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January 2023

Covid-19 conspiracy theories led to lower uptake of vaccine and testing among Black community, research by Kingston University finds

Covid-19 conspiracy theories led to lower uptake of vaccine and testing among Black community, research by Kingston University finds

A belief that Covid-19 was a myth created to control ethnic populations, or a virus created to eliminate the Black community were among the conspiracy theories that caused a lower engagement of health prevention methods among UK Black communities, research by Kingston University experts has shown.

December 2022

Highlights of 2022 – a year of reconnecting and national recognition for Kingston University

Highlights of 2022 – a year of reconnecting and national recognition for Kingston University

Kingston University students, staff and alumni have achieved many prestigious awards, milestones and other notable successes during 2022.

Kingston Business School lecturer makes prestigious Poets and Quants for Undergrads Top 50 Undergraduate Business School Professors list

Kingston Business School lecturer makes prestigious Poets and Quants for Undergrads Top 50 Undergraduate Business School Professors list

A Kingston Business School academic been named among the 50 best undergraduate business school professors of the year by leading American sector publication Poets and Quants for Undergrads.

Kingston School of Art researchers join forces with Kingston Library Service to shape storytelling workshops for borough community groups

Kingston School of Art researchers join forces with Kingston Library Service to shape storytelling workshops for borough community groups

Researchers from Kingston School of Art have evaluated a Kingston Libraries Services storytelling workshop and helped to develop a toolkit which can be used by other organisations looking to run similar projects.

November 2022

Community pharmacy-led vaccination champion scheme helped thousands of patients overcome hesitancy around Covid-19 jabs, Kingston University research finds

Community pharmacy-led vaccination champion scheme helped thousands of patients overcome hesitancy around Covid-19 jabs, Kingston University research finds

An award-winning scheme that saw community pharmacists support patients to understand the benefits of being jabbed against Covid-19 and overcome initial hesitancy proved hugely successful, new research by an expert from Kingston University has shown.

Food banks evolving to survive cost of living crisis, Kingston University experts find

Food banks evolving to survive cost of living crisis, Kingston University experts find

Researchers from Kingston University in London and London Metropolitan University have found that community and social supermarkets and pay-as-you-feel services are increasingly being adopted by food aid charities so they can meet demand, become more sustainable, provide choice and reduce the stigma sometimes associated with being referred to a food bank.

 Risk of heart disease can be predicted with simple eye test through artificial intelligence algorithm, research involving Kingston University finds

Risk of heart disease can be predicted with simple eye test through artificial intelligence algorithm, research involving Kingston University finds

Artificial intelligence-enabled eye scans could be used to rapidly and accurately predict whether a person is at high risk of heart disease, a new study involving researchers from Kingston University has established. The findings could pave the way for cardiovascular screening to be done more quickly and simply by using cameras, without the need for blood tests or blood pressure measurements.

Younger generation experienced most workplace stress during Covid-19 pandemic, Kingston University researcher finds

Younger generation experienced most workplace stress during Covid-19 pandemic, Kingston University researcher finds

A study undertaken by management experts at Kingston University's Business School and Maynooth University in Ireland has shown people in the early stages of their careers were more likely to be impacted by workplace stress during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Autobiography by Kingston University researcher about living with learning disabilities celebrated at Houses of Parliament

Autobiography by Kingston University researcher about living with learning disabilities celebrated at Houses of Parliament

A Kingston University research assistant has written his life story about growing up with learning disabilities, the challenges he has faced throughout his life and how he is working to change perceptions, which was celebrated during an event at the Houses of Parliament.

October 2022

People who struggle to cope with stressful situations could benefit from owning a pet, new Kingston University research finds

People who struggle to cope with stressful situations could benefit from owning a pet, new Kingston University research finds

Having a pet can help people who are less resilient cope with the stresses of everyday life, new Kingston University research has found. Where owners consider their animals to be more important than the friends in their lives, however, it can contribute to increased feelings of loneliness.

Ground-breaking study involving Kingston University begins work to improve mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people in social care

Ground-breaking study involving Kingston University begins work to improve mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people in social care

A significant new research project shedding light on the effectiveness of the mental health and wellbeing support and treatment received by children and young people who have social worker involvement has been launched by Kingston University and several key partner organisations.

September 2022

Kingston University secures top honours in national Vitae Three Minute Thesis competition for second year running after student showcases advances in tissue engineering research

Kingston University secures top honours in national Vitae Three Minute Thesis competition for second year running after student showcases advances in tissue engineering research

Kingston University PhD student Sadaf Akbari, who is researching how smart materials could be used to replace damaged bones within the human body, has been named winner of this year's national Vitae Three Minute Thesis competition

Kingston University and healthcare technology firm Observia to develop medication adherence tool to help patients living with Type 2 Diabetes

Kingston University and healthcare technology firm Observia to develop medication adherence tool to help patients living with Type 2 Diabetes

A pioneering behavioural diagnostic tool designed to improve the number of patients with type 2 diabetes taking their medication as prescribed has been developed following extensive research by Kingston University and partners including healthcare technology company Observia.

August 2022

 Kingston University student secures place in Vitae Three Minute Thesis national final with presentation about bioengineering research to help repair damaged bones

Kingston University student secures place in Vitae Three Minute Thesis national final with presentation about bioengineering research to help repair damaged bones

A Kingston University postgraduate student whose tissue engineering research could help address the global organ donor shortage has made the national final of this year's Vitae Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Challenges posed by Covid-19 and climate catastrophe to be examined at Kingston School of Art's Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts conference

Challenges posed by Covid-19 and climate catastrophe to be examined at Kingston School of Art's Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts conference

Three days of keynote addresses, panel discussions, musical concerts, workshops and performance pieces will see attendees explore the theme of Digital Sustainability: From Resilience to Transformation in light of the immediate challenges posed by the pandemic and the longer-term shadow of climate change.

June 2022

Women in rural Bangladesh bear burden for climate change costs, research by Kingston University finds

Women in rural Bangladesh bear burden for climate change costs, research by Kingston University finds

Bangladeshi women are spending up to 30 per cent of their household's income on vital measures to protect their families from the devastating effects of climate change, new research by Kingston University has found. The developing country is frequently impacted by storms and flooding – as seen with the recent fatal flooding in the north-east of the country. Yet, in addition to the loss of life and impact on the population's health, environment and education, families are impacted financially, with women being the hardest hit.

Collaborative project co-led by Kingston School of Art academic examines the role of the natural environment in migrant integration in the United Kingdom

Collaborative project co-led by Kingston School of Art academic examines the role of the natural environment in migrant integration in the United Kingdom

The two-year project will bring together evidence from previous studies, integration initiatives and creative practice, alongside innovative new place-based research in urban, peri-urban, and rural sites across the UK.

50th anniversary of Watergate scandal marked with virtual conference jointly organised by Kingston School of Art academic

50th anniversary of Watergate scandal marked with virtual conference jointly organised by Kingston School of Art academic

Watergate Break-in: 50 Years Later brought together academics, authors and experts with some of the figures directly involved in the controversy that rocked American politics in the early 1970s.

Kingston University's pioneering and innovative academic expertise to be celebrated during annual Festival of Research

Kingston University's pioneering and innovative academic expertise to be celebrated during annual Festival of Research

The breadth and impact of research carried out across Kingston University and the contribution it makes to society will be celebrated during the institution's annual Festival of Research later this month.

Kingston University scoops joint honours in University Alliance Innovation Award as Town House hosts body's annual summit

Kingston University scoops joint honours in University Alliance Innovation Award as Town House hosts body's annual summit

Two academics from Kingston University have been named joint winners of University Alliance's Innovation Award as it played host to hundreds of higher education experts from across the United Kingdom at Town House for its annual summit.