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 The Big Issue names Northumbria academic as one of the UK’s Top 100 Changemakers

The Big Issue names Northumbria academic as one of the UK’s Top 100 Changemakers

Press releases   •   Jan 13, 2020 12:23 GMT

Professor Greta Defeyter of Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been listed as one of The Big Issue’s Top 100 Changemakers for 2020 for her research making a positive impact on society.

Allotment soil is safer than national guidelines suggest

Allotment soil is safer than national guidelines suggest

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2019 10:09 BST

With the rise in popularity of people growing their own fruit and vegetables, it may be surprising to know that many urban allotments have soil with lead levels above UK guidance values. However, new research from Northumbria University suggests that the national soil guidance should be revised as it does not accurately recognise how lead is stored in the soil and transfers to vegetables.

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.

Research reveals new benefits of school holiday clubs

Research reveals new benefits of school holiday clubs

Press releases   •   Jul 27, 2018 09:17 BST

With the Government’s announcement today (27 July) of a £2 million fund to provide holiday activities for children, newly-published research from Northumbria University, Newcastle has revealed that holiday clubs provide many more benefits for both children and parents than previously believed.

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Public Lecture Series: Professor Dianne Ford

Public Lecture Series: Professor Dianne Ford

Events   •   Jan 05, 2017 17:01 GMT

Professor Dianne Ford, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University Can we eat to live longer? Refreshments will be available from 6pm

Jan 24, 18:0019:30 GMT

Northumbria University Room CCE 002, Business & Law Building City Campus East Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 2SW