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November 2018

Kingston University child development scientist shares expertise with politicians in Westminster as part of Royal Society scheme

Kingston University child development scientist shares expertise with politicians in Westminster as part of Royal Society scheme

Child development expert Dr Jo Van Herwegen has been based in the House of Commons for a week finding out how research can effectively influence policy.

Kingston University philosophy expert wins Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to explore sex division in natural history

Kingston University philosophy expert wins Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to explore sex division in natural history

Professor of Modern European Philosophy Stella Sandford has been awarded more than £141,000 from the leading research funder to explore the philosophical basis of sex classification in natural history.

International business travel increases risk taking and puts strain on mental health, research from Kingston University and International SOS reveals

International business travel increases risk taking and puts strain on mental health, research from Kingston University and International SOS reveals

People who travel internationally as part of their work are more likely to engage in risky behaviour while away from home, according to a new study by Kingston University and International SOS Foundation.

Kingston University and St George's, University of London awarded grant to study how ambulance crews can better diagnose heart attacks

Kingston University and St George's, University of London awarded grant to study how ambulance crews can better diagnose heart attacks

Kingston University and St George's, University of London are leading a study to establish the best way to diagnose people suspected of having a heart attack after being awarded a £196,500 grant by the British Heart Foundation.

Encouraging more health workers to have flu jab needs new approach that connects on an emotional level, Kingston University research finds

Encouraging more health workers to have flu jab needs new approach that connects on an emotional level, Kingston University research finds

Persuading more health workers to have the flu jab to protect themselves and their patients cannot be done through facts and statistics alone, new research by a leading behavioural scientist from Kingston University has revealed.

October 2018

Kingston University and St George's, University of London academic awarded Honorary Fellowship from College of Paramedics

Kingston University and St George's, University of London academic awarded Honorary Fellowship from College of Paramedics

Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing Tom Quinn has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the College of Paramedics in recognition of his achievements and outstanding contribution to improving and advancing paramedic practice and, in turn, improving both patient care and population health.

Pets help retired owners fall asleep more easily and feel better about their neighbourhood, Kingston and St George's research reveals

Pets help retired owners fall asleep more easily and feel better about their neighbourhood, Kingston and St George's research reveals

Health and wellbeing expert Gill Mein and statistician Robert Grant from the department of rehabilitation sciences found older people who own pets fall asleep more easily and feel consistently more positive about their local environment than those who don't have animals.

September 2018

Kingston University experts to explore how 5G technology could provide farmers with eye in the sky over their fields as part of £2.1m Government-funded 5GRIT project

Kingston University experts to explore how 5G technology could provide farmers with eye in the sky over their fields as part of £2.1m Government-funded 5GRIT project

Kingston University's Robot Vision team will explore how 5G could allow intelligent drones to monitor crops and livestock on farms as part of nine-partner initiative trialling innovative uses of the technology across a range of rural applications.

Kingston University academics appointed to UK Research and Innovation's Future Leaders Peer Review College to help identify top emerging talent

Kingston University academics appointed to UK Research and Innovation's Future Leaders Peer Review College to help identify top emerging talent

Academics from across Kingston University's four Faculties have been selected to play a key role in helping identify the country's brightest emerging research talent as part of a new fellowship set up by national funding agency UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

July 2018

Strong leadership of allied health professions key to transforming NHS, according to study by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Strong leadership of allied health professions key to transforming NHS, according to study by Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Ensuring physiotherapists, paramedics, occupational therapists and the other roles that make up the 14 allied health professions have robust, strategic-level leadership in place is key to unlocking their potential to transform patient care across the NHS, new research by Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has revealed.

Campaign supported by Kingston University Professor's research leads to extension of HPV vaccine to 400,000 UK boys to protect against certain cancers

Campaign supported by Kingston University Professor's research leads to extension of HPV vaccine to 400,000 UK boys to protect against certain cancers

Research by Kingston Business School professor Giampiero Favato has led to the Joint Committee of Vaccinations and Immunisations advising Government to vaccinate boys against HPV which in turn has led to health ministers in England, Scotland and Wales confirming the HPV vaccine will be extended to all UK boys by September next year.

Kingston University appoints Professor Jill Schofield as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of its new Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

Kingston University appoints Professor Jill Schofield as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of its new Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

Professor Jill Schofield – an eminent business management expert and academic leader – has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Kingston University's new Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.

Healthcare experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London reflect on the challenges facing the NHS at 70

Healthcare experts from Kingston University and St George's, University of London reflect on the challenges facing the NHS at 70

As the NHS turns 70, three experts from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education have highlighted some of the fundamental issues the service needs to navigate as it looks to the future.

June 2018

Kingston University welcomes local community on to campus for its annual Civic Reception showcasing the work of staff and students

Kingston University welcomes local community on to campus for its annual Civic Reception showcasing the work of staff and students

Kingston University's commitment to being at the heart of the community was highlighted at its annual Civic Reception which gave guests the opportunity to come in and see the work of staff and students.

Making maths fun: Estimation games to help nurseries and parents improve pre-schoolers' skills created by Kingston University expert

Making maths fun: Estimation games to help nurseries and parents improve pre-schoolers' skills created by Kingston University expert

A series of number games proven to boost pre-school children's confidence and ability in maths in just five weeks has been produced for nurseries and parents by a leading child psychologist from Kingston University.

Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University in top 200 young institutions across the globe

Times Higher Education ranks Kingston University in top 200 young institutions across the globe

Kingston University has been named in the world's top 200 young universities in the latest international rankings by sector-leading publication the Times Higher Education (THE)

May 2018

More support needed to protect home carers from emotional pressures of supporting people with dementia, report co-authored by Kingston University expert reveals

More support needed to protect home carers from emotional pressures of supporting people with dementia, report co-authored by Kingston University expert reveals

Home carers who provide support to elderly people with dementia need more support to help them cope with the emotional pressures of the job, found a report by Kingston University and Kings College London.

Kingston University expert appointed to Research Excellence Framework equality panel outlines need to break down gender and ethnicity barriers in research careers

Kingston University expert appointed to Research Excellence Framework equality panel outlines need to break down gender and ethnicity barriers in research careers

Professor Fiona Ross, a leading expert in nursing and services for older peoplefrom Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has been appointed to the REF's Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel

Six steps to returning to work after mental health illness – Kingston University researchers play key role in developing online toolkit for employers

Six steps to returning to work after mental health illness – Kingston University researchers play key role in developing online toolkit for employers

Researchers from Kingston University have played a key role in developing a resource for employers to help staff members returning to work after absence due to mental ill health.

Urgent review on laws around bullying and cyberbullying required, Kingston University research finds

Urgent review on laws around bullying and cyberbullying required, Kingston University research finds

The laws around cyberbullying and bullying, plus training for mental health assessments of victims, are in need of an urgent review, according to a leading psychology expert from Kingston University.