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.
Northumbria University announces £50m space skills, research and development centre set to transform the UK space industry
Investments from Lockheed Martin, the UK Space Agency and Northumbria University forge pathway for NESST’s global prominence.
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AI can map giant icebergs from satellite images 10,000 times faster than humans
Scientists have trained an artificial intelligence (AI) system to accurately map the surface area and outline of giant icebergs captured on satellite images in just one-hundredth of a second.
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.
New project to improve data on veteran health and social care provision in the UK
A research project, led by Northumbria University, will map health and social care service usage by ex-service personnel across the UK, creating a unified dataset to inform future policy decisions.
Northumbria welcomes Secretary of State for Education
The Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Gillian Keegan, visited Northumbria University, Newcastle, to discuss unlocking opportunities for young people in the region and to hear about ground-breaking research in areas of global significance.
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.
EXPERT COMMENT: Building on the greenbelt is central to solving the housing crisis – just look at how the edges of cities have changed
In an article written for The Conversation, Cameron McEwan, Associate Professor in Architecture at Northumbria University and Andreas Lechner, Associate Professor at Graz University of Technology, focus their research on the urban-nature divide, providing a solution of building on the greenbelt to solve the housing crisis.
New research centre driving economic growth and sustainability
Northumbria University is one of six northern institutions driving a new £5m research initiative to help boost UK economic growth and address regional needs.
Research council invest half a million in new Creative Communities UK pilot
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Creative Communities programme at Northumbria University Newcastle has secured an additional £470,000 of investment, on top of the original 1.3 million award, to develop new knowledge about community and cross-sector partnership working in research & development (R&D).