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NHS Trust appoints Kingston University and St George's, University of London cardiovascular nursing expert as Non-Executive Director

Posted Wednesday 30 September 2020

NHS Trust appoints Kingston University and St George's, University of London cardiovascular nursing expert as Non-Executive Director

A cardiovascular nursing expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has been appointed as Non-Executive Director at South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb).

Professor Tom Quinn, lead for the Emergency, Cardiovascular and Critical Care Research Group in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, begins a three-year term of office with the NHS Trust with immediate effect....


Kingston University experts examine how politics played a key role in the impact of Covid-19 in democratic countries

Posted Friday 25 September 2020

Kingston University experts examine how politics played a key role in the impact of Covid-19 in democratic countries

As the UK enters a new phase of government-imposed measures designed to combat Covid-19, a team of experts from Kingston University has released a report examining the initial response of eight democratic countries to the pandemic, and how local, national and international politics played a pivotal role in the outcomes.

The report, Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies, looks at how the eight countries responded from April to June 30, during the early stages of the pandemic. The UK, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, Japan, Taiwan and the USA were all included in the study....


Kingston University shortlisted for Times Higher Education awards

Posted Thursday 24 September 2020

Kingston University shortlisted for Times Higher Education awards

Kingston University and its pioneering staff have been shortlisted by sector-leading publication Times Higher Education for its prestigious annual awards, which recognise outstanding work in higher education.

The Kingston projects selected span career development support for Black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) mental health nurses, educating trainee teachers to recognise and address the special needs of armed forces children, and improving the provision of midwifery education in Bangladesh to reduce the country's birth mortality rate....


International research into availability of PPE during Covid-19 conducted by intensive care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Thursday 3 September 2020

International research into availability of PPE during Covid-19 conducted by intensive care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Leading critical care nurse and senior lecturer at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, Johannes Mellinghoff, has teamed up with nursing and allied health professionals and medical colleagues from around the world to conduct an extensive survey assessing personal protective equipment (PPE) available to medical teams at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The survey saw Mr Mellinghoff and his counterparts, from as far as Australia, Argentina and Libya, question healthcare workers on the availability and use of PPE while caring for Covid-19 patients in intensive care....


Kingston University and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust receives share of £4.3m government funding for vital study in to link between ethnicity and Covid-19

Posted Wednesday 2 September 2020

Kingston University and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust receives share of £4.3m government funding for vital study in to link between ethnicity and Covid-19

Kingston University, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and a national team of researchers will examine the disproportionate mortality rates from Covid-19 among Black and South Asian communities as part of a government-funded project - which will also see the team develop key health messages to help raise awareness and engage with adversely affected groups.

The year-long study, jointly lead by Professor Aftab Ala of Royal Surrey and Dr Tushna Vandrevala of Kingston University, is one of six projects across the UK that have been allocated a total of £4.3million from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to scrutinise the link between ethnicity and Covid-19....


Kingston University project helps people in conflict regions overcome trauma through creative writing

Posted Thursday 20 August 2020

Kingston University project helps people in conflict regions overcome trauma through creative writing

A researcher from Kingston University has developed a powerful new methodology to help victims of violence and trauma through imaginative writing and storytelling, with remarkable results. Her work is now being used to support vulnerable people in Lebanon and Iraq, including women who have been victims of sexual violence, and refugee families.

In recent months these ordeals have been compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has ravaged refugee camps in the region, and the economic crash in Lebanon which has fuelled further discrimination against refugees, and the devastating explosion in Beirut which has left thousands homeless overnight....


Kingston University expert explores history of social work from its creation in 1970 to the current day

Posted Wednesday 19 August 2020

Kingston University expert explores history of social work from its creation in 1970 to the current day

A leading social work expert from Kingston University is the author of a recently published book exploring the history of social services in England, at a time when the critical role of social workers has been highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In his new book, A History of the Personal Social Services in England: Feast, Famine and the Future, Ray Jones, Emeritus Professor of Social Work at Kingston University, draws a line from the creation of local authority personal social services in 1970 to the challenges of the modern day. "In the last 50 years, we have seen some really substantial changes that anyone coming into the social work profession today might not be aware of," Professor Jones explained. "I wanted to capture the story of how we came to be where we are today, to learn from history and inform decisions for social work in the future."...


Kingston University experts play leading role in project to develop 5G drone system to establish vital communications in disaster zones

Posted Monday 17 August 2020

Kingston University experts play leading role in project to develop 5G drone system to establish vital communications in disaster zones

Drones equipped with cutting-edge 5G technology could be used to provide emergency teams with reliable communications networks in disaster zones as part of a new system being co-developed by Kingston University experts. 

The Distributed Autonomous and Resilient Emergency Management System (DARE) project involves researchers from Kingston working in collaboration with teams from the University of Surrey, the University of Glasgow and the University of Malaya....

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