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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.

May 2022

PhD chemistry graduates tie the knot after Kingston University proves the perfect match

PhD chemistry graduates tie the knot after Kingston University proves the perfect match

A graduate husband and wife who realised they had a special chemistry after meeting in the first year of their Kingston University PhDs, have marked the completion of their studies crossing the stage to resounding applause in a ceremony at London's Twickenham Stadium. Tomris Coban, 30, and Cameron Robertson, 29, from Surbiton, south west London, met in the early stages of their three-year PhD programmes after being placed in the same research group in the University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.

85-year-old Member of House of Lords extols benefits of lifelong learning as he collects PhD from Kingston University

85-year-old Member of House of Lords extols benefits of lifelong learning as he collects PhD from Kingston University

An 85-year-old Member of the House of Lords has collected a PhD from London's Kingston University, proudly declaring that no one is ever too old to keep learning.

Bitcoin a safe haven during national economic crises but not Covid-19 pandemic, Kingston University research finds

Bitcoin a safe haven during national economic crises but not Covid-19 pandemic, Kingston University research finds

Research by a Kingston University economist provides fresh evidence for Bitcoin being a safe haven for finance during a nation's economic crisis. The cryptocurrency proves volatile during a global crisis, however, as seen during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 Kingston University rises in research power tables in latest Research Excellence Framework

Kingston University rises in research power tables in latest Research Excellence Framework

Seventy per cent of Kingston University's research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Government's latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). The results represent a 10 per cent increase in the percentage of Kingston's world-leading or internationally excellent research from the previous assessment, published in 2014, with the University's overall grade point average rising to 2.89, up from 2.7 eight years ago.

April 2022

Make Film History opens up BBC Archive to 50 young filmmakers to mark BBC centenary

Make Film History opens up BBC Archive to 50 young filmmakers to mark BBC centenary

Young filmmakers will be given access to 150 films from BBC Archive to creatively reuse in short films in a project led by Kingston University. The Make Film History project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in collaboration with BBC Archive, will see 50 new films created by young filmmakers aged between 16 and 30.

Physiotherapy programme improves walking in people with poor leg circulation, study by Kingston University and St George's, University of London academic finds

Physiotherapy programme improves walking in people with poor leg circulation, study by Kingston University and St George's, University of London academic finds

Adults with poor leg circulation who took part in one-to-one physiotherapy sessions that aimed to improve motivation and commitment to walking exercise were able to walk further than those who received usual NHS care alone, new research involving Kingston University and St George's, University of London researchers has found.

Kingston University appoints Dr Martin Davies as Pro Vice-Chancellor to lead knowledge exchange and innovation activity

Kingston University appoints Dr Martin Davies as Pro Vice-Chancellor to lead knowledge exchange and innovation activity

A knowledge exchange leader with a track record of developing long-standing, impactful collaborations between universities, businesses and external organisations has been appointed to a senior role at Kingston University. Dr Martin Davies will join Kingston in May as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Knowledge Exchange and Innovation.

March 2022

Kingston University experts identify important leadership mechanisms to improve national health and social care systems in research collaboration

Kingston University experts identify important leadership mechanisms to improve national health and social care systems in research collaboration

A research team led by Kingston University and King's College London has identified seven important components of leadership in integrated health and social care teams and systems.

Kingston University receives funding for research into causes of poor mental health in the rail construction industry

Kingston University receives funding for research into causes of poor mental health in the rail construction industry

Psychology experts at Kingston University are exploring why workers in the rail construction industry have been reporting higher than average levels of mental ill health, with a view to identifying what help and support may be required to address the issue.

Kingston University launches academy to support academics and PhD students to become research leaders

Kingston University launches academy to support academics and PhD students to become research leaders

A new academy designed to help academics and doctoral students develop into research leaders has been launched by Kingston University.

International study involving Kingston University demonstrates how removing hotspots from hybrid solar panels improves electrical and thermal energy output

International study involving Kingston University demonstrates how removing hotspots from hybrid solar panels improves electrical and thermal energy output

A new model that demonstrates how solar panels could more effectively harness both electrical and thermal energy by addressing the issue of hotspots on solar cells has been developed as part of a study involving Kingston University.

TikTok generation has unrealistic expectations about becoming a celebrity, Kingston University research reveals

TikTok generation has unrealistic expectations about becoming a celebrity, Kingston University research reveals

A Kingston University study exploring social media's impact on young people has found school children as young as 11 are fame-seeking through the TikTok video-sharing platform, potentially putting their mental health at risk.