Topics: Health, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals
Nursing Degree Apprenticeship shortlisted for national award
Northumbria University’s Nursing Degree Apprenticeship has been shortlisted for the Nursing Apprenticeship Provider of the Year award in the Student Nursing Times Awards 2024.
Simulated learning using virtual reality recognised as example of best practice in nursing education
Northumbria University’s innovative use of virtual reality and simulation technologies in nursing education has been highlighted as an example of best practice in the UK.
Quilting project encourages community discussions about motherhood guilt
Mothers were invited to share their experiences of infant feeding and the complex experiences of early motherhood in community workshops held as part of an interactive research project supported by an Assistant Professor from Northumbria University.
Connecting services and communities to support people experiencing homelessness
Researchers working to transform the infrastructure of support available for people experiencing homelessness have been awarded £1.4m from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Northumbria University spin-out raises £1.4m for lung test to aid early diagnosis of asthma
PulmoBioMed - a Northumbria University spin-out which has developed a new lung test that could lead to earlier diagnosis of asthma and other conditions - has raised £1.4m to help commercialise its technology.
Patterns of brain connectivity differ between preterm and full term babies
A new study involving Northumbria University has revealed scans of 390 babies show distinct patterns between term and preterm babies in the dynamic (moment-to-moment) connectivity of brain networks.
Lessons to be learned – research captures harrowing testimonies from care staff on the impact of the pandemic
As the public inquiry into the UK’s response to Covid-19 continues, new research led by Northumbria University academics shines a light on the impact of moving patients from hospitals to care homes in England during the pandemic.
Contact lenses to diagnose glaucoma
Researchers from Northumbria University and Boğaziçi University have developed a contact lens that can detect changes in eye pressure, an early sign of glaucoma. The lens contains micro-sensors that monitor intra-ocular pressure over several hours and send the data wirelessly for analysis. The technology has been successfully tested on six participants and will undergo further study.
Safeguarding the health of astronauts at Northumbria University
Space health experts at Northumbria University have won a global competition that will enable them to explore blood flow restriction training among astronauts during spaceflight.
EXPERT COMMENT: How music heals us, even when it’s sad – by a neuroscientist leading a new study of musical therapy
In an article written for The Conversation*, Leigh Riby, Cognitive-Neuroscience Professor at Northumbria University discusses the recent breakthrough in neuroscientific research which suggests that music – both sad or happy – has therapeutic healing powers linked with emotional recognition and brain re-engagement.
Read the latest issue of Northumbria University News: Autumn 2023 edition
The Autumn 2023 edition of Northumbria University’s newspaper is available to collect on campus or read online now.
Researchers secure funds for brain health study on military veterans
A pioneering multi-disciplined team of researchers from Northumbria University and Imperial College London has received funding for a novel study that will explore biological, psychological and social factors associated with brain health in female military veterans.
New project to improve data on veteran health and social care provision in the UK
A research project, led by Northumbria University, will map health and social care service usage by ex-service personnel across the UK, creating a unified dataset to inform future policy decisions.
EXPERT COMMENT: How reading ‘dark academia’ novels can help new students feel more at home at university
Caron Gentry, Professor Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences at Northumbria University, discusses the postive impact that 'dark academia' can have on new university students.
Major £2m expansion of nursing test centre will bring thousands more nurses to the frontline faster
A national nurse testing centre at Northumbria University has doubled in size to help to speed up the process of bringing more nurses to the NHS frontline. A major £2 million project to expand the centre has increased capacity to run 22,000 exams per year and has also led to the creation of more than 50 additional jobs.
Research with ambulance service aims to support callers experiencing loneliness
Experts from Northumbria University have joined forces with professionals from the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) for a research project that aims to inform new guidance for ambulance trusts supporting people who call frequently. Frequent callers can have a combination of complex mental and physical health issues, and may also be experiencing social issues such as loneliness and isolation.
Research will inform support services for women experiencing homelessness
Complex stories of homelessness, as told through the experiences of women in the North East of England, are the focus of a study led by Joanne McGrath, a third year PhD student based at Northumbria University.
Special Olympics bring life-changing memories for Northumbria University academic
Volunteering to be Team Special Olympics Great Britain’s medical officer at the Berlin games was a transformative experience for Dr Daniel Monk – and now he’s urging others to get involved in supporting the organisation throughout the year.
Prestigious awards see Northumbria academic recognised as nursing leader
The life-changing passion and commitment of a Northumbria academic has been recognised with a prestigious award.