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November 2021

Ingredient branding is recipe for success for coffee shops and restaurants, new research from Kingston University marketing expert reveals

Ingredient branding is recipe for success for coffee shops and restaurants, new research from Kingston University marketing expert reveals

Restaurants and coffee shops that use branded ingredients in their menu items and products could significantly increase sales and how much customers are willing to pay, new research from a Kingston University marketing expert shows.

Pioneering pain rehabilitation programme from Kingston University and St George's, University of London scoops further recognition at national awards

Pioneering pain rehabilitation programme from Kingston University and St George's, University of London scoops further recognition at national awards

An acclaimed self care programme created by a Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor has received further national recognition for its innovative approach to helping people with hip and knee pain manage their condition. ESCAPE-pain, launched by rehabilitation expert at Kingston and St George's Professor Mike Hurley, scooped the Self Care Forum's Self Care Innovation Award which honours work that empowers and inspires people to self-manage their condition so they can live healthy and happy lives.

October 2021

Kingston University research assistant named one of top 100 most influential disabled people in United Kingdom

Kingston University research assistant named one of top 100 most influential disabled people in United Kingdom

A research assistant at Kingston University has been named one of the top 100 most influential disabled people in the United Kingdom in the Shaw Trust's prestigious Disability Power 100.

Kingston University experts to test effective use of artificial intelligence in NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme as part of £500,000 research project

Kingston University experts to test effective use of artificial intelligence in NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme as part of £500,000 research project

Kingston University researchers will examine whether artificial intelligence (AI) can be safely and effectively used to detect diabetic eye disease in an international project that could lead to the first widespread use of AI within the NHS. Academics from the University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing will be working with several partner institutions on the £500,000 project, funded by NHSX – an organisation that leads on digital transformation in the NHS – and the Health Foundation, and enabled by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

International research by Kingston University psychologist reveals why densely populated countries have declining fertility

International research by Kingston University psychologist reveals why densely populated countries have declining fertility

A theory that a rise in population density leads to a declining birth rate has been explored in an international study involving a Kingston University expert.

Kingston University recognised by National Cyber Security Centre as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education

Kingston University recognised by National Cyber Security Centre as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education

Kingston University's commitment to promoting excellent cyber security education has been recognised with a prestigious silver award by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is part of GCHQ. This means the University has been named an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACE-CSE) by the government agency – a feat achieved by only 11 other higher education institutions across the United Kingdom. The ACE-CSE programme aims to help close the UK's cyber skills gap by supporting the next generation of cyber experts.

September 2021

Living through two pandemics: Kingston University research into experiences of HIV-positive people during Covid-19

Living through two pandemics: Kingston University research into experiences of HIV-positive people during Covid-19

The global response to two major health crises in recent history – the HIV pandemic and Covid-19 – and the experiences of people who lived through them, is being explored through new research by a Kingston University sociologist.

Kingston University partners with BIG South London to support local businesses in delivery of innovative new projects

Kingston University partners with BIG South London to support local businesses in delivery of innovative new projects

Organisations from across the region are harnessing Kingston University's academic expertise, student talent and specialist facilities to help deliver a series of innovative projects in business, mental health, farming, cyber security, climate action and more. Businesses were able to apply for a £5,000 Open Innovation Voucher to work with the University on the delivery of a defined project through the BIG (Business, Innovation and Growth) in South London programme.

Kingston University PhD student wins Vitae Three Minute Thesis national final with presentation about research into sustainable future for concrete

Kingston University PhD student wins Vitae Three Minute Thesis national final with presentation about research into sustainable future for concrete

A Kingston University postgraduate engineering student has won this year's Vitae Three Minute Thesis national competition.

Kingston University researcher shortlisted for influential Disability Power 100 list

Kingston University researcher shortlisted for influential Disability Power 100 list

A research assistant at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has been shortlisted for the Shaw Trust's prestigious Disability Power 100, which honours the most influential disabled people in the United Kingdom.

From wooden giraffe toys to a new future for concrete: Kingston University PhD student's presentation earns place in Three Minute Thesis national final

From wooden giraffe toys to a new future for concrete: Kingston University PhD student's presentation earns place in Three Minute Thesis national final

A postgraduate engineering student whose research could help drive sustainable innovations in the concrete industry has reached the national final of this year's Vitae Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition – with a little help from a childhood toy. Ana Pavlovi?, from Belgrade in Serbia, has been exploring the use of a common volcanic rock, basalt, as an emerging alternative material to steel for reinforcing concrete structures as part of her PhD, having already completed a Masters degree at Kingston University and a second Masters at the University of Belgrade.

July 2021

Kingston University politics expert examines the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the US elections

Kingston University politics expert examines the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the US elections

The Covid-19 pandemic set the scene for a unique electoral cycle in the USA, says senior lecturer in politics Dr Peter Finn. Here he reflects on the historical events of 2020.

Research into rehabilitation of long Covid patients to be launched by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Research into rehabilitation of long Covid patients to be launched by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

A new research project looking at developing personalised rehabilitation programmes for patients with long Covid will be led by a team from Kingston University, St George's, University of London and Cardiff University, after receiving major funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Covid-19 anxiety syndrome still causing one in five to struggle with return to normal living, new survey involving Kingston University expert finds

Covid-19 anxiety syndrome still causing one in five to struggle with return to normal living, new survey involving Kingston University expert finds

A new survey by Kingston University in collaboration with London South Bank University (LSBU) has found that Covid-19 Anxiety Syndrome is still causing many people to struggle with reintegration into daily life.

June 2021

Kingston University research team win University Alliance honour for online support for people with learning disabilities during pandemic

Kingston University research team win University Alliance honour for online support for people with learning disabilities during pandemic

A popular webinar series to support people with learning disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic has won Kingston University an honour in this year's University Alliance's ‘Alliance Awards 2021'.

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

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.

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

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

A new collaboration will see Kingston University and St George's, University of London team up with King's College London to support the NHS tacklicg health inequalities for people with learning disabilities and autism.

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

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

Four Kingston School of Art research projects are on display at this year's London Design Biennale. Based around ideas of sustainable design and covering subjects ranging from architecture in India to reusable packaging for beauty products, the exhibition runs until the end of June at Sommerset House.

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

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.

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

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.