Category: News

KESS 2 PhD student Beth Mansfield shortlisted as a finalist for the BTS/BALR/BLF Early Career Investigator of the Year Prize

Beth Mansfield

KESS 2 PhD student Beth Mansfield, from Cardiff University, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the BTS/BALR/BLF Early Career Investigator of the Year Prize after submitting her abstract to present at the British Thoracic Society (BTS) Winter Meeting 2019. Out of the 56 entries that were submitted, Beth has been chosen as one of… Read more »

Peer support helping to magnify the wellbeing benefits of outdoor activities

Trys Burke

  With north Wales being described as the ‘Adventure Capital of Europe’ and this year being promoted as #yearofoutdoors, we are all being encouraged to celebrate our mountains, coast and countryside and to immerse ourselves in the nation’s natural beauty and reap the benefits to our wellbeing. A new and exciting study from Bangor University… Read more »

Public Procurement Expo with KESS 2 presence to be held at Bangor University

An ‘Expo’: Public Procurement and meeting the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act Goals at Bangor University’s Neuadd Reichel Hall, to be held on Tuesday 4 February, will bring procurement officers from across the north Wales public sector, academics and other leaders in public procurement together to collaboratively explore how public bodies can use more sustainably produced, local… Read more »

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

Michal USW

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 »