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March 2021

Health and social care expert Professor Fiona Ross CBE appointed Emeritus Professor at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Health and social care expert Professor Fiona Ross CBE appointed Emeritus Professor at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Health and social care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Fiona Ross CBE has been appointed Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education after giving more than 30 years' service.

Amplifying the voice of consumers is essential for advancing fair trade and sustainability, says Kingston University researcher during Fairtrade Fortnight

Amplifying the voice of consumers is essential for advancing fair trade and sustainability, says Kingston University researcher during Fairtrade Fortnight

Understanding and listening to consumers is essential to promote fair trade and sustainability, says a Kingston University expert who shared some of her research findings during Fairtrade Fortnight.

February 2021

Major project involving Kingston University reduces inpatient falls in hospitals and saves NHS £13 million

Major project involving Kingston University reduces inpatient falls in hospitals and saves NHS £13 million

A 10-year project to reduce the number of inpatient falls has saved the NHS more than £13 million, thanks to a team of researchers including an academic from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

Kingston University researchers ask public to help uncover details of lives of Victorian-era postal workers as part of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine's Transcription Tuesday

Kingston University researchers ask public to help uncover details of lives of Victorian-era postal workers as part of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine's Transcription Tuesday

Researchers from Kingston University are appealing for the public's help with the transcription of rare pension records that could reveal fascinating insights into the lives and illnesses suffered by postal workers during the Victorian era.

Kingston University study reveals how earlier stockpiling and increased storage capacity could have dramatically reduced costs of sourcing PPE during Covid-19 pandemic

Kingston University study reveals how earlier stockpiling and increased storage capacity could have dramatically reduced costs of sourcing PPE during Covid-19 pandemic

Kingston University researchers have used a mathematical model known as game theory to explore how the challenge of securing sufficient levels of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic could have been mitigated.

January 2021

Kingston University and St George's, University of London fellow appointed to prestigious panel for Research Excellence Framework

Kingston University and St George's, University of London fellow appointed to prestigious panel for Research Excellence Framework

A leading researcher at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has become the fourth in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education to be appointed to a prestigious panel for the Government's Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Kingston University appoints leading educator Professor Helen Laville as Provost

Professor Helen Laville has been appointed Provost of Kingston University - a newly created position that will see her provide a single point of leadership for all academic endeavour at the institution.

  Kingston University retains European HR Excellence in Research Award

Kingston University retains European HR Excellence in Research Award

Kingston University's commitment to supporting and empowering its researchers throughout their careers has been recognised by retaining the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award.

December 2020

Covid-19 historic archive to preserve experiences of Kingston University community for future generations

Covid-19 historic archive to preserve experiences of Kingston University community for future generations

Kingston University archive is creating a special collection about the Covid-19 pandemic to record the personal experiences of students and staff during the unprecedented period. The archive of written testimonies and artefacts will be preserved as part of the University's 120-year history.

November 2020

Research into athletes' views on doping reveal issue cannot be dealt with in isolation, Kingston University expert outlines ahead of clean sport conference

Research into athletes' views on doping reveal issue cannot be dealt with in isolation, Kingston University expert outlines ahead of clean sport conference

Kingston University anti-doping expert Professor Andrea Petroczi will take part in a panel discussion exploring athletes' views on the impact doping has on elite sport at a virtual conference next month. The second annual Clean Sport Insight Forum, organised by the Clean Sport Alliance as part of the RESPECT project, will bring together athletes, policymakers and anti-doping researchers on 8-9 December to discuss a range of anti-doping topics and issues.

Kingston University partnership to teach school pupils essential life skills through sport

Kingston University partnership to teach school pupils essential life skills through sport

A programme to help primary school pupils learn core subjects and develop essential life skills through the power of sport is being launched by a Kingston University partnership.

October 2020

International guidelines to preserve the cultural heritage of the world's nuclear science and technology developed by Kingston University expert

International guidelines to preserve the cultural heritage of the world's nuclear science and technology developed by Kingston University expert

The secrets of how nuclear power stations have shaped the cultural, social and physical landscapes of the communities in which they are built are set to be unlocked by an international partnership convened by a Cold War expert from Kingston University.

Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor leads part of landmark study on support for older people with learning disabilities

Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor leads part of landmark study on support for older people with learning disabilities

A palliative care expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London is teaming up with the University of Oxford and The Open University to investigate how to improve support for older people with learning disabilities and their family carers.

Kingston University masters graduate joins national Covid-19 testing effort by supporting scientists at UK Biocentre

Kingston University masters graduate joins national Covid-19 testing effort by supporting scientists at UK Biocentre

After completing his MSc in cancer biology earlier this year, Mergim Krasniqi started volunteering at the UK Biocentre in Milton Keynes in May, where he has been supporting scientists in the lab processing tests for Covid-19. Alongside his role at the Lighthouse Lab, he has been working part time at a pharmacy as a trainee pharmacist advisor and completing applications for a PhD.

Life inside a Lighthouse Lab: Kingston University PhD student shares experience of volunteering in specialist site testing Covid-19 samples

Life inside a Lighthouse Lab: Kingston University PhD student shares experience of volunteering in specialist site testing Covid-19 samples

Since April, Kingston University PhD student Amtul Bhunnoo has been among the skilled volunteers helping make that possible, working 12 hour shifts at one of the Lighthouse Labs in Milton Keynes. COVID-19 swab samples are sent to the laboratories from the NHS on the front line and other testing sites, including the drive-through sites, for analysis. Below, Amtul shares her experience of working in the labs and why she decided to get involved.

Expressive writing project from Kingston University to help Covid-19 healthcare workers overcome traumatic experiences

Expressive writing project from Kingston University to help Covid-19 healthcare workers overcome traumatic experiences

A project developed by a Kingston School of Art researcher that aims to help people overcome trauma through expressive writing techniques is to be offered to healthcare professionals around the world who are on the front line of the Covid-19 crisis.

Pioneering pain rehabilitation programme from Kingston University and St George's, University of London scoops Health Service Journal award

Pioneering pain rehabilitation programme from Kingston University and St George's, University of London scoops Health Service Journal award

A hip and knee pain rehabilitation programme that was created by a Kingston University and St George's, University of London professor, has picked up a prestigious Health Service Journal award.

How Black History Month has inspired research into the stories and achievements of Black figures from Kingston and Surrey's past

How Black History Month has inspired research into the stories and achievements of Black figures from Kingston and Surrey's past

Kingston University historian Dr Steven Woodbridge explores how recent research inspired by Black History Month is shining a light on the Black history of Kingston and its surrounding areas.

September 2020

Kingston University experts examine how politics played a key role in the impact of Covid-19 in democratic countries

Kingston University experts examine how politics played a key role in the impact of Covid-19 in democratic countries

As the UK enters a new phase of government-imposed measures designed to combat Covid-19, a team of Kingston University experts has released a report examining the initial response of eight countries to the pandemic, and how local, national and international politics played a pivotal role in the outcomes.

Kingston University shortlisted for Times Higher Education awards

Kingston University shortlisted for Times Higher Education awards

Kingston University and its pioneering staff have been shortlisted by sector-leading magazine Times Higher Education in their prestigious annual awards, which recognises outstanding work in higher education.