“Sustainable” condenser tumble dryers create hundreds of tonnes of waterborne microfiber pollution
A new study has revealed that drying laundry using a condenser tumble dryer leads to hundreds of tonnes of potentially harmful microfibers being released into waterways and oceans across the UK and Europe.
New technology to improve police interviews
Researchers from Northumbria University have developed new software which will allow police and law enforcement officers to evaluate and improve their interview technique.
World tour for model boat inspiring citizen science against environmental pollution
A model sailing boat which represents a key part of a project working to banish single use plastics has embarked on a global tour that will help its message reach thousands more people and communities across the planet.
Innovative care for older people project celebrates success
Northumbria University researchers are celebrating a key milestone in the development and delivery of an innovative new programme designed to improve care for older people.
Research funding gives hope for sight loss breakthrough
A team of scientists led by a Northumbria University academic has won funding to research an eye disease suffered by over 190 million people worldwide.
Researcher honoured for pioneering work to improve the mental health of babies
A Northumbria University researcher has won a prestigious award in recognition of his outstanding research on infant mental health.
Bereaved, then abandoned: Call for better support for military widows
People whose partners died while serving in the Armed Forces say they feel overlooked and let down by the military community, according to a report published today by Northumbria University.
EXPERT COMMENT: Why sleep is so important for your fitness
In an article written for The Conversation, Ian Walshe, Health and Life Sciences, at Northumbria University, highlights the impact that poor sleep quality can have on your health, fitness and sporting performance.
Swapping meat for Quorn’s mycoprotein may protect against bowel cancer, says study
Researchers from Northumbria University have found that swapping red and processed meat for Quorn’s mycoprotein, a fungi-based meat alternative, leads to a significant reduction in intestinal genotoxins - which can cause bowel cancer - and increases healthy gut bacteria.
EXPERT COMMENT: Jacinda Ardern resignation has people wondering when to quit – but that’s the wrong way to think about burnout
As Jacinda Ardern leaves office as New Zealand's outgoing prime minister after citing that she no longer had “enough in the tank”, conversations about workplace burnout continue. In an article written for The Conversation, Anthony Montgomery, Professor in Occupational & Organisational Psychology, explains how thinking of burnout as an individual-level responsibility is missing the bigger picture.
Researchers prepare for a new series of public talks at The Lit & Phil
Academics from Northumbria University have teamed up with the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society, known as The Lit & Phil, to engage the public with their world-leading research through a new series of public talks.
Conference highlights urgent need for improved support for the UK LGBT+ veteran community
Northumbria University’s Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research, in partnership with LGBT+ military charity Fighting With Pride (FWP), held the UK’s first annual conference on research with LGBT+ veterans.