Press releases • May 15, 2020 14:34 BST
People who have recently experienced loss of smell are being urged to participate in a survey as a new global research group investigates the symptom as a marker of COVID-19.
Press releases • May 06, 2020 16:15 BST
As the country gears up to commemorate VE Day, academics at Northumbria University are delighted to have played a vital role in the development of a new smartphone app which helps UK military veterans find support services they need; whether that’s health services, jobs or housing.
Press releases • Apr 21, 2020 15:27 BST
Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded £100,000 to Northumbria University to examine the prevalence of social isolation and loneliness among UK war widows.
Press releases • Apr 21, 2020 08:41 BST
If you are finding yourself having extremely weird dreams during lockdown, you are not alone. In an article written for The Conversation, Jason Ellis, a Professor in Psychology at Northumbria University and Director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research, explains what’s going on after hours.
Press releases • Apr 01, 2020 16:26 BST
Researchers have found unexpected fossil traces of a temperate rainforest near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the continent had an exceptionally warm climate in prehistoric times. Their findings are published today (1 April) as the lead story in the scientific journal Nature.
Press releases • Mar 04, 2020 09:10 GMT
Northumbria University, Newcastle, and the Centre for Public Impact (CPI), have announced a partnership aimed at supporting efforts to help governments become more effective and trusted.
EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus is a breeding ground for conspiracy theories – here’s why that’s a serious problem
Press releases • Mar 03, 2020 11:47 GMT
Dr Daniel Jolley, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University and Pia Lamberty PhD Researcher in Social and Legal Psychology at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, explain why the spread of conspiracy theories relating to coronavirus could be as harmful to society as the virus itself.
Press releases • Feb 20, 2020 10:09 GMT
Northumbria University researchers would like to hear from people with Parkinson’s and their families and carers, about their experiences of their Parkinson’s Nurse as part of a £100,000 study into the support for people with the condition. They are also looking to hear from specialist nurses to understand their knowledge on appropriate care and support for people with Parkinson’s.
Northumbria professor develops breath collecting device that could change Coronavirus diagnosis around the world
Press releases • Feb 18, 2020 16:23 GMT
An innovative breath collecting device developed by academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, could revolutionise the way we diagnose diseases, such as the newly emerged strain of coronavirus, COVID-19.
Press releases • Feb 13, 2020 16:04 GMT
A new space exhibition that features research from Northumbria University has launched at Newcastle’s Life Science Centre.
Press releases • Feb 11, 2020 14:15 GMT
Dr Genavee Brown, Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University, explores how mobile phones are impacting the connection between people when they are together.
Press releases • Jan 28, 2020 14:15 GMT
The reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel could become safer and more efficient in future after Northumbria University researchers found a way to modify the structure of molecules to remove radioactive materials. The research is published in the influential Chemistry - A European Journal and is described by its editors as being of 'great significance'.
Press releases • Jan 13, 2020 12:23 GMT
Professor Greta Defeyter of Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been listed as one of The Big Issue’s Top 100 Changemakers for 2020 for her research making a positive impact on society.
Press releases • Jan 09, 2020 13:03 GMT
New research published in Nature provides evidence from Siberian caves on the essential role that summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean plays in stabilising permafrost and its large store of carbon.
Press releases • Jan 08, 2020 10:54 GMT
Researchers from Northumbria University are asking adults aged 65 or over to spare some time to help with their latest research into reducing loneliness in older people and improving function in everyday tasks.
Press releases • Jan 06, 2020 15:16 GMT
A leading expert in how exercise can help improve quality of life for cancer patients and survivors has published his latest research showing the benefits exercise can bring to men with advanced prostate cancer.
First evidence that Antarctica's thinning ice shelves are causing more ice to move from the land into the sea
Press releases • Dec 02, 2019 08:00 GMT
Researchers have produced the first physics-based quantifiable evidence that thinning ice shelves in Antarctica are causing more ice to flow from the land into the ocean. Their findings have been published in Geophysical Research Letters.
Press releases • Nov 21, 2019 10:58 GMT
Northumbria University, Newcastle, has retained an international award for the supportive environment it provides for research-active academics.
£4m study to investigate if climate change will drive the Antarctic Ice Sheet towards a tipping point
Press releases • Oct 21, 2019 11:52 BST
A major £4 million EU-funded study to investigate how changes in Antarctica’s ice sheets and shelves may lead to a large and irreversible rise in global sea level over the coming decades is about to begin. Experts from the UK, Norway, Germany and France will work together to investigate the likelihood of abrupt changes in the movement of ice in the Antarctic region over the next 100 years.
Press releases • Oct 14, 2019 14:03 BST
The ways that homes are designed and built in the future could be completely transformed, thanks to a new agreement between Northumbria University and the renowned architect, TV presenter and campaigner George Clarke. The University will work with Clarke’s charity, the Ministry of Building Innovation and Education (MOBIE), to drive innovation in designing and delivering homes for the future.