Psychological First Aid training could help improve care workers’ wellbeing
A new study has shown that Psychological First Aid, training originally created for people to support others, can help healthcare workers in care homes improve their own mental wellbeing.
Arts research inspires new approaches to emergency planning
As the UK Covid-19 inquiry gets underway and the country’s pandemic preparedness is examined, new performance research is making a significant impact on the future of emergency planning in the UK and beyond.
Breathing new life into disease diagnosis
New research shows 100 per cent effectiveness of an innovative breath sampling device developed by Northumbria University medtech spinout, PulmoBioMed, that could revolutionise diagnosis of a range of diseases, including COVID-19.
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.
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: 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.
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
Fuse named in 25 million funded School for Public Health Research refresh
Academics at Northumbria University will continue to be part of a prestigious collaboration bringing together England’s leading public health research expertise.
Design of the times: research reveals how the arts can offer vital new approaches to cities’ emergency preparedness and resilience planning
A new report demonstrates ways in which arts practice and performance research methods can provide vital new approaches to city pandemic planning, both in the context of Covid-19 and for future crises.
An ‘early warning system’ for Covid-19 variants
Northumbria University is set to develop new methods for detecting Covid-19 ‘Variants of Concern’ and identifying potential ‘Variants of Interest’ following new funding from the national genome sequencing consortium, COG-UK.
Vital research for end-of-life care
Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, are evaluating Rapid Response Services to improve end-of-life care in new research funded by Marie Curie.
Can Psychological First Aid help improve care workers’ wellbeing?
Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, and the University of Highlands and Islands, Scotland, are investigating Psychological First Aid training as a tool to support care workers’ wellbeing amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
Mapping Covid-19 – one year on
Over the last year, academics from Northumbria University have been working with partners in the Covid-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium to map how COVID-19 spreads and evolves.
New Northumbria University spinout - PulmoBioMed - to develop world-leading medical device
Scientists at Northumbria University have worked with the institution’s Research and Innovation Services to launch a medtech spinout company whose lead product for collecting breath samples could revolutionise diagnosis of a range of diseases, including Covid-19.
EXPERT COMMENT: Six tips for coping when the news is getting to you
In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Dawn Branley-Bell, Chartered Psychologist and Research Fellow in Psychology at Northumbria University, shares some tips of what we can do to look after ourselves if we feel overwhelmed or 'triggered' by news stories.
Online diary helps NHS and care staff monitor changes in wellbeing and get support
A new online diary has been developed to help health and care staff monitor changes in their wellbeing during the pandemic and signposts where individuals can access help when it is needed.
Northumbria’s Spring 2021 Newspaper has landed!
Our Spring 2021 newspaper is available to read online now.