Category: News

Positive psychology: A New Approach to Promoting Healthy Behaviour

We have long been aware that physical inactivity, poor diet, problem alcohol use and smoking have significant long-term health implications. However, reversing lifestyle trends which ultimately result in conditions such as obesity and heart disease, is widely challenging. These health problems significantly reduce quality and length of life for people across the globe. With this… Read more »

KESSmas Event at the University of South Wales

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On 10th December 2019 the KESS 2 Team at the University of South Wales held a “KESSmas” event. The event featured a Q&A session with KESS 2 student Chelsea Courts, a Pecha Kucha competition with 6 participants presenting as well as a Christmas quiz. Presenting in the Pecha Kucha challenge were Hannah Parry, Kerry-ann Liles, Molly Curtis, Miriam… Read more »

U2B Editorial : KESS 2, connecting academia & industry through research

“Where blue skies thinking meets applied research… KESS is the much-needed bridge between industry and academia.” Don’t miss this fantastic editorial piece about KESS 2 published on U2B. To read the full article, visit: https://u2b.com/2019/12/04/kess-2-connecting-academia-industry-research/ Link opens in a new tab. Editorial length approx.1200 words.

Major new research to strengthen sustainability of Welsh farming

As climate change and environmental issues continue to rise in the public’s consciousness, red meat body Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is helping to fund a major piece of research at Bangor University which will help the Welsh lamb and beef sectors in their bid to lead the world in terms of… Read more »

Connecting Generations – Celebrating and learning event 11/4/19

Following the popular series “Hen Blant Bach” and “The Toddlers that took on dementia” on S4C and BBC Wales, Dr Catrin Hedd Jones and her KESS MREs student Mirain Llwyd Roberts, are working with Gwynedd Council and Grŵp Cynefin Housing to invite practitioners to share and celebrate the growing intergenerational work in the UK. Three… Read more »

KESS 2 participant Nicole Hughes publishes paper in BMC Palliative Care journal

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Nicole Marie Hughes, a Bangor University KESS 2 PhD student, has successfully achieved publication within the BMC Palliative Care journal. Nicole has been working in conjunction with four North Wales hospices; Hospice at Home (Gwynedd and Anglesey), St David’s Hospice (Llandudno), St Kentigern Hospice (St Asaph) and Nightingale House (Wrexham) to qualitatively and quantitatively assess… Read more »

E-cigarettes are good or bad depending on the study – so what’s the truth?

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This article by Sarah Mitchell, KESS 2 PhD researcher at Swansea University, was originally written for the The Conversation on 22 October 2018 and has been republished under a Creative Commons license. Credit also to Dr Martin Clift and Prof Shareen Doak (Swansea University). Read the original article here. The number of adults currently using e-cigarettes in the UK is close to… Read more »

Bringing bivalve aquaculture out of its shell: Samantha Andrews from The Fish Site reports on the work of KESS 2 researcher Andy van der Schatte Olivier

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This article, written by Samantha Andrews on 10th January 2019, was originally published on The Fish Site and reports on the research project of KESS 2 PhD candidate Andy van der Schatte Olivier (Bangor University). The article has been republished with full consent from The Fish Site. Read the original article here. The true value of cultured bivalves such as… Read more »

Do you write articles or blog posts as part of your KESS 2 research project?

Many participants write or blog during their MRes or PhD research, whether it’s for their University or School, for platforms such as The Conversation, or for affiliated partners’ independent websites. Let us know if you are writing or blogging! ✏️ If you are already writing let us know! We are always hungry for your stories and… Read more »

IBERS research on sustainable control of gastrointestinal nematodes featured on S4C’s Ffermio

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On Monday 28th January 2018, an Aberystwyth University KESS 2 project researching sustainable control of gastrointestinal nematodes in sheep was featured on S4C’s farming and countryside magazine programme Ffermio. Academic supervisor Dr Rhys Aled Jones and PhD candidate Eiry Williams spoke to Alun Elidir about the threat of anthelmintic resistance to sheep farmers in Wales and… Read more »