Research at Kingston University ranges from world leading art and design to philosophy, health, business and groundbreaking science. Discover how our research is making a difference to society, culture and the economy.
A new report by Kingston University and AnnanTech Ltd, for the first time examines the issue of how robust the UK's bank systems are.
Children's underachievement in mathematics is a widespread and significant problem in the UK. Kingston University's Dr Jo Van Herwegen offers an improved way to deliver numerical activities to preschoolers.
Associate Professor Alison Baverstock had seen pre-arrival shared reading used in the US as an aid to student transition. As a former publisher, with a long-term commitment to the value of reading, she was keen to explore whether Kingston students would welcome a shared reading programme.
Research spearheaded by a design expert from Kingston University is shedding new light on the positive impact improved multi-sensory environments can have in dementia care.
Professor Mai describes the phenomenon as sexual humanitarianism, a term he coined to highlight the way all migrants working in the sex industry tend to be represented and targeted as victims of trafficking by the media, policy makers, authorities and non-governmental organisations.
Few people recognise the prevalence among young people involved in amateur sports and fitness of performance and appearance enhancing substances (PAES). Safe You, a research project conducted by institutions in five countries - including Kingston University - has found that the consumption of PAES among 16-25 year-olds is both widespread and increasing.
The demand for search and rescue (SAR) services across the world is increasing, and so is the need for new technology and new understanding to make their efforts more effective. Making SAR more efficient is literally a matter of life and death.
Dr Fiona Jones is leading a programme of research which aims to widen the reach of self-management support to individuals with complex disabilities by developing and evaluating new and innovative approaches appropriate to these groups.
Professor Brian Cathcart, an experienced journalist and now a teacher of journalists, has sought, with others, to facilitate the creation and delivery of effective regulation of news publishing that is independent both of political influence and of the corporate press, and which operates in the best interests of journalism, of the public and of democratic society.
The Audio-Visual Entrepreneurship Resources and Network project, funded through a donation from YTL Corporation, explores the challenges and activities of entrepreneurs engaged in community energy projects in England.
Fundamental genomics studies at Kingston University are providing keys to the origin and evolution of bacterial species, and making a significant contribution to the development of novel antibacterials.
Why do people who live in areas of high flood risk rarely take effective precautions to protect their homes and businesses, and how can research bring about behaviour change?
Gender-neutral vaccinations can reduce the incidence of life-threatening cancers. The health and economic benefits of herd immunity are increasingly recognised by public health bodies across the globe.
There are complex issues around breaking bad news, such as cancer and dying, to people with learning disabilities. Inclusive research has led to guidelines for clinicians and European-wide norms for best practice.
How can music be interpreted and transferred within collaborative artistic works across cultural and language boundaries? The live composing sign language, Soundpainting, explores how knowledge is transferred between artistic collaborators in the moment.
The speed and efficiency with which harmful bacteria can be detected in hospitals is a critical issue in healthcare and patient safety. Superior testing methods for Staphylococcus aureus is helping to prevent the spread of strains of the virus including MRSA.
Dismay at the limited roles and representations of women in comic books led to the creation of a critically-acclaimed and influential project: My So-Called Secret Identity.
Bullying among children has immediate effects on health and wellbeing and can have longer term negative consequences on development and life outcomes. Research has led to anti-bullying policies in British and Arab Israeli schools.
A hundredth of a second. A fraction of a centimetre. It's the difference between gold and silver in elite sport. But how can you track multiple athletes engaged in different events in a space the size of the London O2 Arena?