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Leading speech and language therapy expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London receives national recognition for Covid-19 work and spinal cord injury research

Posted Friday 14 January 2022

Leading speech and language therapy expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London receives national recognition for Covid-19 work and spinal cord injury research

One of the country's leading speech and language therapy experts, based at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has received awards from two national organisations for her key work in spinal cord injury research and in the battle against Covid-19. Dr Jackie McRae, Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Centre for Allied Health at Kingston and St George's, has been given the Giving Voice award by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) for her work promoting speech and language therapy for Covid-19 patients, and the Spinal Research Institute's Spinal Cord Injury Research Writing prize for her article on work to overcome swallowing and communication issues in spinal cord injury patients.


Study looking at improving end-of-life care for people with learning disabilities to be led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Thursday 13 January 2022

Study looking at improving end-of-life care for people with learning disabilities to be led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

A new two-year study aimed at improving end-of-life care planning for people with learning disabilities will be led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London after receiving funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).


Ethnically diverse communities more reluctant to engage in Covid-19 testing due to feelings of alienation, according to Kingston University study

Posted Tuesday 4 January 2022

Ethnically diverse communities more reluctant to engage in Covid-19 testing due to feelings of alienation, according to Kingston University study

A Kingston University study has found people from Black and Asian backgrounds more reluctant to engage in Covid-19 testing due to feelings of alienation and lack of trust in government and healthcare agencies.


Kingston University marks key milestones and successes of 2021

Posted Tuesday 21 December 2021

Kingston University marks key milestones and successes of 2021

A host of Kingston University students, staff and graduates notched up award-winning achievements and notable successes during 2021.


New research by Kingston University could help businesses lower their carbon footprint

Posted Thursday 16 December 2021

New research by Kingston University could help businesses lower their carbon footprint

Kingston University is leading a new real-world research project which could help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) reduce their carbon footprint and make financial savings by encouraging them to rethink their practices around energy use.


Dean of Kingston University and St George's, University of London's Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education Professor Andy Kent retires after long career in healthcare

Posted Wednesday 15 December 2021

Dean of Kingston University and St George's, University of London's Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education Professor Andy Kent retires after long career in healthcare

Plaudits have been flowing for the Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Professor Andy Kent, who is retiring after a 37-year career in healthcare and higher education. Andy, who has spent almost seven years leading the Faculty, run jointly by Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has overseen a suite of major developments during his tenure as Dean. They have included the addition of a suite of high quality simulation facilities to enhance students' learning and the creation of a host of award-winning degree programmes. He has also steered the Faculty through the Covid-19 pandemic, with many students and staff contributing to the national response.


Ingredient branding is recipe for success for coffee shops and restaurants, new research from Kingston University marketing expert reveals

Posted Thursday 25 November 2021

Ingredient branding is recipe for success for coffee shops and restaurants, new research from Kingston University marketing expert reveals

Restaurants and coffee shops that use branded ingredients in their menu items and products could significantly increase sales and how much customers are willing to pay, new research from a Kingston University marketing expert shows.


Pioneering pain rehabilitation programme from Kingston University and St George's, University of London scoops further recognition at national awards

Posted Thursday 18 November 2021

Pioneering pain rehabilitation programme from Kingston University and St George's, University of London scoops further recognition at national awards

An acclaimed self care programme created by a Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor has received further national recognition for its innovative approach to helping people with hip and knee pain manage their condition. ESCAPE-pain, launched by rehabilitation expert at Kingston and St George's Professor Mike Hurley, scooped the Self Care Forum's Self Care Innovation Award which honours work that empowers and inspires people to self-manage their condition so they can live healthy and happy lives.

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