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Strong leadership of allied health professions key to transforming NHS, according study by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Posted Wednesday 25 July 2018

Strong leadership of allied health professions key to transforming NHS, according study by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Ensuring the 14 allied health professions - including occupational therapy, physiotherapy and paramedic science - have robust, strategic-level leadership in place is key to unlocking their potential to transform patient care across the NHS, new research by Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has revealed.

Deborah Harding and Elizabeth Treadwell from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, were commissioned by healthcare regulator NHS Improvement to examine current leadership of the allied health professions (AHPs) across NHS provider Trusts in England....


Campaign supported by Kingston University Professor's research leads to extension of HPV vaccine to 400,000 UK boys to protect against certain cancers

Posted Friday 20 July 2018

Campaign supported by Kingston University Professor's research leads to extension of HPV vaccine to 400,000 UK boys to protect against certain cancers

Research by Kingston University professor Giampiero Favato has contributed to the decision by health ministers in England, Scotland and Wales to extend the national HPV vaccination programme to include adolescent boys by September next year.

Professor Favato – Director of Kingston Business School's Institute for Leadership and Management in Health – modelled the complexities of human sexual behaviour and the impact this could have on the transmission of HPV. The results demonstrated the limitations of previous research in to the cost-effectiveness of HPV vaccination and raised the concern that public healthcare policy might have been built upon incomplete studies. His research was published on Vaccine, the most authoritative scientific journal in the field of public health immunisation....


Kingston University appoints Professor Jill Schofield as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of its new Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

Posted Thursday 5 July 2018

Kingston University appoints Professor Jill Schofield as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of its new Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

An eminent business management expert and academic leader has been appointed Dean of Kingston University's new Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. Professor Jill Schofield joins the University as Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor on 13 August.

Educated at St Anne's College, Oxford and Manchester University, Professor Schofield completed her postgraduate studies at Manchester Business School, while working as a national administration trainee in the NHS. She subsequently spent 10 years in healthcare management, both in the NHS and as the national operations manager for BUPA Hospitals....


Healthcare experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London reflect on the challenges facing the NHS at 70

Posted Thursday 5 July 2018

Healthcare experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London reflect on the challenges facing the NHS at 70

Mortality rates among people with learning disabilities should be a wake-up call for all health professionals, according to a leading nursing expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Daniel Marsden, senior lecturer in learning disability nursing, said addressing these kind of health inequalities was one of the key challenges facing the NHS as it turned 70.

"The national mortality rate for people with learning disabilities was published in May, and what that said was people with learning disabilities die twenty years younger than you or I," Mr Marsden said. "That should be a wake-up call to professionals in all services. It's something we all need to be thinking about and looking at - to ask ourselves whether we find that acceptable or not."...


Second World War-era wristwatches could pose cancer risk due to radon exposure, according to new study by experts from Kingston University and University of Northampton

Posted Friday 15 June 2018

 Second World War-era wristwatches could pose cancer risk due to radon exposure, according to new study by experts from Kingston University and University of Northampton

Wristwatches passed down by Second World War soldiers to their families could emit potentially dangerous levels of radiation, new research by experts from Kingston University and the University of Northampton has found. Collectors and descendants of ex-servicemen could be at risk of radon exposure  – a leading cause of lung cancer deaths – from the antique timepieces, according to the study.

The gas comes from the paints used to make their dials glow in the dark, and the research sought to establish how harmful it could be. Kingston University's Professor of Environmental Geoscience Gavin Gillmore and Dr Robin Crockett, from the University of Northampton, tested a collection of 30 antique, radium-dial watches which were found to collectively emit radon concentrations 134 times greater than the United Kingdom's recommended safe level when kept in a space the size of a typical boxroom....


Kingston University welcomes local community on to campus for its annual Civic Reception showcasing the work of staff and students

Posted Thursday 14 June 2018

Kingston University welcomes local community on to campus for its annual Civic Reception showcasing the work of staff and students

The University's role at the heart of the community was highlighted this week as it opened its doors for its annual Civic Reception, illustrating the diversity and breadth of the work of staff and students.

Alumni, local residents, council members and the Mayor of Kingston were among the guests at the evening event – which included a panel discussion around the future of the borough involving Kingston Council leader Councillor Liz Green, deputy chief executive Roy Thompson and Kirsten Henly, chief executive of Kingston First, an organisation that represents more than 750 local businesses....


Making maths fun: Estimation games to help nurseries and parents improve pre-schoolers' skills created by Kingston University expert

Posted Wednesday 13 June 2018

Making maths fun: Estimation games to help nurseries and parents improve pre-schoolers' skills created by Kingston University expert

A series of number games proven to boost pre-school children's confidence and ability in maths in just five weeks has been produced for nurseries and parents by a leading child psychologist from Kingston University.

Dr Jo Van Herwegen created the games as part of a research project funded by the Nuffield Foundation examining how to improve young children's performance in the key subject. Many nursery providers admitted they often struggled to find appropriate ways to support pre-schoolers' maths learning, so the games were designed to help plug this gap, she explained....


Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University in top 200 young institutions across the globe

Posted Friday 8 June 2018

Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University in top 200 young institutions across the globe

Kingston University has been named in the world's top 200 young universities in the latest international rankings by sector-leading publication the Times Higher Education (THE).

The Young University Ranking 2018 rated institutions founded during the past 50 years across a series of measures including teaching, research, citations and international outlook....

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