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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 experts from Kingston University has released a report examining the initial response of eight democratic 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.

International research into availability of PPE during Covid-19 conducted by intensive care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

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.

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 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.

August 2020

Kingston University project helps people in conflict regions overcome trauma through creative writing

Kingston University project helps people in conflict regions overcome trauma through creative writing

A researcher from Kingston University has developed a powerful new methodology to help victims of violence and trauma through imaginative writing and storytelling, with remarkable results. Her work is now being used to support vulnerable people in Lebanon and Iraq, including victims of sexual violence and refugee families.

Kingston University expert explores history of social work from its creation in 1970 to the current day

Kingston University expert explores history of social work from its creation in 1970 to the current day

A Kingston University social work expert has released a book exploring the history of social services in England, at a time when the critical role of social workers has been highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kingston University experts play leading role in project to develop 5G drone system to establish vital communications in disaster zones

Kingston University experts play leading role in project to develop 5G drone system to establish vital communications in disaster zones

Drones equipped with 5G technology could be used to provide emergency teams with reliable communications networks in disaster zones as part of a new system being jointly developed by Kingston University experts.

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

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.

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

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.

Kingston University research project awarded £1.3million to examine how migrants understand home and engage in processes of home making in UK-Nordic research collaboration

Kingston University research project awarded £1.3million to examine how migrants understand home and engage in processes of home making in UK-Nordic research collaboration

Making it Home: An Aesthetic Methodological Contribution to the Study of Migrant Home-Making and Politics of Integration was one of seven projects awarded funding from NordForsk. Professor Fran Lloyd and her team will work with a range of migrant communities through workshops facilitated with NGOs in the UK, Denmark and Sweden to examine different themes of migration and integration.

June 2020

  Kingston University analytical scientist Dr James Barker presented with exceptional service award from Royal Society of Chemistry

Kingston University analytical scientist Dr James Barker presented with exceptional service award from Royal Society of Chemistry

A Kingston University expert in analytical and forensic science has received the Royal Society of Chemistry's exceptional service award for his outstanding contribution to proactively and inclusively supporting his colleagues and the wider scientific community.

New research by Kingston University into energy use could help UK householders cut bills through sustainable practices

New research by Kingston University into energy use could help UK householders cut bills through sustainable practices

A real-world research project by Kingston University which set up energy ‘living labs' to challenge the energy consumption practices of householders, is set to influence energy use in communities across the UK and contribute to European policy-making on green issues.

Kingston University students, staff and alumni share their stories and role models on International Women in Engineering Day

Kingston University students, staff and alumni share their stories and role models on International Women in Engineering Day

On International Women in Engineering Day, students, staff and graduates from Kingston University share their experiences and ambitions, as well as offering tips for young women considering a career in STEM and highlighting those who have inspired them on the way.

Kingston University and Kingston Hospital trust join forces to explore relationship between HPV and upper gastrointestinal cancers

Kingston University and Kingston Hospital trust join forces to explore relationship between HPV and upper gastrointestinal cancers

Kingston University researchers will investigate the role human papillomavirus (HPV) plays in the development of gastrointestinal cancers through a new project with Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Kingston University nursing students learn drama techniques to help cope with working on coronavirus frontline

Kingston University nursing students learn drama techniques to help cope with working on coronavirus frontline

A set of drama-based resources to help Kingston University nursing students working during the Covid-19 pandemic have been put together through a collaboration with world-leading performing arts school Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Kingston University manufactures hundreds of protective face shields for NHS and key workers to help in coronavirus battle

Kingston University manufactures hundreds of protective face shields for NHS and key workers to help in coronavirus battle

Hundreds of face shields to help protect frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic are being produced by a team of technicians at Kingston University. The protective face shields are being made using both laser-cutting and 3D-printing equipment in the University's workshops at the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing's Roehampton Vale campus and at Kingston School of Art's Knights Park campus.

May 2020

Chernobyl mini-series highlights questions of public trust in science and governance paralleled in Covid-19 pandemic, says Kingston University Cold War expert

Chernobyl mini-series highlights questions of public trust in science and governance paralleled in Covid-19 pandemic, says Kingston University Cold War expert

The television mini-series, Chernobyl, shines a light on questions of public trust in science and the role of scientific experts in governance, which have returned to the forefront during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a Kingston University expert in the Cold War.

Rehabilitation of Covid-19 patients at Nightingale Hospital led by speech and language expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Rehabilitation of Covid-19 patients at Nightingale Hospital led by speech and language expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London

One of the country's leading speech and language therapists, who works for Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has been called upon to spearhead the rehabilitation of patients recovering from coronavirus at London's new Nightingale Hospital.

New Kingston University study aims to shed light on people's beliefs and opinions on coronavirus testing

New Kingston University study aims to shed light on people's beliefs and opinions on coronavirus testing

The public's understanding of and attitudes towards coronavirus testing – and the factors shaping them – is being explored by a team of Kingston University researchers. As part of the project, a 15-minute public survey has been created by a team of health psychology and microbiology experts at Kingston University. The results are expected to shine a light on beliefs around testing and give an indication of how effective communication on the topic has been.

March 2020

 Kingston Business School remembers eminent entrepreneurship academic Professor David Smallbone

Kingston Business School remembers eminent entrepreneurship academic Professor David Smallbone

Tributes have been paid to a highly respected and popular academic at Kingston Business School, Professor David Smallbone.