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Leading speech and language therapy expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London receives national recognition for Covid-19 work and spinal cord injury research

Leading speech and language therapy expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London receives national recognition for Covid-19 work and spinal cord injury research

One of the country's leading speech and language therapy experts, based at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has received awards from two national organisations for her key work in spinal cord injury research and in the battle against Covid-19. Dr Jackie McRae, Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Centre for Allied Health at Kingston and St George's, has been given the Giving Voice award by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) for her work promoting speech and language therapy for Covid-19 patients, and the Spinal Research Institute's Spinal Cord Injury Research Writing prize for her article on work to overcome swallowing and communication issues in spinal cord injury patients.

Study looking at improving end-of-life care for people with learning disabilities to be led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Study looking at improving end-of-life care for people with learning disabilities to be led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

A new two-year study aimed at improving end-of-life care planning for people with learning disabilities will be led by Kingston University and St George's, University of London after receiving funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Ethnically diverse communities more reluctant to engage in Covid-19 testing due to feelings of alienation, according to Kingston University study

Ethnically diverse communities more reluctant to engage in Covid-19 testing due to feelings of alienation, according to Kingston University study

A Kingston University study has found people from Black and Asian backgrounds more reluctant to engage in Covid-19 testing due to feelings of alienation and lack of trust in government and healthcare agencies.

December 2021

New research by Kingston University could help businesses lower their carbon footprint

New research by Kingston University could help businesses lower their carbon footprint

Kingston University is leading a new real-world research project which could help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) reduce their carbon footprint and make financial savings by encouraging them to rethink their practices around energy use.

Dean of Kingston University and St George's, University of London's Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education Professor Andy Kent retires after long career in healthcare

Dean of Kingston University and St George's, University of London's Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education Professor Andy Kent retires after long career in healthcare

Plaudits have been flowing for the Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Professor Andy Kent, who is retiring after a 37-year career in healthcare and higher education. Andy, who has spent almost seven years leading the Faculty, run jointly by Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has overseen a suite of major developments during his tenure as Dean. They have included the addition of a suite of high quality simulation facilities to enhance students' learning and the creation of a host of award-winning degree programmes. He has also steered the Faculty through the Covid-19 pandemic, with many students and staff contributing to the national response.

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'.