EXPERT COMMENT: How music heals us, even when it’s sad – by a neuroscientist leading a new study of musical therapy
In an article written for The Conversation*, Leigh Riby, Cognitive-Neuroscience Professor at Northumbria University discusses the recent breakthrough in neuroscientific research which suggests that music – both sad or happy – has therapeutic healing powers linked with emotional recognition and brain re-engagement.
Researchers secure funds for brain health study on military veterans
A pioneering multi-disciplined team of researchers from Northumbria University and Imperial College London has received funding for a novel study that will explore biological, psychological and social factors associated with brain health in female military veterans.
EXPERT COMMENT: Doing laundry by hand sheds just as many microfibres as machine washing – new research
In an article written for The Conversation*, Deirdre McKay, Professor of Sustainable Development at Keele University, Kelly Sheridan, Associate Professor in Forensic Science at Northumbria University, and Axa Research Fund Fellow Thomas Stanton from Loughborough University discuss new research on the shedding of microfibres.
Unlocking potential, irrespective of background, through sport
More than £2.5m has been raised for a Fund that will provide life-changing opportunities for those who would not otherwise be able to access higher education.
Student wins prestigious award to help improve mental health among farmers and their families
A Northumbria University PhD student has won an esteemed studentship award to support her research into the mental well-being of people from farming communities.
Major £2m expansion of nursing test centre will bring thousands more nurses to the frontline faster
A national nurse testing centre at Northumbria University has doubled in size to help to speed up the process of bringing more nurses to the NHS frontline. A major £2 million project to expand the centre has increased capacity to run 22,000 exams per year and has also led to the creation of more than 50 additional jobs.
Northumbria University rises in the rankings again
Northumbria University is continuing to climb the national league tables, with an eight-place rise in the latest Guardian University Guide to rank 38th* in the UK.
Research with ambulance service aims to support callers experiencing loneliness
Experts from Northumbria University have joined forces with professionals from the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) for a research project that aims to inform new guidance for ambulance trusts supporting people who call frequently. Frequent callers can have a combination of complex mental and physical health issues, and may also be experiencing social issues such as loneliness and isolation.
Research will inform support services for women experiencing homelessness
Complex stories of homelessness, as told through the experiences of women in the North East of England, are the focus of a study led by Joanne McGrath, a third year PhD student based at Northumbria University.
Special Olympics bring life-changing memories for Northumbria University academic
Volunteering to be Team Special Olympics Great Britain’s medical officer at the Berlin games was a transformative experience for Dr Daniel Monk – and now he’s urging others to get involved in supporting the organisation throughout the year.
Prestigious awards see Northumbria academic recognised as nursing leader
The life-changing passion and commitment of a Northumbria academic has been recognised with a prestigious award.