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EXPERT COMMENT: The north-south divide in A-levels explained

EXPERT COMMENT: The north-south divide in A-levels explained

Press releases   •   Aug 25, 2016 10:46 BST

Michael Jopling, Professor in Education in the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at Northumbria, writes about A Levels for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Five new sports announced for Tokyo 2020, but where does the future of the Olympics lie?

EXPERT COMMENT: Five new sports announced for Tokyo 2020, but where does the future of the Olympics lie?

Press releases   •   Aug 04, 2016 15:22 BST

​Mikhail Batuev, Lecturer in Sport Management in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University, writes about the 2020 Olympics for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Athletes, you’re doing weight training all wrong

EXPERT COMMENT: Athletes, you’re doing weight training all wrong

Press releases   •   Aug 01, 2016 14:36 BST

​Glyn Howatson, Professor of Human & Applied Physiology at Northumbria, along with Angus Hunter, Reader in Exercise Physiology and Lee Hamilton, Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Science at the University of Stirling, writes about weight training for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Why do you feel like you’re falling when you go to sleep?

EXPERT COMMENT: Why do you feel like you’re falling when you go to sleep?

Press releases   •   Jul 22, 2016 10:47 BST

Jason Ellis, Professor of Sleep Science and Director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research, writes about hypnic jerks for The Conversation.

Recognising the North East’s best new nursing talent

Recognising the North East’s best new nursing talent

Press releases   •   Jul 19, 2016 14:13 BST

​Six nursing and midwifery students from Northumbria University have received prestigious awards for their efforts whilst training to join the profession.

International success for bespoke training courses

International success for bespoke training courses

Press releases   •   Jul 05, 2016 11:46 BST

​Northumbria University’s excellent reputation in developing bespoke training courses for global organisations has led to Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health sending its fifth delegation of staff to learn in the North East of England.

Female scientists get set to take to the soapbox

Female scientists get set to take to the soapbox

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2016 11:51 BST

​Did you know that fruit flies are being used to help to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease? This is one of the topics currently being researched at Northumbria University which will be under discussion at a special event celebrating women working in science this weekend.

Experts gather as infant mental health comes under the spotlight

Experts gather as infant mental health comes under the spotlight

Press releases   •   Jun 07, 2016 15:43 BST

​Almost 200 specialists from across the region have gathered at Northumbria University to find out about the support it can offer practitioners on issues surrounding infant mental health.

New book looks at how courts make child protection decisions

New book looks at how courts make child protection decisions

Press releases   •   Jun 01, 2016 16:01 BST

​A leading Northumbria University academic has just published a new book looking at how complex child protection decisions are made within the family justice system.

EXPERT COMMENT: Vocational education still has an esteem problem: tweaking the system won’t solve that

EXPERT COMMENT: Vocational education still has an esteem problem: tweaking the system won’t solve that

Press releases   •   May 26, 2016 13:52 BST

​Liz Atkins, Reader in Education, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, at Northumbria University, discusses vocational education for The Conversation.

All in the mind – new exhibition to uncover secrets of the brain

All in the mind – new exhibition to uncover secrets of the brain

Press releases   •   May 16, 2016 12:02 BST

A new exhibition at the Life Science Centre will help us understand what’s going on inside our heads.

​​Nursing students celebrate the life of the Lady with the Lamp

​​Nursing students celebrate the life of the Lady with the Lamp

Press releases   •   May 11, 2016 10:19 BST

Twenty-four nursing and midwifery students from Northumbria University have been invited to Westminster Abbey today (Wednesday 11 May) to take part in a major ceremony commemorating the life and legacy of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

COMMENT: Cherry concentrate lowers blood pressure as much as drugs

COMMENT: Cherry concentrate lowers blood pressure as much as drugs

Press releases   •   May 05, 2016 13:44 BST

​Karen Keane, Lecturer in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University, discusses the effects of cherry juice on high blood pressure for The Conversation.

High blood pressure lowers significantly after drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice

High blood pressure lowers significantly after drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice

Press releases   •   May 05, 2016 09:36 BST

​Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood pressure at a level comparable to that achieved by medication, according to new research from Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Herbs that can boost your mood and memory

Herbs that can boost your mood and memory

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2016 15:36 BST

​The herbs peppermint, chamomile, rosemary and lavender have been proven to have an impact on mood and memory, with significant benefits displayed for older people, according to new research from Northumbria University.

New Executive Dean for Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria

New Executive Dean for Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2016 14:16 BST

​Northumbria University has appointed a new Executive Dean to lead its Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Student nurses shortlisted for national awards

Student nurses shortlisted for national awards

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2016 09:38 BST

​Two Northumbria University students are in the running to receive scholarships from a prestigious national nursing organisation.

COMMENT: What would a U-turn on academies do to Conservative education policy?

COMMENT: What would a U-turn on academies do to Conservative education policy?

Press releases   •   Apr 27, 2016 14:55 BST

Michael Jopling, Professor in Education, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at Northumbria University, discusses academies for The Conversation.

Northumbria University scientists find looking in the mirror makes you stronger

Northumbria University scientists find looking in the mirror makes you stronger

Press releases   •   Apr 19, 2016 12:17 BST

​Experts at Northumbria University, Newcastle are working with Newcastle Clinic to explore how innovative new research on muscular strength in healthy adults could be applied to accelerate recovery from strokes and limb fractures.

COMMENT: Hirsutes you sir: but that beard might mean more to men than women

COMMENT: Hirsutes you sir: but that beard might mean more to men than women

Press releases   •   Apr 14, 2016 14:33 BST

​Tamsin Saxton, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria, writes about beards for The Conversation.