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Kingston University womenswear designer returns from fashion capital of Paris to join frontline battle against Covid-19

Posted Monday 14 September 2020

Kingston University womenswear designer returns from fashion capital of Paris to join frontline battle against Covid-19

From interning with French fashion house Chanel to working on a busy hospital ward, a talented graduate designer from Kingston University has swapped haute couture for scrubs to help support the NHS in the battle against coronavirus.

Two weeks before lockdown, Megan Greenfield had just finished a six month design internship with leading French fashion house Chanel, and was part way through the recruitment process for a design role in men's embroidery with another leading fashion company....


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 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....


Kingston University and St George's, University of London's pioneering programme helping NHS teams support people with their rehabilitation during coronavirus lockdown

Posted Monday 17 August 2020

Kingston University and St George's, University of London's pioneering programme helping NHS teams support people with their rehabilitation during coronavirus lockdown

A pioneering programme to empower people living with complex long-term conditions such as a stroke or multiple trauma manage their own rehabilitation has been kept on the road during the coronavirus pandemic – thanks to an expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London taking the service to online.

Professor Fiona Jones, founder of the Bridges Self-Management programme, and her team worked tirelessly in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown to ensure health and social care staff across the country could adapt their support to patients that were not able to receive rehabilitation in person....


Kingston School of Art expert entertains hospital patients with classical music and story-time hospital radio shows during coronavirus pandemic

Posted Friday 31 July 2020

 Kingston School of Art expert entertains hospital patients with classical music and story-time hospital radio shows during coronavirus pandemic

When a Kingston School of Art music and performing arts expert watched a documentary about Covid-19 hospital patients, she was struck by how many people being treated in intensive care units lay face-down for long periods of time, not able to read or watch TV. With few, or no visitors, the experience reminded associate professor Dr Helen Julia Minors of how hospital radio can be an essential medium for isolated patients and the staff caring for them.

The programme left such a lasting impression on Dr Minors, who is head of the department of performing arts at the University, that she was inspired to pitch a new radio show, Helen's Classical Story Time, to hospital station Radio Wey, where she already volunteered presenting a weekly music show....


Kingston University psychologist presents to Cabinet Office on how to engage with black, Asian and minority ethnic communities most at risk from COVID-19

Posted Tuesday 21 July 2020

Kingston University psychologist presents to Cabinet Office on how to engage with black, Asian and minority ethnic communities most at risk from COVID-19

A health psychologist from Kingston University was invited by the government's Cabinet Office to present findings alongside her research partners on why BAME communities may be disproportionately affected by Covid-19 - and how targeted health messaging could help mitigate that impact.

Dr Tushna Vandrevala was joined by Professor Jane Hendy of Brunel University London and Professor Aftab Ala of the University of Surrey, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for the presentation to 140 Cabinet Office civil servants....


Coronavirus Covid-19 – Information for our students

Posted Wednesday 15 July 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 – Information for our students

The University has been working hard to support our students' academic and personal needs throughout the coronavirus pandemic in line with the latest government and Public Health England advice. The health, wellbeing and safety of all our students and staff remains our top priority.

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