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EXPERT COMMENT: To save our leisure centres from closure, we may need to hand them to the community

EXPERT COMMENT: To save our leisure centres from closure, we may need to hand them to the community

Press releases   •   Jul 22, 2020 11:34 BST

Many leisure centres survived austerity by transferring their management to the local community. In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Lindsay Findlay-King, Principal Lecturer in Sport Management at Northumbria University, discusses whether this tactic could work again in today's crisis.

EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus anti-vaxxers: one in six British people would refuse a vaccine – here’s how to change their minds

EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus anti-vaxxers: one in six British people would refuse a vaccine – here’s how to change their minds

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2020 15:09 BST

In an article originally written for The Conversation, Dr Daniel Jolley, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University, and Darel Cookson, PhD Candidate in Psychology at Staffordshire University, explain why some people might reject vaccines and how we can look to combat the anti-covid vaccine sentiment.

EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?

EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?

Press releases   •   Jul 06, 2020 16:33 BST

​Alister Scott, Professor of Environmental Geography and an expert in urban planning and infrastructure at Northumbria University, writes for The Conversation on proposals to change the UK's planning system.

Breaking news: Northumbria’s Spring/Summer Newspaper is here!

Breaking news: Northumbria’s Spring/Summer Newspaper is here!

Press releases   •   Jun 04, 2020 14:45 BST

Our first digital-only edition of Northumbria University News is here. Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to ‘read all about’ the exciting developments taking place across the University.

EXPERT COMMENT: BBC - the licence fee is a small price to pay for a service that unites the UK
EXPERT COMMENT: To win the war against illegal streaming sites the Premier League must beat them at their own game

EXPERT COMMENT: To win the war against illegal streaming sites the Premier League must beat them at their own game

Press releases   •   Apr 10, 2017 10:26 BST

Roger Domeneghetti, Lecturer in Journalism at Northumbria, writes about the Premier League for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: 10 things every child with autism wishes you knew

EXPERT COMMENT: 10 things every child with autism wishes you knew

Press releases   •   Mar 31, 2017 14:41 BST

​Helen Driver, PhD Researcher in Autism, Family and Communication and Joanna Reynolds, Research Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Child and Family Wellbeing at Northumbria write about autism for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Ruffled feathers: angry Britons’ battle with dive-bombing birds moves inland

EXPERT COMMENT: Ruffled feathers: angry Britons’ battle with dive-bombing birds moves inland

Press releases   •   Feb 15, 2017 13:40 GMT

Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology, writes about the problem of dive-bombing seagulls for The Conversation.

 EXPERT COMMENT: Why America’s most famous circus was destined to fail

EXPERT COMMENT: Why America’s most famous circus was destined to fail

Press releases   •   Jan 19, 2017 15:00 GMT

Ron Beadle, Professor of Organization and Business Ethics at Northumbria University, writes about America's best known and longest running circus - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.

EXPERT COMMENT: Scientists have discovered a new state of matter for water

EXPERT COMMENT: Scientists have discovered a new state of matter for water

Press releases   •   Dec 23, 2016 10:02 GMT

​Rodrigo Ledesma Aguilar, Senior Lecturer in Physics and Electrical Engineering at Northumbria, writes about a new state of matter for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: How legal aid cuts are putting extra strain on family courts

EXPERT COMMENT: How legal aid cuts are putting extra strain on family courts

Press releases   •   Dec 23, 2016 09:47 GMT

​Kayliegh Richardson, Senior Lecturer in Family Law and Child Care Law at Northumbria, writes about legal aid cuts for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Why Ed Balls deserved the Strictly glitterball

EXPERT COMMENT: Why Ed Balls deserved the Strictly glitterball

Press releases   •   Dec 19, 2016 11:41 GMT

Mary Irwin, Senior Lecturer in Media at Northumbria University, writes about one of Britain's most loved TV shows 'Strictly Come Dancing' climax.

EXPERT COMMENT: Snow leopard ‘rape’: what was really going on?

EXPERT COMMENT: Snow leopard ‘rape’: what was really going on?

Press releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 11:38 GMT

​Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology at Northumbria University, writes about the anthropomorphism of animals in response to the recent episode of BBC One's Planet Earth II.

EXPERT COMMENT: Why markets have bounced back after the election of Donald Trump

EXPERT COMMENT: Why markets have bounced back after the election of Donald Trump

Press releases   •   Nov 11, 2016 15:39 GMT

Scott Ellis, Associate Lecture and PhD Candidate at Northumbria, writes about how the election of Donald Trump has affected the stock markets.

EXPERT COMMENT: Trump is an avowed sinner – so why did American evangelicals vote for him?

EXPERT COMMENT: Trump is an avowed sinner – so why did American evangelicals vote for him?

Press releases   •   Nov 11, 2016 15:26 GMT

Randall Stephens, Reader in History and American Studies at Northumbria, writes about the US Election for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Lest we forget: women also serve in the armed forces

EXPERT COMMENT: Lest we forget: women also serve in the armed forces

Press releases   •   Nov 11, 2016 13:57 GMT

Christina Dodds, PhD researcher at Northumbria, writes about female members of the armed forces this Armistice Day for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Goth, steampunk and the state of subculture today

EXPERT COMMENT: Goth, steampunk and the state of subculture today

Press releases   •   Nov 10, 2016 11:28 GMT

​Claire Nally, Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century English Literature at Northumbria, writes about subculture for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Vietnam is struggling to unite its Mekong neighbours against China

EXPERT COMMENT: Vietnam is struggling to unite its Mekong neighbours against China

Press releases   •   Sep 08, 2016 09:19 BST

Oliver Hensengerth, Lecturer in Politics at Northumbria, writes about territorial wrangling in the region for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Filthy rich? Insects prefer to live in wealthier houses research says

EXPERT COMMENT: Filthy rich? Insects prefer to live in wealthier houses research says

Press releases   •   Sep 07, 2016 15:28 BST

​Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology at Northumbria, writes about households becoming biodiversity hotspots for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: The north-south divide in A-levels explained

EXPERT COMMENT: The north-south divide in A-levels explained

Press releases   •   Aug 25, 2016 10:46 BST

Michael Jopling, Professor in Education in the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at Northumbria, writes about A Levels for The Conversation.