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.
Work begins on experimental Living Building
Construction has started on a building which could transform the way we live.
INNOVATIVE ANTIVIRAL COATING TO REDUCE SPREAD OF COVID-19
Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have been backed by the Government’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to develop an antiviral coating suitable for use on everyday surfaces.
14 COULD BE PEAK AGE FOR BELIEVING IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES
Belief in conspiracy theories is heightened as adolescents reach 14 years of age, reveals new research led by Northumbria University.
Northumbria staff on frontline supporting the Covid vaccination roll-out
Nursing academics from Northumbria University have been delivering Covid-19 vaccinations to priority patients, as part of the University’s continued efforts to support the frontline response to the pandemic.
Hands on approach to tackling Covid-19 with new sanitisation device
A North East collaboration between a young entrepreneur, a university and an engineering company has led to the development of a revolutionary new hand sanitisation device which could help slow the global spread of diseases such as Covid-19.
Research with life-saving potential for adults with learning disabilities and autism
A research team at Northumbria University have launched a major project exploring how carers recognise and manage deterioration in the health of people with learning disabilities and autism.
Online tool keeps families connected during lockdown
Social isolation and loneliness have affected many people during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially those with limited access to digital technology.
Better access to justice needed for victims of gender-based violence
Family justice experts from Northumbria University are calling for changes to the support given by government to victims of gender-based violence, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sleep research programme to offer free treatment to those suffering with disturbed sleep amid the pandemic
Those experiencing poor sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic are being invited to take part in an online treatment study run by sleep experts at Northumbria University.