Student wins national social mobility award at House of Lords ceremony

A social work student from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has won a national social mobility award for her voluntary and charity work at the inaugural UpReach Student Social Mobility Awards.

Rochelle Watson, a single mother to three-year-old son Allan Junior and the first in her family to go to university, picked up the Charity and Third Sector accolade at a ceremony at the House of Lords. The awards recognise the achievements of undergraduates from less advantaged backgrounds across the United Kingdom.


New book outlines ramifications of privatising social work services

A book setting out the far-reaching implications of privatising social work has been unveiled by a leading academic from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

 

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Expert plays key role in study to help doctors identify when terminally ill patients are close to death

Research jointly undertaken by Kingston University and St George's, University of London's new Associate Dean of Research and Enterprise has identified the key signs and symptoms expert doctors use to recognise when terminally ill patients are close to death.

Professor Priscilla Harries, who is also the Director of the Centre of Health and Social Care Research in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, co-authored the study led by researchers at the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London.


Global report on migration and health seeks to dispel myths

A comprehensive new report which aims to dispel unfounded myths about migration has been published.

The UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health is the result of a two-year project led by experts from 13 countries. It includes a main report, new data analysis and two original research papers featuring contributions from researchers at St George’s Centre for Global Health, based in the Institute for Infection and Immunity.

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New genetic knowledge could help treat rare heart and lung condition

Research conducted by an international group of researchers has linked two important genes with pulmonary arterial hypertension, an incurable condition affecting the blood vessels of the lungs.

Using state-of-the-art technology, the international consortium of researchers from the UK, Europe and United States carried out genetic analysis of over 2,000 people with the condition, comprising the largest study to date.

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