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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.

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.

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.

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.

Experts explore how new technologies can address role of environmental pollution in decline of honeybees in project funded by BIG South London

Experts explore how new technologies can address role of environmental pollution in decline of honeybees in project funded by BIG South London

A team of academics from Kingston University are sharing their expertise to support the development of new devices for monitoring pollutants within honeybee hives in a project funded from the BIG South London Voucher Scheme.

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.

National Food Strategy: Kingston University nutrition expert outlines value of proposals and potential impact of post-Brexit trade deals on obesity and diabetes

National Food Strategy: Kingston University nutrition expert outlines value of proposals and potential impact of post-Brexit trade deals on obesity and diabetes

Last week saw the publication of the government-commissioned National Food Strategy – an independent report led by restaurateur Henry Dimbleby which outlined how the country's food system and our diets need to change to meet health, climate and nature targets. Here, Kingston University associate professor in nutrition Dr Hilda Mulrooney, a member of the British Dietetic Association's specialist obesity group, analyses the findings and sets out the importance of taking forward some of the key recommendations.

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.

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'.

Kingston University psychologists investigate impact of Covid-19 pandemic on mental health of young people with behavioural issues

Kingston University psychologists investigate impact of Covid-19 pandemic on mental health of young people with behavioural issues

Psychologists at Kingston University are exploring how the pandemic has affected the mental health of young people with behavioural issues and their families – and how it could be mitigated.

Untold stories of nuclear power stations to be uncovered in cultural heritage research led by Kingston University Cold War expert

Untold stories of nuclear power stations to be uncovered in cultural heritage research led by Kingston University Cold War expert

A Cold War expert from Kingston University is expecting a cache of untold stories to be unearthed from the communities who worked at decommissioned nuclear power stations and raised their families nearby during a new cultural heritage project.

Covid-19 anxiety syndrome may prevent people from returning to normal living after pandemic, new research involving Kingston University expert finds

Covid-19 anxiety syndrome may prevent people from returning to normal living after pandemic, new research involving Kingston University expert finds

‘Covid-19 anxiety syndrome' may cause a significant number of people to struggle with a return to normal daily life in the UK after the pandemic, new research by Kingston University and London South Bank University has revealed.

Kingston University to develop ground-breaking technology in partnership with homecare provider Salutem to support people with autism and learning difficulties

Kingston University to develop ground-breaking technology in partnership with homecare provider Salutem to support people with autism and learning difficulties

Kingston University has teamed up with Salutem Care and Education in a £220,000 technology project to improve care for people with autism and learning difficulties. Experts from the University's School of Computer Science and Mathematics will work with the homecare provider to design and develop a sophisticated sensor system that will alert carers when urgent support is needed.

Kingston University retail expert on high street reopening as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease

Kingston University retail expert on high street reopening as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease

As the United Kingdom continues its gradual unlocking of society with the reopening of non-essential retail, business and consumer expert at Kingston University Dr Patricia Harris looks at how the latest lifting of Covid-19 restrictions will affect the high street and the shops that have been closed since the turn of the year.

Exercise recommendations for people with chronic pain welcomed by rehabilitation science expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

Exercise recommendations for people with chronic pain welcomed by rehabilitation science expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

The announcement by medicines watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) that exercise should be recommended to people suffering from chronic pain, rather than prescribed painkillers, has been welcomed by rehabilitation science expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Mike Hurley. Professor Hurley, whose award-winning programme ESCAPE-pain has now helped more than 20,000 people with chronic hip and knee pain and saved the NHS an estimated £30 million in the process, gives his thoughts on the new guidance.

Women's History Month: Kingston University professors and associate professors discuss career experiences, impact of their research and advice for next generation

Women's History Month: Kingston University professors and associate professors discuss career experiences, impact of their research and advice for next generation

Women working in senior academic roles across Kingston University share details of their research and how it is making a difference, as well as discussing the importance of work to ensure more women professors and associate professors are supported through their careers, alongside advice for female students and early career researchers working towards promotion.

Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert reacts to news of Covid-19 vaccine priority for people with learning disabilities after campaign

Kingston University and St George's, University of London expert reacts to news of Covid-19 vaccine priority for people with learning disabilities after campaign

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, learning disability and palliative care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne has been campaigning to ensure those with learning disabilities were prioritised for a vaccine. It's been announced the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised the government everyone on the GP learning disability register should be fast-tracked for a jab. Professor Tuffrey-Wijne gave her reaction to the news she had been calling for.

Amplifying the voice of consumers is essential for advancing fair trade and sustainability, says Kingston University researcher during Fairtrade Fortnight

Amplifying the voice of consumers is essential for advancing fair trade and sustainability, says Kingston University researcher during Fairtrade Fortnight

Understanding and listening to consumers is essential to promote fair trade and sustainability, says a Kingston University expert who shared some of her research findings during Fairtrade Fortnight.

LGBT+ History Month: It's not a sin, but it's still a crime

LGBT+ History Month: It's not a sin, but it's still a crime

Dr Max Morris is a Lecturer in Criminology at Kingston University. For LGBT+ History Month, Dr Morris reflects on media representations of and research about HIV. They gave a guest talk for students and staff hosted by the Union of Kingston Students.

LGBT+ History Month: People with learning disabilities still face barriers to expressing sexuality identity

LGBT+ History Month: People with learning disabilities still face barriers to expressing sexuality identity

As part of LGBT+ History Month, Dr Mark Brown, senior lecturer in learning disability nursing at Kingston University, explains why people with learning disabilities still face barriers to expressing their sexuality identity and what should be done about it.

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