event featured an exhibition in the council chamber of work carried out by the University with more than 20 stands and displays accompanied by music performed by students, alongside a series of short talks and dance performances....

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