Category: News

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: 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

Emma Jones sitting by her desk

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 »

Credit-card sized radar allows for autonomous and non-invasive honeybee hive monitoring

On 6th of June 2021, Bangor University’s KESS 2 PhD student Nawaf Aldabashi presented his innovative honeybee monitoring radar device at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium, hosted virtually from Atlanta in the US. The event was a hybrid of both online and in-person attendance and Nawaf was given the opportunity to remotely demonstrate the design… Read more »

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022

On Friday 11th February 2022 we celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science by highlighting some of KESS 2’s very own Women in STEM in a Twitter campaign:

In memoriam : Dr Adrian Mironas

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of KESS 2 Alumnus, Dr Adrian Mironas, who passed away on the 24th of January 2022. We would like to remember Adrian by recognising his achievements and contributions through KESS 2 and the wider professional academic society. Adrian was passionate about his… Read more »

Helping injured athletes return to sport: Holly Jones publishes her first paper

Holly Jones, a KESS 2 PhD researcher at Cardiff Metropolitan University, has published her first paper in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports (impact factor 4.221) following the initial part of her research project. Holly’s collaborative project with company partner Dragons Rugby Wales focuses on examining lower limb movement strategies using wearable technology…. Read more »

Combining Hydrological Modelling and Visual Analytics to support flood alleviation planning and management

Researchers from the Schools of Natural Sciences (SNS) and Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) at Bangor University, in collaboration with Ymgynghoriaeth Gwynedd Consultancy (YGC), have developed a new decision support toolkit, Land Use Change SWAT+ Toolkit (LUCST), to enhance the planning and management of flood alleviation schemes in Gwynedd county. Land Use Land Cover… Read more »