Tag: Wellbeing

Covid Chronicles (Video): Undertaking R&D with KESS 2 during a global pandemic

Simon Johns

 KESS 2 recently asked participants how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on their respective research projects. Postgraduate researcher Simon Johns, and his company partner Gwylan, share their experiences of continuing their KESS 2 funded R&D during these trying times. The Student Perspective: Simon Johns, Cardiff University I’m studying an MPhil; it’s an evaluation of… Read more »

Covid Chronicles (Audio & Blog) : Adam Williams from Cardiff University shares his lockdown experiences

 Covid Chronicles is a series of stories from KESS 2 participants in reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is a blog post and audio recording by Adam Williams from Cardiff University: When written in Chinese, the term ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger the other represents opportunity. While the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown… Read more »

Covid Chronicles (Video) : Robin Andrews from the University of South Wales shares her experiences of researching during lockdown

Robin Andrews

 Covid Chronicles is a series of stories from KESS 2 participants in reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is a video response from Robin Andrews of the University of South Wales. You can read the video transcript below: Introduction Hi, my name is Robin Andrews and I’m a KESS 2 funded PhD student at the University… Read more »

10 Facts about the Menopause : an article by KESS 2 student Robin Andrews

Article reposted from: https://health.research.southwales.ac.uk/health-research-news/10-facts-about-menopause/  Menopause can disrupt many aspects of women’s lives. To help raise awareness on World Menopause Awareness Day, which is on Sunday October 18, Robin Andrews – a PhD student in the Lifespan Health and Wellbeing Research Group who’s evaluating an online symptom tracker for women with menopausal symptoms – has put together 10 facts about the… Read more »

Watch: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure webinar talks by KESS 2 particpants

On 30th July 2020 Bangor University’s Sustainability Lab hosted a webinar focusing on Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, linking up with the United Nations “Goal of the Month”. Amongst the speakers for the webinar were three KESS 2 participants; Shannan Southwood-Samuel, Nisha Rawindaran and Jennifer Langer, whose short talks you can watch again below. Videos are subtitled… Read more »

Watch: Partnerships for Sustainability webinar talks by KESS 2 participants

On 25th June 2020 Bangor University’s Sustainability Lab hosted a webinar titled “Partnerships for Sustainability” to plug in with the United Nations Goal of the Month No.17, “Partnerships for the Goals”. Amongst the speakers for the webinar were three KESS 2 participants; Andrew Rogers, Jessica Hughes and John Barker, whose short talks you can watch again… Read more »

The economic value of ecosystem services from the Welsh uplands: KESS 2 participant Ashley Hardaker publishes paper in international ‘Ecosystem Services’ journal

Ashley Hardaker

Bangor University KESS 2 PhD student Ashley Hardaker has recently published his first paper from his PhD in the journal Ecosystem Services (Impact Factor 5.572). Ashley is currently in the third year of his KESS 2 funded scholarship working in collaboration with Coed Cymru CYF and his paper estimates the economic value of ecosystem services… 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 »

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 »