Northumbria research helps find key to spatial navigation skills
A long-term study involving a Northumbria University architect has found that growing up in rural or suburban areas improves spatial navigation. Professor Ruth Dalton, from the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, conducted research which found that being raised in a city – particularly a city with grid-patterned streets – is detrimental to the development of spacial navigation.
Geography Professor appointed as special adviser to Select Committee
One of the UK’s leading experts on nature and sustainable land use has been appointed as the sole special adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee investigating land use in England. Professor Alister Scott of Northumbria University will provide the Select Committee with specialist advice over the structure and content of the inquiry, which is due to report at the end of this year.
New research harnesses the power of movement
Harvesting energy from the day-to-day movements of the human body and turning it into useful electrical energy, is the focus of a new piece of research involving a Northumbria University Professor.
Northumbria’s Spring 2022 Newspaper is out now
Packed full of the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to keep up to date with the exciting developments taking place across the University. The Spring edition is available to read online now.
Thousands of tonnes of air pollution could be reduced by changing the way we dry our laundry
Tumble drying a load of laundry releases almost the same amount of potentially harmful microfibres into the air as those released down the drain during machine washing of the same load, finds new research from Northumbria University and Procter & Gamble.
Space expertise brings £1.3m big data science boost to North East
The North East’s reputation as a major hub for space, data science and the digital industries has received a further boost with the announcement of a new £1.3 million Centre for Doctoral Training in the field of data intensive science. The Centre – known as NUdata – will be run by Northumbria and Newcastle Universities and will be supported by over 40 industrial partners.
Heritage boat building will support mission to reduce plastic pollution
Academics from Northumbria University have travelled to Kenya to help establish a new Heritage Boat Building Training Centre which will use indigenous knowledge and skills to transform single use plastics into traditional sailing vessels.
Anniversary exhibition celebrates fashion through the decades
The rich history of Newcastle’s flagship department store, Fenwick, has been brought to life in an exhibition supported by fashion educators and students from Northumbria University, in time for the store’s 140th anniversary.
Finding new ways to support older people who hoard with their move into assisted accommodation
The prospect of moving into assisted accommodation can be difficult for any older person but can be particularly hard for older people who hoard.
KTP between Sterling Pharma Solutions and Northumbria University builds new commercial opportunities
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with partners Sterling Pharma Solutions and Northumbria University has been awarded the top grade of ‘Outstanding’ by Innovate UK’s independent assessors.
Leading research into better management of Parkinson's pain
A Northumbria University researcher will receive around £300,000 in fellowship funding to investigate the impact of pain in people with Parkinson’s and improve how this pain is managed.
Northumbria Professor to lead project that will help level up the UK through culture
Professor Katy Shaw, Director of Cultural Partnerships at Northumbria University, has been chosen to lead a £1.5 million project that will explore how culture can address regional inequality and help level up the UK.