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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 experts from Kingston University has released a report examining the initial response of eight democratic 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.

Kingston University project helps people in conflict regions overcome trauma through creative writing

Kingston University project helps people in conflict regions overcome trauma through creative writing

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.

Kingston University expert explores history of social work from its creation in 1970 to the current day

Kingston University expert explores history of social work from its creation in 1970 to the current day

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.

Kingston University psychologist presents to Cabinet Office on how to engage with black, Asian and minority ethnic communities most at risk from COVID-19

Kingston University psychologist presents to Cabinet Office on how to engage with black, Asian and minority ethnic communities most at risk from COVID-19

A health psychologist from Kingston University was invited by the government's Cabinet Office to present findings alongside her research partners on why BAME communities may be disproportionately affected by Covid-19 - and how targeted health messaging could help mitigate that impact.

"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.

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