Northumbria’s vision for improving treatments for Parkinson’s disease
Northumbria University is leading research on the effects of technological visual training as a potential rehabilitation tool for people affected by Parkinson’s disease.
Dr Sam Stuart, a senior researcher in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria, is working with American company, Senaptec, an industry leader in the design and production of sensory performance asses
EXPERT COMMENT: How to dissuade parents from believing in anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories
New research carried out by a team of psychologists has found that sharing what you believe about vaccines could be a very simple way of dispelling vaccine hesitancy in others. In an article written for The Conversation, the academics share their research and its findings.
Northumbria’s Autumn 2021 Newspaper is out now!
Packed with 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 – with the latest edition available to read online now.
Belief in anti-vaccination conspiracies can be cut by correcting misperceptions of what others believe – new study
Belief in anti-vaccination conspiracy theories can be reduced by correcting misperceptions of what other people believe, according to psychologists who have examined the impact of a new social intervention approach.
EXPERT COMMENT: Sleeping longer than 6.5 hours a night associated with cognitive decline according to research – what’s really going on here?
Dr Greg Elder, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Associate Director of Northumbria Sleep Research explores why a good night's sleep is important and how our sleeping patterns can be linked to conditions like dementia for The Conversation.
The knock on the door that military families never forget
As we remember and honour the fallen through remembrance traditions, new research from academics at Northumbria University has revealed the true experiences of bereaved military families, following a first-of-its-kind study exploring the impact of death in military service on surviving family members.
EXPERT COMMENT: Disabled children still face exclusion in PE – here’s what needs to change
Kevin Dixon, Senior Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University and Tom Gibbons, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise at Teesside University discuss the challenges faced by disabled children in physical education and the action needed to create inclusive education.
Forensic science is unlocking the mysteries of fatal lightning strikes
New research by scientists from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) in South Africa and Northumbria University could help forensic teams understand whether people or animals were the victims of fatal lightning strikes, based solely upon an analysis of their skeletons.
EXPERT COMMENT: William Shatner oldest astronaut at 90 – here’s how space tourism could affect older people
Professor Nick Caplan of Aerospace Medicine and Rehabilitation and Professor Chris Newman of Space Law and Policy at Northumbria University provide expert commentary on the effects of space travel on older people following the news of William Shatner being the oldest person to go to space.
EXPERT COMMENT: COVID: how worried should we be about the new AY.4.2 lineage of the coronavirus?
Following the growth of a new Covid-19 variant in the UK, Dr Matthew Bashton and Professor Darren Smith from Northumbria University's Department of Applied Sciences, explore the growth of the variant in various European nations and the need for further genomic surveillance of the coronavirus.
New national nurse training centre brings major boost for University and North East health sector and wider economy
Up to 7,000 new nurses and midwives per year will complete the final stage of their training at Northumbria University after it was awarded a contract to become one of five national OSCE testing centres.
The University worked in partnership with The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle City Council to submit the bid for centre status, which will also boost the wider
Major government funding injection for bioscientists of tomorrow
A new Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP), led by Procter & Gamble and including Northumbria University, has received funding as part of a £22.5m investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to address skill gaps in the UK bioscience industry.