Northumbria University becomes UK’s first home of world-leading spectrometer
Academics in search of solutions to creating more energy efficient phones and television screens now have high-performance machinery at their fingertips, after Northumbria University has invested in a suite of new state-of-the-art equipment to push its leading-edge research forward.
Multi-million pound boost for North East company creation
Having launched an impressive 34 businesses to date, North East university collaboration Northern Accelerator has been awarded a further £3.6m from Research England to continue its successful programme, expanding its partnership in the North East and rolling out its flagship support model to universities in the South of England.
An ‘early warning system’ for Covid-19 variants
Northumbria University is set to develop new methods for detecting Covid-19 ‘Variants of Concern’ and identifying potential ‘Variants of Interest’ following new funding from the national genome sequencing consortium, COG-UK.
Can parkrun be an antidote to pandemic pressures?
Academics from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have published a research paper explaining why parkruns are so popular, particularly among those in managerial and professional positions.
Northumbria to lead research aimed at future-proofing the security of home technology devices
Research investigating the potential digital harms posed by household data sharing technologies has won a share of a major £3.6m award scheme.
Prehistoric homes would have failed modern air quality tests
Domestic burning of wood and dung fuels in neolithic homes would have exceeded internationally-agreed standards for indoor air quality, exposing inhabitants to unsafe levels of particulates.
Exceptional service medal recognises voluntary work of Northumbria Professor
The Royal Society of Chemistry has bestowed a second major honour on a Northumbria University academic.Just 12 months after the Royal Society of Chemistry honoured Professor John Dean with an Inspirational Member Award, his outstanding service to the Society has won further recognition.Professor Dean, of the Department of Applied Sciences, has now been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Awar
Michael Sheen leads the call for greater inclusivity in the media as support for 11 new writers is announced
Actor Michael Sheen has called on the media industry to create options and opportunities for aspiring writers and journalists from lower income and under-represented backgrounds.
Can Psychological First Aid help improve care workers’ wellbeing?
Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, and the University of Highlands and Islands, Scotland, are investigating Psychological First Aid training as a tool to support care workers’ wellbeing amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Northumbria brings Antarctica’s unseen world to the screen
A virtual performance exploring beneath Antarctica’s frozen surface will take place this month, combining scientific research from Northumbria University with poetry and electronic music.
New funding for research into remote healthcare for eating disorders during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond
Northumbria University health and cyber psychologist Dr Dawn Branley-Bell has been awarded a Medical Research Foundation Fellowship – one of four projects supported by £1.1 million of new funding to tackle eating disorders and self-harm.
Victory over Blindness: Northumbria University to welcome Blind Veterans’ Chief Scientific Officer for public lecture
Professor Renata Gomes, Chief Scientific Officer at Blind Veterans UK and newly appointed Visiting Professor at Northumbria University, is to deliver a virtual public lecture on Blind Veterans UK’s research - sharing knowledge for the benefit of wider humanity.