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June 2020

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.

Primary school pupil's idea for automated sink to help mum during fight with cancer brought to life by Kingston University

Primary school pupil's idea for automated sink to help mum during fight with cancer brought to life by Kingston University

A North London schoolgirl's idea for an automated height-adjusting sink to help her mum during her cancer battle has become a reality thanks to Kingston University staff and students.

February 2020

Kingston University and St George's, University of London launch unique programme to help people with learning disabilities become researchers

Kingston University and St George's, University of London launch unique programme to help people with learning disabilities become researchers

A pioneering programme to help people with learning disabilities become researchers has been launched by Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

Coronavirus infections will inevitably rise in UK but people should not stigmatise communities, Kingston University microbiology expert says

Coronavirus infections will inevitably rise in UK but people should not stigmatise communities, Kingston University microbiology expert says

Professor Mark Fielder, an expert in rapid detection and diagnosis of infectious diseases, says people should be reassured the United Kingdom's strict procedures will limit the spread of the infection.

January 2020

Bosses should encourage office chats to improve team performance, Kingston University research reveals

Bosses should encourage office chats to improve team performance, Kingston University research reveals

A new study by a Chartered Psychologist from Kingston University London shows managers should encourage time for non-work chats as part of maintaining a productive team with strong working relationships,

Are the UK's carers in crisis? Psychologists, support workers and researchers explore ways to improve support at Kingston University event

Are the UK's carers in crisis? Psychologists, support workers and researchers explore ways to improve support at Kingston University event

It's estimated unpaid carers save the NHS £136 billion pounds every year, yet there are consistent reports of the pressures this places on them. What needs to be considered when rethinking support?

Flagship multi-million pound Town House building opens at Kingston University

Flagship multi-million pound Town House building opens at Kingston University

Kingston University's landmark Town House building at the Penrhyn Road campus has opened its doors to students, staff and the community.

November 2019

Kingston Business School launches funded programme to help microbusinesses use tech to grow

Kingston Business School launches funded programme to help microbusinesses use tech to grow

Kingston Business School is inviting 50 leaders of microbusinesses to join a management programme that will help them engage with technology to boost their productivity.

Public believe more than half of fake news about healthcare spread online, major study by Kingston University reveals

Public believe more than half of fake news about healthcare spread online, major study by Kingston University reveals

Research by academics from Kingston Business School showed more than 60 per cent of misinfomration read online is believed- and trust in such claims increases if a story is seen multipe times.

Leading experts from across country explore future treatments for cancer, diabetes and dementia at Kingston University drug discovery symposium

Leading experts from across country explore future treatments for cancer, diabetes and dementia at Kingston University drug discovery symposium

Ways that new, targeted therapies for diseases such as cancer, diabetes and dementia can be successfully taken from the lab to the clinic have been explored during a Kingston University event that brought together leading researchers and industry experts from across the United Kingdom.

October 2019

Routine ward rounds not delivering patients quality care, partnership study involving Kingston University and St George's, University of London finds

Routine ward rounds not delivering patients quality care, partnership study involving Kingston University and St George's, University of London finds

The widespread practice of routine ward rounds in England, known as intentional rounding, may not be the best way for nurses to deliver care to patients, a partnership study involving Kingston University and St George's, University of London has revealed.

Fair trade finding new markets in developing countries as India's shoppers outstrip UK consumers in demand for ethical products, Kingston University research reveals

Fair trade finding new markets in developing countries as India's shoppers outstrip UK consumers in demand for ethical products, Kingston University research reveals

Dr Smirti Kutaula, an ethical consumer behaviour and sustainability expert at Kingston Business School, examined perceptions of fair trade and buying behaviour in the two countries

Kingston University's integral role at heart of community celebrated at civic showcase event in borough's Guildhall

Kingston University's integral role at heart of community celebrated at civic showcase event in borough's Guildhall

The key role Kingston University plays in the community was showcased at the borough's Guildhall as staff and students made the most of the opportunity to demonstrate the ways in which they enrich the lives of people across the borough.

Health care research professor at Kingston University and St George's, University of London named Academy of Social Sciences Fellow

Health care research professor at Kingston University and St George's, University of London named Academy of Social Sciences Fellow

Professor of Health care research at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Annette Boaz has been conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.