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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 Tuesday 30 March 2021
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....
Posted Friday 26 March 2021
Health and social care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Fiona Ross CBE has been appointed Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education after giving more than 30 years' service.
Professor Ross joined St George's Hospital Medical School in 1990 as senior lecturer in primary care nursing. In the early nineties she was part of St George's senior team that worked with Kingston University on the contract negotiations with the NHS, which led to the launch of the Joint Faculty of Health and Social Care in 1995. She will take up the honorary role as Emeritus Professor of Health and Social Care on 1 April....
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 Thursday 4 March 2021
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, learning disability and palliative care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne has been campaigning to ensure those with learning disabilities were prioritised for a vaccine. It's been announced the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised the government everyone on the GP learning disability register should be fast-tracked for a jab. Professor Tuffrey-Wijne gave her reaction to the news she had been calling for.
Posted Tuesday 2 March 2021
Understanding and listening to consumers is essential to promote fair trade and sustainability, says a Kingston University expert who shared some of her research findings during Fairtrade Fortnight.
Ethical consumer behaviour and sustainability expert at Kingston Business School, Dr Smirti Kutaula, has been examining buying behaviour and perceptions of fair trade and environmental issues in the UK and India. ...
Posted Sunday 28 February 2021
Following the tragic death of musician, DJ and producer SOPHIE Xeon, and as part of LGBT+ History Month, Kingston University PhD student George Reid looks at SOPHIE's song writing, production and impact on the worldwide music scene. George examines Sophie's legacy from a personal view and in the context of his own musicological research, which explores the way music technologies shape fan identities through the playfulness of their interactions.
A few years ago, a friend sent me the link to a video without any preface - he just said that I needed to watch and listen. A clipped intake of white noise and a black screen quickly led into a dreamy, synthesized-chime arpeggio and a striking, unearthly figure against an intergalactic backdrop - SOPHIE....