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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.

Kingston University goes BIG with its support for local business through partnership with South London boroughs and universities

Kingston University goes BIG with its support for local business through partnership with South London boroughs and universities

Kingston University will share the talents and expertise of staff and students, research expertise and specialist facilities as part of a new programme of support for businesses across South London.

Kingston University and St George's, University of London fellow appointed to prestigious panel for Research Excellence Framework

Kingston University and St George's, University of London fellow appointed to prestigious panel for Research Excellence Framework

A leading researcher at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has become the fourth in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education to be appointed to a prestigious panel for the Government's Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

Kingston University expert explores whether Covid-19 pandemic can be catalyst to develop more sustainable approach to festive period

Dr Paul Micklethwaite, Susutainable Design MA course leader, has outlined some of the ways he is planning to make his festive period more sustainable.

Bringing seasonal spirit to the hospital ward: Kingston University academic shares experiences of nursing during the festive period

Bringing seasonal spirit to the hospital ward: Kingston University academic shares experiences of nursing during the festive period

Adult nursing lecturer Nicola Watts explains how healthcare workers bring some festive spirit and joy for patients who are in hospital during the holiday season.

Report showing higher number of coronavirus deaths in people with learning disabilities highlights need for immediate action, Kingston University expert says

Report showing higher number of coronavirus deaths in people with learning disabilities highlights need for immediate action, Kingston University expert says

A newly-published Public Health England report which shows people with learning disabilities are 6.3 times more likely to die from coronavirus than the rest of the population shows urgent action is required, according to a learning disability and palliative care expert from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

Research into athletes' views on doping reveal issue cannot be dealt with in isolation, Kingston University expert outlines ahead of clean sport conference

Research into athletes' views on doping reveal issue cannot be dealt with in isolation, Kingston University expert outlines ahead of clean sport conference

Kingston University anti-doping expert Professor Andrea Petroczi will take part in a panel discussion exploring athletes' views on the impact doping has on elite sport at a virtual conference next month. The second annual Clean Sport Insight Forum, organised by the Clean Sport Alliance as part of the RESPECT project, will bring together athletes, policymakers and anti-doping researchers on 8-9 December to discuss a range of anti-doping topics and issues.

International guidelines to preserve the cultural heritage of the world's nuclear science and technology developed by Kingston University expert

International guidelines to preserve the cultural heritage of the world's nuclear science and technology developed by Kingston University expert

The secrets of how nuclear power stations have shaped the cultural, social and physical landscapes of the communities in which they are built are set to be unlocked by an international partnership convened by a Cold War expert from Kingston University.

Life inside a Lighthouse Lab: Kingston University PhD student shares experience of volunteering in specialist site testing Covid-19 samples

Life inside a Lighthouse Lab: Kingston University PhD student shares experience of volunteering in specialist site testing Covid-19 samples

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.

Expressive writing project from Kingston University to help Covid-19 healthcare workers overcome traumatic experiences

Expressive writing project from Kingston University to help Covid-19 healthcare workers overcome traumatic experiences

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.

NHS Trust appoints Kingston University and St George's, University of London cardiovascular nursing expert as Non-Executive Director

NHS Trust appoints Kingston University and St George's, University of London cardiovascular nursing expert as Non-Executive Director

A cardiovascular nursing expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London has been appointed as Non-Executive Director at South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

Kingston University experts examine how politics played a key role in the impact of Covid-19 in democratic countries

Kingston University experts examine how politics played a key role in the impact of Covid-19 in democratic countries

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.

International research into availability of PPE during Covid-19 conducted by intensive care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

International research into availability of PPE during Covid-19 conducted by intensive care expert at Kingston University and St George's, University of London

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 and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust receives share of £4.3m government funding for vital study in to link between ethnicity and Covid-19

Kingston University and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust receives share of £4.3m government funding for vital study in to link between ethnicity and Covid-19

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.

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