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EXPERT COMMENT: Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors

EXPERT COMMENT: Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2018 13:30 GMT

Anna Szolucha, postdoctoral research fellow at Northumbria University, explores why the impact of tremors at the Preston New Road fracking site near Blackpool are reverberating so strongly throughout the community living on the surface.

Newcastle Living Lab welcomes international researchers for collaboration workshop

Newcastle Living Lab welcomes international researchers for collaboration workshop

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2018 10:37 GMT

More than 30 international researchers and practitioners from across Europe visited Northumbria University recently to test and develop new methods of collaboration and co-creation in the field of social innovation of public services during a special three-day workshop.

US expertise strengthened with new appointment

US expertise strengthened with new appointment

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2018 14:26 GMT

The ‘special relationship’ between Northumbria University and the United States has been further strengthened with the appointment of a visiting Professor from across the pond.

EXPERT COMMENT: Nicaragua: Jeremy Corbyn must end his silence over the country’s repressive regime

EXPERT COMMENT: Nicaragua: Jeremy Corbyn must end his silence over the country’s repressive regime

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2018 10:46 GMT

​Hilary Francis, Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow in Global Challenges at Northumbria University, looks at Labour's reaction to those that have died in a government crackdown in the Central American country.

Mooting Triumph for Law Students

Mooting Triumph for Law Students

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2018 10:17 GMT

Students from Northumbria have talked their way to success and valuable pupillage and placement offers after winning a prestigious annual debating competition.

EXPERT COMMENT: We’ve saved pink pigeons from extinction – now let’s be kinder to their grey cousins

EXPERT COMMENT: We’ve saved pink pigeons from extinction – now let’s be kinder to their grey cousins

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2018 16:20 GMT

Mike Jeffries, Associate Professor, Ecology, Northumbria University, talks about the common feral relatives of the charismatic pink pigeon, and why they're just as deserving of our admiration.

Northumbria University recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs List

Northumbria University recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs List

Press Releases   •   Dec 07, 2018 13:21 GMT

Northumbria's research on Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier celebrated for its contribution to understanding the impact of climate change on global sea levels.

Low-carbon travel a step closer following international workshop

Low-carbon travel a step closer following international workshop

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2018 15:55 GMT

New research collaborations have been established between UK and Russian Universities which could see a new generation of low-carbon engines developed – potentially reducing the environmental impact of air and automotive travel in the future.

Fashion designers of the future offered an insiders’ view of the industry

Fashion designers of the future offered an insiders’ view of the industry

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2018 12:24 GMT

Famous names from the UK’s fashion industry, including accomplished Northumbria University fashion graduates, will gather in the region this weekend to inspire the next generation of designers.

EXPERT COMMENT: The ‘Gurlitt case’: how a routine customs check uncovered a sensational Nazi-era art hoard

EXPERT COMMENT: The ‘Gurlitt case’: how a routine customs check uncovered a sensational Nazi-era art hoard

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2018 14:58 GMT

​Malcolm Gee, Visiting Fellow in Art History at Northumbria, tells the story of the Gurlitt Case.

Budding engineer impresses judges with his digital skills

Budding engineer impresses judges with his digital skills

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2018 12:20 GMT

A young student’s research placement with Northumbria University, Newcastle has earned him a regional engineering award.

From a derelict hospital to vibrant new homes

From a derelict hospital to vibrant new homes

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2018 11:25 GMT

​A Northumbria graduate’s ideas to breathe new life into a former hospital have won a prestigious national design award.

Why misinformation on WhatsApp can be a worry for older adults

Why misinformation on WhatsApp can be a worry for older adults

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2018 15:15 GMT

A new research project investigating how older adults respond to misinformation about infectious disease outbreaks received via WhatsApp is about to begin at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

New partnership with Santander boosts entrepreneurship, enterprise and education

New partnership with Santander boosts entrepreneurship, enterprise and education

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2018 10:51 GMT

Northumbria University, Newcastle, has deepened its relationship with Santander Universities UK with a new three-year funding agreement.

EXPERT COMMENT: Retail decline, in maps: England and Wales lose 43m square metres of shop space

EXPERT COMMENT: Retail decline, in maps: England and Wales lose 43m square metres of shop space

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 15:48 GMT

Paul Michael Greenhalgh, Professor of Real Estate and Regeneration at Northumbria, discusses post-industrial decline and how retail spaces are closing and losing value across England and Wales.

Is being a night owl bad for your health?

Is being a night owl bad for your health?

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 12:35 GMT

Night owls may have a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and type 2 diabetes than early risers. In the first ever international review of studies analysing whether being an early riser or a night owl can influence your health, researchers have uncovered a growing body of evidence indicating an increased risk of ill health in people with an evening preference.

The social impact of hydraulic fracturing on communities

The social impact of hydraulic fracturing on communities

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 10:12 GMT

Northumbria University has been awarded a share of more than £460,000 to lead the first UK study of its kind into the social and economic impact of hydraulic fracturing on communities.

£1.4m grant to assess how yoga benefits older people with multiple long-term health conditions

£1.4m grant to assess how yoga benefits older people with multiple long-term health conditions

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2018 10:40 GMT

A major £1.4 million study investigating the benefits that yoga brings to older people with multiple long-term health conditions is about to begin at Northumbria University, Newcastle. It aims to determine both the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a specially-adapted yoga programme for older adults with multimorbidity.

EXPERT COMMENT: More than 11,000 pubs closed since 2001 – but breweries could revive local watering holes

EXPERT COMMENT: More than 11,000 pubs closed since 2001 – but breweries could revive local watering holes

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 16:59 GMT

Ignazio Cabras, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Regional Economic Development at Northumbria University, discusses the impact of boarded up pubs and the impact on rural village life.

Remembering and responding on World Aids Day

Remembering and responding on World Aids Day

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 10:00 GMT

Staff and students at Northumbria University will mark World AIDS Day by celebrating the life and work of a former academic, and launching two new initiatives aimed at highlighting the challenges faced by those living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).