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Kingston University shortlisted for two University Alliance awards for Covid-19 vaccination drive and online support for people with learning difficulties during pandemic

Posted Wednesday 23 June 2021

Kingston University shortlisted for two University Alliance awards for Covid-19 vaccination drive and online support for people with learning difficulties during pandemic

The establishment of a Covid-19 community vaccination hub on campus and a popular webinar series to support people with learning difficulties during the pandemic have seen Kingston University shortlisted in two categories at this year's University Alliance's ‘Alliance Awards 2021'.

The University's work to support the national vaccination effort through setting up a vaccination centre on an area of its Penrhyn Road campus in partnership with local NHS teams was shortlisted for the Alliance Award, which recognises great collaborative working. Meanwhile, a research team from the University's Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education were shortlisted for the Innovation Award after producing awareness-raising online learning events on end-of-life and bereavement care for people with learning disabilities during the pandemic....


Kingston University psychologists investigate impact of Covid-19 pandemic on mental health of young people with behavioural issues

Posted Monday 21 June 2021

Kingston University psychologists investigate impact of Covid-19 pandemic on mental health of young people with behavioural issues

Psychologists at Kingston University are exploring how the pandemic has affected the mental health of young people with behavioural issues and their families – and how it could be mitigated.

As part of the study, researchers are surveying adolescents aged 11-18 years old with long-term conduct disorder who may be prone to violence against their peers or their parents, running away from home, or committing crimes such as vandalism. They are also interviewing parents to find out how the UK lockdowns have affected family dynamics and parenting practice....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London to support project to tackle health inequalities for people with learning disabilities

Posted Thursday 10 June 2021

Kingston University and St George's, University of London to support project to tackle health inequalities for people with learning disabilities

A new collaboration that will see Kingston University and St George's, University of London team up with King's College London to support the NHS tackle health inequalities for people with learning disabilities and autistic people has been announced by NHS England. 

The project with see Kingston and St George's, and Kings College London work closely with the voluntary sector and a core group of six people with learning disabilities to improve the quality of care they receive in response to research showing that on average, people with a learning disability die earlier than the general public. ...


Kingston School of Art sustainable design projects feature in London Design Biennale alongside work from world's most forward-thinking creatives

Posted Friday 4 June 2021

Kingston School of Art sustainable design projects feature in London Design Biennale alongside work from world's most forward-thinking creatives

A series of sustainable design research projects from Kingston School of Art, covering subjects ranging from architecture in India to reusable packaging for beauty products, will have pride of place at this year's London Design Biennale.

The exhibition, running at Somerset House in the heart of the capital from 1 to 27 June, brings together the world's most imaginative and forward-thinking designers, curators, and design institutes, providing a prestigious platform for collaboration and sharing ideas....


Untold stories of nuclear power stations to be uncovered in cultural heritage research led by Kingston University Cold War expert

Posted Thursday 3 June 2021

Untold stories of nuclear power stations to be uncovered in cultural heritage research led by Kingston University Cold War expert

A Cold War expert from Kingston University is expecting a cache of untold stories to be unearthed from the communities who worked at decommissioned nuclear power stations and raised their families nearby during a new cultural heritage project.

Associate Professor Dr Egle Rindzeviciute is leading the Europe-wide Nuclear Spaces: Communities, Materialities and Locations of Nuclear Cultural Heritage (NuSPACES) research project, being conducted in collaboration with Linköping University in Sweden and Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. She hopes the project will bring together two distinct fields – nuclear industry governance and cultural and heritage policy – to preserve the past of the physically and politically complex sites for future generations....


Optimal balance of doctors, nurses and advanced practice health professionals in NHS Emergency Departments to be examined in new study funded by National Institute of Health Research

Posted Monday 17 May 2021

Optimal balance of doctors, nurses and advanced practice health professionals in NHS Emergency Departments to be examined in new study funded by National Institute of Health Research

How emergency services are delivered at NHS hospitals – and what make-up of health professional staff provides the best patient experience - will be explored as part of a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funded study involving healthcare experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.   Professor Vari Drennan MBE recently conducted a study into the new role of physician associates.

Dr Mary Halter and Professor Vari Drennan MBE, from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston and St George's, will lead the 30-month study which investigates the role non-medical practitioners play in NHS hospital emergency departments and urgent treatment centres to determine the best ‘skill-mix' – the ratio of non-medical practitioners to doctors and nurses....


International Nurses Day: Award-winning nursing experts at Kingston University reflect on teaching excellence and helping students thrive

Posted Wednesday 12 May 2021

International Nurses Day: Award-winning nursing experts at Kingston University reflect on teaching excellence and helping students thrive

Two nursing academics from Kingston University won prestigious awards for teaching excellence late last year and, to celebrate this year's International Nurses Day on Wednesday 12 May, they recently came together to discuss their passion for teaching, the methods they use and why they got into academia.

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Covid-19 anxiety syndrome may prevent people from returning to normal living after pandemic, new research involving Kingston University expert finds

Posted Wednesday 5 May 2021

Covid-19 anxiety syndrome may prevent people from returning to normal living after pandemic, new research involving Kingston University expert finds

‘Covid-19 anxiety syndrome' may cause a significant number of people to struggle with a return to normal daily life in the UK after the pandemic, new research by Kingston University and London South Bank University has revealed.

A survey conducted by the research team found that one in five of the 286 UK-based participants scored highly on a Covid-19 Anxiety Syndrome Scale used by the researchers in February this year....

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