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EXPERT COMMENT: Why do we dream?

EXPERT COMMENT: Why do we dream?

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.

Play provides students with new insight into terrorist attack

Play provides students with new insight into terrorist attack

Press releases   •   Apr 17, 2020 08:59 BST

This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing – a terrorist attack which left 168 people dead, more than 680 seriously injured, and a lasting legacy on the city.

Fold to Glitter – researchers discover novel optical sensing technology

Press releases   •   Apr 15, 2020 13:44 BST

Scientists from Northumbria University have developed a new optical sensing technology which can light up areas of an object or material by creating microscopic wrinkles and folds within its surface.

New discovery: Evidence for a 90-million-year-old rainforest near the South Pole

New discovery: Evidence for a 90-million-year-old rainforest near the South Pole

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.

Northumbria University project selected for the Airbus GEDC Diversity Award

Northumbria University project selected for the Airbus GEDC Diversity Award

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2020 15:17 GMT

​Northumbria University's NUSTEM project has been recognised for its innovative work in improving diversity in engineering education.

Prestigious appointment for law professor

Prestigious appointment for law professor

Press releases   •   Mar 11, 2020 10:32 GMT

​Professor Chris Ashford from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has received a prestigious appointment to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) Advisory Council.

Linguistics lessons for police “could catch more Dark Web paedophiles”

Linguistics lessons for police “could catch more Dark Web paedophiles”

Press releases   •   Mar 09, 2020 10:31 GMT

A new book shows how police forces can use forensic linguistics techniques to infiltrate online networks of child sex offenders to bring them to justice and protect potential victims

Risky pitch wins Greggs Challenge

Risky pitch wins Greggs Challenge

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2020 15:48 GMT

Business students at Northumbria University have won this year’s Greggs Marketing Challenge with a cheeky pitch to develop a “naked bake” campaign inspired by the growing appetite for healthy eating.

EXPERT COMMENT: Giving back to English: how Nigerian words made it into the Oxford English Dictionary

EXPERT COMMENT: Giving back to English: how Nigerian words made it into the Oxford English Dictionary

Press releases   •   Mar 04, 2020 10:40 GMT

Kingsley Oluchi Ugwuani, PhD researcher at Northumbria University, was consulted on the inclusion of Nigerian English words to the Oxford English Dictionary and writes for The Conversation about the impact the project has had.

Northumbria University announces partnership with Centre for Public Impact

Northumbria University announces partnership with Centre for Public Impact

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: Greater Manchester’s cycling plan is a radical, much-needed approach – now it needs funding

EXPERT COMMENT: Greater Manchester’s cycling plan is a radical, much-needed approach – now it needs funding

Press releases   •   Mar 03, 2020 16:09 GMT

Katja Leyendecker, ​PhD candidate in Architecture and Built Environment, discusses Greater Manchester's new walking and cycling plan.

EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus is a breeding ground for conspiracy theories – here’s why that’s a serious problem

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.

Lesson in cyber security at teachers’ boot camp event

Lesson in cyber security at teachers’ boot camp event

Press releases   •   Feb 28, 2020 11:01 GMT

Northumbria University has teamed up with two leading cyber security organisations to run a boot camp training event for computer science teachers and academics.

Crime Story 2020: Innovative crime writing festival turns spotlight on contemporary crime

Crime Story 2020: Innovative crime writing festival turns spotlight on contemporary crime

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2020 16:26 GMT

A series of events for crime fiction fans will take place at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle this spring, bringing together people from the two very different worlds of fact and fiction.

EXPERT COMMENT: Beavers are set to recolonise the UK – here’s how people and the environment could benefit

EXPERT COMMENT: Beavers are set to recolonise the UK – here’s how people and the environment could benefit

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2020 12:22 GMT

​Associate Professor in Ecology, Mike Jeffries looks at the impact reintroducing beavers in the UK could have for wildlife and flood prevention.

Cyber Guardians to keep older people safe online

Cyber Guardians to keep older people safe online

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2020 10:18 GMT

In an increasingly digital world, where everything from shopping to socialising is now carried out online, being able to access the internet confidently and safely is more important than ever.

Antarctic ice walls protect against rising sea levels

Antarctic ice walls protect against rising sea levels

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2020 16:08 GMT

A vital role that floating Antarctic ice shelves play in preventing catastrophic sea level rises has been proven for the first time in a new study, published in the scientific journal Nature.

New approach to cardiac patient care could save almost 20,000 lives and prevent 49,000 hospital admissions

New approach to cardiac patient care could save almost 20,000 lives and prevent 49,000 hospital admissions

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2020 11:59 GMT

​Experts from Northumbria and Sheffield Hallam Universities will launch a new research project which aims to increase patient uptake of cardiac rehabilitation programmes as part of the NHS long-term plan.

Study unveils the impact of pubs on house prices
EXPERT COMMENT: BBC - the licence fee is a small price to pay for a service that unites the UK