Subjects: Crises, Incident
University to explore social isolation and loneliness among war widows
Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded £100,000 to Northumbria University to examine the prevalence of social isolation and loneliness among UK war widows.
Students join emergency services in simulated terrorism training incident
Nursing students have taken part in a staged firearms training event designed to give doctors and paramedics a taste of working in a mass casualty terrorist incident.
EXPERT COMMENT: Refugees can actually create jobs for locals in growing cities – if given the chance
Dr Aisling O'Loghlen, Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow in Global Challenges at Northumbria University, discusses how refugees can bring huge benefits to cities around the world.
Northumbria leading global debate on volunteers in conflicts and emergencies
A team of Northumbria University academics are presenting the findings from a joint initiative with the Swedish Red Cross at a global conference in Stockholm, Sweden, this week.
Northumbria students return from UK disaster research conference
Students from Northumbria’s Disaster and Development society recently attended the first UK Alliance for Disaster Research (UKADR) conference at Kings College, London.
EXPERT COMMENT: 1953 storm surge: how Britain’s worst natural disaster kicked off the debate on climate change
Matthew Kelly, Professor of Modern History at Northumbria University, writes about causes and effects of the severe historical flooding in Britain for The Conversation.
Towns and villages along the east coast of England were put on red alert on Friday 13 January. A combination of strong winds and high tides led to fears a “storm surge” would wash over flood defences, and residents of Grea