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EXPERT COMMENT: How our phones disconnect us when we’re together

EXPERT COMMENT: How our phones disconnect us when we’re together

Press releases   •   Feb 11, 2020 14:15 GMT

Dr Genavee Brown, Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University, explores how mobile phones are impacting the connection between people when they are together.​

EXPERT COMMENT: Pseudoscience is taking over social media – and putting us all at risk

EXPERT COMMENT: Pseudoscience is taking over social media – and putting us all at risk

Press releases   •   Aug 02, 2019 15:35 BST

In light of a new study that argues YouTube is not only promoting climate denial content, but allowing deniers to hijack scientific terms, Dr Santosh Vijaykumar, Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow in Digital Health at Northumbria, discusses the role of social media in spreading conspiracy theories.

Adjusting carbon emissions to the Paris climate commitments would prevent thousands of heat-related deaths

Adjusting carbon emissions to the Paris climate commitments would prevent thousands of heat-related deaths

Press releases   •   Jun 07, 2019 16:30 BST

Thousands of annual heat-related deaths could be potentially avoided in major US cities if global temperatures are limited to the Paris Climate Goals compared with current climate commitments, according to a new study published today in Science Advances.

EXPERT COMMENT: Earliest ever evidence of lead pollution found in the Balkans – from 3600BC

EXPERT COMMENT: Earliest ever evidence of lead pollution found in the Balkans – from 3600BC

Press releases   •   May 30, 2018 16:03 BST

Vasile Ersek, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at Northumbria University, and Jack Longman, Research Fellow at University of Southampton, discuss their work undertaken which suggests important role of Balkans in medieval mining due to newly discovered evidence of lead pollution.

What it's really like to live with dementia

What it's really like to live with dementia

Press releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 11:43 BST

Academics Catherine Bailey, Senior Research Fellow in Public Health and Wellbeing, Katie Brittain, Associate Professor of Ageing & Health and Sue Tiplady, Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing, all from Northumbria University, write about dementia research findings.

 EXPERT COMMENT: Time crystals: how scientists created a new state of matter

EXPERT COMMENT: Time crystals: how scientists created a new state of matter

Press releases   •   Feb 22, 2017 14:59 GMT

Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar, Senior Lecturer in Physics at Northumbria University, discusses how a theoretical concept of "time crystals" finally became reality.

EXPERT COMMENT: Ranking the US’s presidents isn’t just a game for Americans

EXPERT COMMENT: Ranking the US’s presidents isn’t just a game for Americans

Press releases   •   Feb 21, 2017 09:39 GMT

Michael Patrick Cullinane, Reader in US History at Northumbria University; Iwan Morgan, Professor at UCL; and J Simon Rofe, Senior Lecturer at SOAS University of London discuss the context of Presidents' Day for The Conversation.

 EXPERT COMMENT: Rural pubs really do make countryside communities happier – but they are closing at an alarming rate

EXPERT COMMENT: Rural pubs really do make countryside communities happier – but they are closing at an alarming rate

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2017 17:06 GMT

Ignazio Cabras, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Regional Economic Development at Northumbria University, discusses findings of his recent study into the impact of pubs on communities.

 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: Always forget to keep your New Year’s resolutions? Smoking and drinking could be why

EXPERT COMMENT: Always forget to keep your New Year’s resolutions? Smoking and drinking could be why

Press releases   •   Jan 03, 2017 10:48 GMT

Anna-Marie Marshall, Colin Hamilton and Tom Heffernan from Department of Psychology at Northumbria University, write about the damage of excessive alcohol use and smoking on prospective memory.