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Examining the impact of climate change on Siberia’s stores of permafrost
New technology could see solar panels integrated into windows and cladding

New technology could see solar panels integrated into windows and cladding

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2021 09:18 GMT

A team of researchers, including renewable energy experts from Northumbria University, has received significant funding to revolutionise the fabrication and application of photovoltaic devices used to produce solar energy.

Leadership programme secures funding to support more SMEs on road to recovery

Leadership programme secures funding to support more SMEs on road to recovery

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2021 14:19 GMT

A hugely successful leadership programme, created specifically to help SMEs build resilience and manage the impact of Covid-19, has secured funding to support an additional cohort of businesses from the region next month (March), as well as confirming a second round of the programme to take place later this year.

Media collaboration offers opportunities to writers from under-represented backgrounds

Media collaboration offers opportunities to writers from under-represented backgrounds

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2021 11:04 GMT

A new initiative co-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by the New Statesman and Daily Mirror aims to increase opportunities for aspiring writers and journalists from under-represented backgrounds.

EXPERT COMMENT: Bitcoin isn’t getting greener: four environmental myths about cryptocurrency debunked

EXPERT COMMENT: Bitcoin isn’t getting greener: four environmental myths about cryptocurrency debunked

Press releases   •   Feb 24, 2021 13:00 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Peter Howson, Senior Lecturer in International Development, Northumbria University, explores environmental myths around cryptocurrency.

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO REVOLUTIONISE SUPPORT FOR LGBT+ VETERANS

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO REVOLUTIONISE SUPPORT FOR LGBT+ VETERANS

Press releases   •   Feb 24, 2021 07:00 GMT

Northumbria University and Fighting With Pride - The LGBT+ Armed Forces Charity – have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a shared mission of transforming support for LGBT+ Veterans.

EXPERT COMMENT: Why urban gardens are crucial for conserving bees and butterflies – and how you can help them

EXPERT COMMENT: Why urban gardens are crucial for conserving bees and butterflies – and how you can help them

Press releases   •   Feb 23, 2021 10:57 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Katherine Baldock, Senior Lecturer in Ecology, Northumbria University, explores how urban gardens can help conserve bees and butterflies.

Northumbria KTP addressing the challenges of the UK housing crisis is rated outstanding

Northumbria KTP addressing the challenges of the UK housing crisis is rated outstanding

Press releases   •   Feb 15, 2021 13:37 GMT

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Platinum Electrical Engineering and Northumbria University has received the highest possible rating by an independent assessor.

INNOVATIVE ANTIVIRAL COATING TO REDUCE SPREAD OF COVID-19

INNOVATIVE ANTIVIRAL COATING TO REDUCE SPREAD OF COVID-19

Press releases   •   Feb 15, 2021 07:00 GMT

Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have been backed by the Government’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to develop an antiviral coating suitable for use on everyday surfaces.

Capital punishment and execution culture explored
Samling Institute partnership is music to the ears of Northumbria students

Samling Institute partnership is music to the ears of Northumbria students

Press releases   •   Feb 10, 2021 08:15 GMT

Northumbria University has signed a partnership agreement with Samling Institute for Young Artists, bringing the Hexham-based charity’s internationally recognised expertise in training young voices to students across the University.

14 COULD BE PEAK AGE FOR BELIEVING IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES

14 COULD BE PEAK AGE FOR BELIEVING IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES

Press releases   •   Feb 09, 2021 08:04 GMT

Belief in conspiracy theories is heightened as adolescents reach 14 years of age, reveals new research led by Northumbria University.

Research highlights powers of recovery with Montmorency cherries
Research by Northumbria law academic cited in House of Lords debate

Research by Northumbria law academic cited in House of Lords debate

Press releases   •   Feb 02, 2021 14:43 GMT

A report co-written by Northumbria Law School’s Dr Marion Oswald has been cited in the Lords in support of an amendment proposed to the Domestic Abuse Bill.

EXPERT COMMENT: Thousands more satellites will soon orbit Earth – we need better rules to prevent space crashes

EXPERT COMMENT: Thousands more satellites will soon orbit Earth – we need better rules to prevent space crashes

Press releases   •   Feb 02, 2021 11:32 GMT

In a recent article written for The Conversation, Lauren Napier, Researcher in Space Law and Policy, Northumbria University, Newcastle discusses the need for better rules to prevent space crashes as thousands more satellites start orbiting Earth.

EXPERT COMMENT: Lockdown, quarantine and self-isolation: how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health

EXPERT COMMENT: Lockdown, quarantine and self-isolation: how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health

Press releases   •   Jan 26, 2021 14:59 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Tom Heffernan, Programme Leader in Psychology with Criminology, Northumbria University, explores how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health.

EXPERT COMMENT: Digital hoarders: we’ve identified four types – which are you?

EXPERT COMMENT: Digital hoarders: we’ve identified four types – which are you?

Press releases   •   Jan 21, 2021 13:10 GMT

How many emails are in your inbox? If the answer is thousands, or if you often struggle to find a file on your computer among its cluttered hard drive, then you might be classed as a digital hoarder.

Northumbria staff on frontline supporting the Covid vaccination roll-out

Northumbria staff on frontline supporting the Covid vaccination roll-out

Press releases   •   Jan 18, 2021 15:32 GMT

Nursing academics from Northumbria University have been delivering Covid-19 vaccinations to priority patients, as part of the University’s continued efforts to support the frontline response to the pandemic.

Northumbria Law lecturer appointed Chair of  Law Society's Education and Training Committee
Midwife’s research features in new national guidance on drinking during pregnancy

Midwife’s research features in new national guidance on drinking during pregnancy

Press releases   •   Jan 13, 2021 11:45 GMT

​As thousands of people are committing to giving up alcohol during Dry January, research from a midwifery lecturer at Northumbria University has been included in new national guidance on the harms of consuming alcohol both before and during pregnancy.