Category: News

Bangor University KESS 2 researcher Carlo Kupfernagel wins award at WSE 2022

Carlo Kupfernagel, a KESS 2 PhD candidate from Bangor University, recently won this year’s Student Award for Best Oral Presentation at the 18th annual meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering (WSE 2022), hosted by the University of Goettingen, Germany. The network currently involves 10 partner countries, and its aim is to contribute to… Read more »

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

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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

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  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

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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 »

Adam Williams wins the ‘Researching the Rainbow: LGBTQ+ thesis of the Year’ award

Adam Williams, a KESS 2 participant from Cardiff University, recently won the ‘Researching the Rainbow: LGBTQ+ thesis of the Year’ award at National Student Pride 2022. It is the UK’s biggest LGBTQ+ student event, committed to improving the queer student experience across the UK. The award acknowledges a researcher who demonstrates a passion for bringing… Read more »

“Taking the time to talk to patients is fundamental for their care”

Article reposted from: https://www.southwales.ac.uk/news/news-2022/taking-the-time-to-talk-to-patients-is-fundamental-for-their-care/ To mark International Nurses’ Day (Thursday 12 May) we are speaking to some of our inspirational Nursing graduates who are continuing to make a real difference in their profession. Hilary Dyer, a mental health nurse who worked on acute wards for a short period during the Covid-19 pandemic, is studying a Masters by… Read more »

World Kidney Day 2022

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10th March 2022 is World Kidney Day and here at KESS 2 we are highlighting some of the fantastic kidney related research funded by the ESF in partnership with Kidney Wales. KESS 2 researchers Emma Jones of Bangor University and Lauren Jones of Cardiff Metropolitan University both have research projects with Kidney Wales. Lauren’s project… Read more »