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Cardiff University KESS Projects in the News...

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A number of our KESS PhD projects and scholars have been attracting attention over recent months. The Research and Commercial Division is keen to hear about news from any on-going KESS projects, so please do forward us any relevant information (  


Rachel Poucher’s PhD work on ‘Developing a new business model for local news provision and addressing the democratic deficit in the digital economy’ (School of Journalism in collaboration with the Media Standards Trust with Prof Justin Lewis) has attracted coverage in the local and national media, including The Politics Show Wales, and a full programme-length item on ITV Wales in Feb 2011. 
See Rachel’s blog at:


James Evans (School of Biosciences, working in collaboration with Cultech Ltd on ‘Modulation of gut bacteria in healthy individuals to promote gut health and host well being’ with Dr Julian Marchesi) was awarded first prize for best student presentation at the KESS annual event.  James wins advice and support from with consultants, Design time, as well as a writing for business workshop and team building day. 
More at:


A collaboration with the National Botanic Garden of Wales and the Welsh School of Pharmacy, underpinned by KESS studentships supervised by Prof Les Baillie is working on therapeutic treatments derived from tea and honey (as cultivated at the NBGW).  The projects are attracting wider media interest including articles in the professional press and The Guardian.  
Find out more and see KESS scholar William McCully and his tea plants at:

For more information on KESS projects at Cardiff, please contact: 

KESS Project Manager: Hywel Edwards

Research Development, Research and Commercial Division (RACDV)

tel: 02920 876957 / internal x76957 / e-mail: