Category: News

The influence of occupational physical activity for employee health, well-being and productivity.

The influence of occupational physical activity for employee health, well-being and productivity. (KESS2 PhD Scholarship) Project Team: Dr Rachel Lord (Academic Lead Supervisor) Dr Mike Stembridge (Academic Supervisor) Prof Diane Crone (Academic Supervisor) Mr David Saunders (Lead Company Supervisor) Project Outline: Regular moderate-vigorous physical activity is essential for maintaining health and wellbeing. Despite this, only… 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?

e-cigarettes

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

The Fish Site

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

IBERS

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 »

Exercise can fast-track your workplace well-being – here’s how

Exercise

This article by Rhi Willmot, KESS 2 PhD researcher at Bangor University, is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Exercise has been found to reduce stress, increase positive mood, decrease anxiety and alleviate depression. But you may not know that the emotional well-being associated with exercise is also linked to key attributes that can help us while we work. One… Read more »

Long-standing KESS 2 company partner Halen Môn’s founders both awarded MBEs in the Queen’s New Year Honours list

Alison & David Lea-Wilson

David and Alison Lea-Wilson, founders of North Wales based SME Halen Môn, were both awarded MBE honours in the 2019 Queen’s New Year Honours list for their work supporting business and industry in Wales. Halen Môn is a world-renowned artisan sea salt company with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status, located on the coast of… Read more »

An introduction to Positive Psychology and Well-being at The Health Dispensary – by Jen Ward

Positive Psychology

This article by Jen Ward, KESS 2 PhD researcher at Cardiff Metropolitan University, is republished from the ‘Health Dispensary Pharmacy and Wellness Clinic’ website. Read the original article here. ‘if positive psychology teaches us anything, it is that all of us are mixture of strengths and weaknesses. No one has it all, and no one lacks it all’   Christopher… Read more »