Subjects: Behavioral sciences
Northumbria University contributes to sustainable development in Africa
Researchers at Northumbria University have been instrumental in the creation of a centre for innovation and entrepreneurship in a low-income area of Africa
Anxiety and neuroticism linked to ability to experience ASMR
New research from Northumbria University suggests a link between personality traits and the ability to experience the relaxing sensory phenomenon known as ASMR. The findings also show that it reduces anxiety in those who experience the sensation.
EXPERT COMMENT: Covid smell loss can have profound effects on your life, from weight change to intimacy barriers
Recent in-depth qualitative research from a team of altered eating and altered smell specialists documents the impact of persistent alterations to taste and smell following Covid-19 infection. Writing for The Conversation, Professor Vincent Deary of Northumbria University, and Dr Duika Burges Watson of Newcastle University, discuss the team's findings, highlighting how Covid smell loss can have
New funding for research into remote healthcare for eating disorders during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond
Northumbria University health and cyber psychologist Dr Dawn Branley-Bell has been awarded a Medical Research Foundation Fellowship – one of four projects supported by £1.1 million of new funding to tackle eating disorders and self-harm.
‘Languageless’ public health messaging to fight the pandemic
Academics from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have developed public health messaging materials with a difference to overcome communication challenges in Guatemala.
EXPERT COMMENT: Making cities more walkable by understanding how other people influence our journeys
Ruth Dalton, Professor of Building Usability and Visualisation at Northumbria University, Newcastle, writes about how urban spaces can be designed to be better for walkers if planners understand 'social wayfinding' - or how other people can influence where we choose to walk.