Author: KESS 2 (M)

The BioComposites Centre Annual Report highlighting KESS 2 Bangor researchers

The BioComposites Centre Featured Image

The BioComposites Centre have three KESS 2 researchers at Bangor University. Read more about two of our participants mentioned in the Annual Report below. “Carlo, Jenny and Josh are a fantastic addition to the research community here at the Centre.” said Dr Morwenna Spear, one of their supervisors. “The KESS 2 programme is an excellent… Read more »

KESS 2 Showcase Event at USW

On 8th February 2023, the KESS 2 Team at USW held a showcase event that gave researchers the opportunity to present their ESF funded work and share their individual KESS 2 journeys. The showcase event, held at the USW Conference Centre in Treforest Campus, Pontypridd, highlighted the achievements of KESS 2 participants and gave an… Read more »

KESS 2 researcher’s prize for work on cutting river pollution from disused mines

Aaron Todd Receives First Prize

Swansea University KESS 2 researcher Aaron Todd has been awarded first prize at a prestigious international conference for his research on tackling river pollution from disused mines. Based at the Department of Geography in Swansea University, Aaron is carrying out a PhD on quantifying river pollution and has utilised salt dilution flow gauging; a technique for… Read more »

Free IOM3 membership for all KESS 2 & KESS 2 East Postgraduate Researchers across Wales!

An image promoting free membership with text and logos.

KESS 2 have negotiated for all our funded postgraduate researchers to have access to a FREE membership with the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3). IOM3 is a major UK science and engineering institution and a registered charity governed by a Royal Charter. They support professionals in materials, minerals, mining and associated technical disciplines… Read more »

Fish hives: artificial reef structures restoring coral colonies

Coral reefs are tropical habitats made from living coral that thrive in the warm waters of the world. Unfortunately, due to global warming, these delicate corals are being damaged and the habitat they create is turning to rubble. In response to this, many research projects have been initiated focusing on restoring corals and rebuilding reefs…. Read more »

Using Science to Help Prepare Welsh Athletes for the Commonwealth Games

Article by Daniel Nash (KESS 2 funded PhD researcher, Cardiff Metropolitan University) I started my KESS 2 PhD in the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences in 2019, focusing on sport and exercise physiology, and my research is supervised by Drs Michael Hughes, Richard Webb, Rebecca Aicheler and Paul Smith. The ESF-funded KESS 2… Read more »

KESS 2 funded researcher Donna Dixon discusses the effects of increased screen time for children on BBC Radio Cymru

Parent and child using their phones

  On 28th June 2022, KESS 2 funded researcher Donna Dixon from Bangor University shared her insights on the increased device usage of children during lockdown in a discussion with Robin Williams and Jennifer Jones on BBC Radio Cymru. Donna’s research project, titled “Behavioural and health impacts of raising children in a digital household” aims… Read more »

Collating current evidence on wild ungulate species population management : Owain Barton publishes first paper in PLoS ONE

A photograph of two fallow deer

Bangor University KESS 2 PhD candidate Owain Barton has published his first paper in the academic journal PLoS ONE (Impact Factor 3.24). Owain’s research investigates factors influencing landscape-scale use of woodlands by fallow deer and is conducted in collaboration with The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (www.gwct.org.uk/wales) and The British Deer Society (www.bds.org.uk). The aim of… Read more »

BBC Springwatch feature Bangor University KESS 2 Aesculapian snake research project

Two people capturing a juvenile snake in a forest.

  On 8th June 2022, KESS 2 PhD researcher Tom Major and Bangor University peer Lauren Jeffrey, both from the School of Natural Sciences, featured on the BBC’s Springwatch sharing their research on the introduced Aesculapian snake population in Colwyn Bay. Tom and Lauren have been radio tracking the snakes, allowing them to understand their… Read more »