Category: News

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 »

Why foraging for free is food for the soul

This article by Elisabeth S. Morris-Webb, KESS 2 PhD researcher at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University,  is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. In the past few years, there’s been a resurgence in the idea of foraging for food. The practice of hand gathering plants and animals for bait, money or… Read more »

Winter Networking event success with KESS 2 at Cardiff University

The 19th of December 2018 saw another successful delivery of a KESS 2 Winter Networking event, hosted by the team at Cardiff University. The event presented the opportunity for interaction and collaboration between KESS 2 participants and was well attended by students, academics and PGR administrators from the academic schools.  The event opened with a fun session of ‘icebreaker’ questions which allowed delegates to get to know one another in their groups through the… Read more »

Agroforestry can help the UK meet climate change commitments without cutting livestock numbers

This article by Charlotte Pritchard, KESS 2 PhD Researcher at the School of Natural Sciences in Bangor University, is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Some 12m hectares of the UK is currently covered by agricultural grasslands which support a national lamb and beef industry worth approximately £3.7 billion. However, proposals have been… Read more »

What does gathering from the seashore mean to the modern hunter gatherer

Liz Morris-Webb, a KESS 2 PhD researcher at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences, is looking for people who gather from the seashores of Wales to take part in her research.  If you forage for food, bait, money, education, medicine, research or something more unusual, you can take part. There is increasing interest in ‘nature’s… Read more »

The global value of bivalve aquaculture : KESS 2 participant Andrew van der Schatte Olivier publishes paper in high impact ‘Reviews in Aquaculture’ journal

Mussels

Bangor University KESS 2 PhD student Andrew van der Schatte Olivier has recently published a paper in the journal Reviews in Aquaculture (Impact Factor 7.139). Working in collaboration with local Welsh mussel producers Deep Dock Ltd, Andrew is currently in the third year of his KESS 2 funded scholarship and his paper estimates the global value of ecosystem… Read more »

Emotions: how humans regulate them and why some people can’t

This article by Leanne Rowlands, KESS 2 PhD Researcher in Neuropsychology at the School of Psychology, Bangor University, is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Take the following scenario. You are nearing the end of a busy day at work, when a comment from your boss diminishes what’s left of your dwindling patience…. Read more »

New luminescent materials for application in the aerospace industry

A paper recently published in Chemistry: A European Journal (Wiley Online Library/ChemPubSoc Europe) by first author and KESS 2 student Kaitlin Phillips, of Prof. Simon Pope’s research group in Cardiff University (June 2018), together with collaborators in China, has shown that new organometallic species can be developed that show remarkable electronic properties. KESS 2 project… Read more »

The importance of Universities working with businesses (Western Mail Article)

Although Wales currently faces a substantial amount of political and economic uncertainty, we know for a fact that the future prosperity of Wales very much relies upon on how well we develop and invest in our future generations. Building and growing a competitive edge is essential, and providing resources to combine research, knowledge exchange and… Read more »