News & Events

Sharing first-hand experience; the reality of dealing with disaster management at the time of the floods in Surrey earlier in the year

Dr Ian Greatbach stepped out of the lecture theatre to share his knowledge co-ordinating the emergency response to the flooding in Chertsey.

Dr Ian Greatbatch, lecturer at the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment and head of flood and technical rescue at Surrey Search and Rescue Service was able to share his expertise in emergency response with students studying environmental hazards and disaster management:  http://www.kingston.ac.uk/news/article/1276/21-mar-2014-environmental-hazards-and-disaster-management-expert-shares-experience-of-working-on-frontline-of-surrey-flood/

Posted in Geography, Geology and Environment News

Six PhD projects vacancies in CFES (Closing date 9 May 2014).

The Centre for Fire and Explosion Studies (CFES) at Kingston University is currently inviting applicants for six PhD projects. The research posts/PhD projects are funded by the European Union Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) and are part of the multidisciplinary SafeLNG project that aims to investigate the complex physics underpinning the safe handling of Liquefied ...

Posted in Centre for Fire and Explosion Studies

Cancer Study Group invited lecture

On behalf of Caner Theme you are invited to attend our next Cancer Study Group invited lecture that will be delivered by Professor Sue Eccles from the Institute of Cancer Research as detailed below. Please put the date for this highly informative talk in you diary. Title: Targeted cancer drug development: a translational perspective Speaker: Professor Sue ...

Posted in Cancer Biology Research Group

The elusive link between vitamin D levels, supplementation and ill health: time to up the game?

  Professor Declan Naughton Kingston University  All welcome to what should be a very entertaining talk. Wed 30th April, 1-2 pm The Doctoral School (Room MB-231), Penrhyn Road Campus, Kingston University Vitamin D status has been linked to a range of disorders, including diabetes.  However, the link has proved controversial and different studies have shown conflicting results.  A recent study by ...

Posted in Diabetes Research Group, Sport, Exercise, Nutrition and Public Health Research Group

DDDPC student wins one of the KU Talent Awards “Postgraduate Student of the Year”

Dahlia Salman has been awarded one of the KU Talent Awards 2014 for being the “Postgraduate Student of the Year”. She was competing with strong candidates that were nominated from the different faculties across the university. The Judging panel included the Royal Mail, Haymarket, AGR, IBM, CIVILSERVICE, Menzies, Come alive enterprise, RBS Group, Graduate Promotions and BT. The panel ...

Posted in Drug Discovery, Delivery and Patient Care

Have you wondered how the film Gravity was made?

The much talked about special effects created for the BAFTA and Oscar award winning film Gravity, reflected in the technical skills of a group of people, with graduate - Sam Salek along with his team of colleagues at Framestore producing powerful imagery.  Sam Salek who graduated in 2009 with a BSc in Media Technology, talks about how he worked with a team of people; explaining the ...

Posted in Computing and Information Systems News, Media Tech, SEC News

Health implications of contaminated water following the recent floods

Expert medical microbiologist, Professor Mark Fielder at the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, was asked by LBC news to analyse flood water in Egham, Surrey following the recent floods.  His findings by taking a sample of water for analysis in the microbiology laboratories in Kingston University revealed around 85,000 bacteria/100 ml of water. The ...

Posted in Infection and Immunity, SEC News, Uncategorized

Funding for SENPHRG MSc by Research studentship

Funding has been awarded to the SENPHRG for an MScR studentship: Development and evaluation of fast GC-MS methods for drug screening. DoS – Declan Naughton, Co-supervisors - Andrea Petroczi and Glenn Taylor. (Value £12,000)

Posted in Sport, Exercise, Nutrition and Public Health Research Group

Congratulations to Saira Khan

who successfully defended her thesis viva ‘Female Athlete Triad & cognitively restricted eating’ in January and is just finishing her minor corrections. DOS: Prof. Andrea Petroczi.

Posted in Sport, Exercise, Nutrition and Public Health Research Group

Summer Internships 2014

The Faculty will be funding 35 Undergraduate Summer Research Internships this summer. To find out more and apply or read about the experiences of last years interns visit http://sec.kingston.ac.uk/internships/.

Posted in Diabetes Research Group, Sport, Exercise, Nutrition and Public Health Research Group