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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cabinet Office has invited a Kingston University health psychologist and her research partners to present findings on why BAME communities may be disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and how targeted health messaging could help mitigate its impact.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.