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"When a national emergency hits it's the sort of thing that really keeps you awake at night" – leading Kingston University health researcher on coronavirus impact on hospices

"When a national emergency hits it's the sort of thing that really keeps you awake at night" – leading Kingston University health researcher on coronavirus impact on hospices

Professor of Health Research at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, Fiona Ross, has played a critical role in ensuring a local charity, Princess Alice Hospice has had the resources, capacity and headroom to continue with its high quality end of life and palliative care during the coronavirus lockdown.

  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.

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.

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.

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.

Are people with learning disabilities being supported during coronavirus pandemic? Leading Kingston University expert analyses if those most vulnerable are getting help they need

Are people with learning disabilities being supported during coronavirus pandemic? Leading Kingston University expert analyses if those most vulnerable are getting help they need

Leading learning disability and palliative care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, who recently became the world's first researcher to conduct studies into palliative care for people with learning disabilities, shares her views on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the elderly and most vulnerable – and how she has produced two illustrative books to help those most in need feel supported at this difficult time.

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.

Inaugural nursing textbook providing guidance on caring for babies with life-limiting conditions launched by Kingston University expert

Inaugural nursing textbook providing guidance on caring for babies with life-limiting conditions launched by Kingston University expert

A professor of nursing at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has co-edited the first book offering guidance to nurses on caring for babies with life-limiting conditions.

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.

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,

Kingston University graduate playing key role in Mars rover mission to search for life on red planet

Kingston University graduate playing key role in Mars rover mission to search for life on red planet

A Kingston University engineering graduate is hoping to help answer the burning question of whether there is life on Mars when Europe's first rover blasts off for the red planet. Mahilal De Silva has been playing a leading role in the construction of the six-wheeled robotic vehicle for the landmark mission at Airbus' Stevenage facility. Named the Rosalind Franklin after the British DNA pioneer, it is the first Mars rover specifically designed to find evidence of past or present life.

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?

Leading Kingston University and St George's, University of London midwifery expert called upon to help transform quality of care in Bangladesh

Leading Kingston University and St George's, University of London midwifery expert called upon to help transform quality of care in Bangladesh

A leading midwifery expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has been called upon to support a Royal College of Midwives Twinning Project with the Bangladesh Midwifery Society to help develop the profession in the country.

Reintroduction of Government grants for student nurses is step in right direction but more must be done, Kingston University expert says

Reintroduction of Government grants for student nurses is step in right direction but more must be done, Kingston University expert says

The British Government's decision to reintroduce grants for aspiring nurses studying at university will increase the talent pool and allow students to enjoy learning with less anxiety around financial pressures, according to the head of nursing at Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

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.

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 and the Royal Borough of Kingston join forces to bring historic Muybridge collection back to borough

Kingston University and the Royal Borough of Kingston join forces to bring historic Muybridge collection back to borough

The unique material, part of the Victorian photographer's own personal collection which he bequeathed to Kingston Museum on his death, will be housed in the University's flagship new Town House building.

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