Topics: Health, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals
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.
Digital environment to support student wellbeing secures NHS funding
An academic team from Northumbria University has obtained a grant of £40,000 to establish a pioneering immersive wellbeing environment for students – an initiative with potential for nationwide roll-out.
Global leader in patient safety and public health honoured by Northumbria University
Recognised as an international champion of public health and health care quality and safety, Sir Liam Donaldson, has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science by Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Groundbreaking research finds Basic Income scheme could save NHS tens of billions of pounds
New research funded by the National Institute for Health and Social Care Research (NIHR) and led by Northumbria University has found that a Basic Income scheme could potentially save the NHS tens of billions of pounds.
Jamie’s legacy will help others by raising awareness
A talented Graphic Design student, who tragically died the day after he was diagnosed with a type of cancer called sarcoma, has inspired an awareness-raising initiative involving Northumbria University students and the charity Sarcoma UK.
Northumbria University and St. George's University expand collaboration to offer new UK study options
Following over 15 years of collaboration, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK and St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies, have announced a renewed commitment aimed at delivering exceptional medical education to students worldwide.
District Nurse awarded national Philip Goodeve Docker Memorial Prize
Whilst studying for her Master’s Degree at Northumbria University, Newcastle District Nurse Georgia Hibbert has received a Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) award for her outstanding performance.
NortHFutures: New Digital Health Hub across the North East and North Cumbria
Northumbria University, Newcastle, is part of a groundbreaking £4.17m Digital Health Hub for the North East and North Cumbria (NENC), in collaboration with five regional universities, and seven NHS Trusts within the Integrated Care System (ICS) for NENC.
The EPSRC-funded Northern Health Futures (NortHFutures) hub aims to create a world-leading healthcare technology (health-tech) research and in
EXPERT COMMENT: How universal basic income’s impact on people’s finances could transform the nation’s health
Under the scheme, two groups – 15 people in Jarrow and another 15 in East Finchley, London, will receive £1,600 a month for two years. This will help show if there is a case for a national basic income, or at least more comprehensive UK trials.
New report shows mental health and financial toll of ‘gay ban’ in the military
A new report shines a light on the lifelong impact of the ‘gay ban’ in the Armed Forces. The study carried out by Northumbria University was carried out on behalf of specialist LGBT+ military charity Fighting with Pride (FWP) and has found that thousands of ex-service people are paying the price of the policy both mentally and economically.