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Posted Thursday 14 May 2020
The television mini-series, Chernobyl, shines a light on questions of public trust in science and the role of scientific experts in governance, which have returned to the forefront during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a Kingston University expert in the Cold War.
Dr Egle Rindzeviciute is chairing a webinar called (Re)Placing Chernobyl, which brings together international experts in science, sociology, politics and culture to examine the Chernobyl mini-series and explore the politics of aesthetics, the power of television mediation of scientific expertise and the wide-ranging impacts of this cultural representation of the disaster....
Posted Wednesday 13 May 2020
Leading critical care and nursing experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London have been seconded to deliver vital intensive care training to NHS staff on the frontline to help battle the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted Monday 4 May 2020
One of the country's leading speech and language therapists, who works for Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has been called upon to spearhead the rehabilitation of patients recovering from coronavirus at London's new Nightingale Hospital.
Posted Friday 1 May 2020
The public's understanding of and attitudes towards coronavirus testing – and the factors shaping them – is being explored by a team of Kingston University researchers.
The study is being launched as the issue of testing becomes an increasing focus during the Covid-19 pandemic, with different approaches being undertaken by countries around the world and various types of tests being discussed, developed and introduced. The researchers are keen to gain an insight into the views of both the wider public and health professionals towards testing, which could inform how such information is communicated in the future....
Posted Monday 16 March 2020
A scientist with an insatiable appetite for knowledge has embarked on a fellowship in neuroscience at the age of 20 after becoming one of the youngest PhD graduates from Kingston University. Angela Medvedeva, who did not excel at science and maths in school, hopes her story will encourage other young women to pursue careers in STEM.
The high-achiever from Houston, Texas studied for the equivalent of A-levels on day release from high school, then completed two university degrees in psychology and liberal studies, before moving to London aged 17 to embark on a PhD in cognitive neuroscience in the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences....
Posted Thursday 27 February 2020
A pioneering programme to help people with learning disabilities become researchers has been launched by Kingston University and St George's, University of London.
Funded by the National Institute of Health Research, 10 students took part in the eight-week pilot and learned through theory and practice about what research is, what different methods there are, how to conduct focus groups and how to make the best research questionnaire....
Posted Tuesday 25 February 2020
A professor of nursing at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has co-edited the first book offering guidance to nurses on caring for babies with life-limiting conditions.
The textbook, Neonatal Palliative Care for Nurses, was launched at Child Bereavement UK's tenth Neonatal Palliative and End of Life Care Conference in Leeds earlier this month by Professor of Children's Nursing at Kingston and St George's Jayne Price. She was joined by co-editors Pan London Lead Nurse for Neonatal Palliative Care Alexandra Mancini (Lead editor) and Tara Kerr-Elliott, a Well Child Nurse at the Louis Dundas Centre for Paediatric Palliative Care based at Great Ormond Street Hospital....
Posted Wednesday 12 February 2020
As the global outbreak of coronavirus continues to dominate headlines, a leading microbiologist from Kingston University says it is inevitable the United Kingdom will see more cases, but has called on people not to stigmatise particular communities.
Professor Mark Fielder, an expert in the rapid detection and diagnosis of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, has been studying the likelihood of a new virus emerging through animal to human transmission with his research team. He has been tracking the development of the new coronavirus since it first came to light late last year....