Subjects: Health, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals
EXPERT COMMENT: Jacinda Ardern resignation has people wondering when to quit – but that’s the wrong way to think about burnout
As Jacinda Ardern leaves office as New Zealand's outgoing prime minister after citing that she no longer had “enough in the tank”, conversations about workplace burnout continue. In an article written for The Conversation, Anthony Montgomery, Professor in Occupational & Organisational Psychology, explains how thinking of burnout as an individual-level responsibility is missing the bigger picture.
Conference highlights urgent need for improved support for the UK LGBT+ veteran community
Northumbria University’s Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research, in partnership with LGBT+ military charity Fighting With Pride (FWP), held the UK’s first annual conference on research with LGBT+ veterans.
Northumbria Professor leads research aimed at providing better support for people facing homelessness
Researchers at Northumbria University have been awarded almost £250,000 to work with service providers and community organisations on developing improved data sharing techniques to support people experiencing homelessness.
Creative approaches to sleep disorders
Sleep researchers from Northumbria University are running a series of workshops, aimed at finding creative ways of coping with poor sleep.
New eLearning website supports transplant patients through life-saving surgery
Undergoing a heart or lung transplant can be an incredibly worrying time, for both patients and their family and friends, and the information which needs to be explained by surgeons and understood by patients before major life saving surgery is lengthy and complex.
Northumbria University scores Knowledge Exchange award
Northumbria University and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust have won the ‘Knowledge Exchange Strategic Partnership’ award from PraxisAuril, a world-leading association for Knowledge Exchange practitioners.
Northumbria student represents Great Britain in Goalball World Championships
Lois Turner, an Occupational Therapy student at Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been selected to compete for Great Britain at the IBSA Goalball World Championships.
University announces ambitious plans to develop its Centre for Health and Social Equity
Northumbria University is taking forward ambitious plans to develop its Centre for Health and Social Equity after being awarded £5.8 million by the Office for Students.
Chronic jet lag discovered in people living with HIV
People living with HIV have a significantly delayed internal body clock, consistent with the symptoms of jet lag, according to new findings reported by researchers from universities in South Africa and the UK.
Technician wins support from iconic fashion brand to help children in hospital
Denise Crawford, a sewing machinist by trade who works at Northumbria University’s School of Design, was inspired to start modifying t-shirts for children in Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) when her grandson, Finnley, was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for a brain tumour at the hospital in 2020.
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.
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.
Scientists are a step closer to finding a low toxicity treatment for childhood leukaemia
Newly published research carried out using synthetic human bone marrow cells is paving the way for the development of safer and kinder treatments for children with leukaemia.
Published research confirms benefits of community health programme
Research by academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, has confirmed the health benefits of a strength and balancing programme prescribed for older adults who are at risk of falling and injury.
Working in collaboration with Newcastle-based community health charity Healthworks, the research team at Northumbria have just had their findings on the Staying Steady programme published in the in
Student nursing team make finals of prestigious nursing awards
A team of student nurses at Northumbria University have been hailed as among the very best in nursing, having made the finals of the Royal College of Nursing’s Nursing Awards.
Two Northumbria students highly commended in prestigious design awards
Students from Northumbria University have been hailed for their visionary work to highlight issues such as health inequalities and the sustainable re-use of steel in the world’s longest running awards scheme for design.
OBE awarded to Professor John Unsworth
Northumbria University Deputy Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor and Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) Chair of Council, Professor John Unsworth, has been awarded an OBE for services to community nursing and community nurse education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Royal Garden Party invitation recognises services to education
A Northumbria University professor attended the first Royal Garden Party of a celebratory Jubilee summer, following a special nomination from the Department of Education.
Greta Defeyter, a Professor of Developmental Psychology was nominated to attend the Buckingham Palace Garden Party in recognition of her services to education and children services.
Greta is Director of Northumbria Un
Study reveals evidence that bacteria can live in snake and spider venoms
Newly published research led by Northumbria University shows that, contrary to what is commonly believed, the venom of snakes and spiders is actually populated with microbes, including bacteria that could cause infection in people who have suffered a bite.