Subjects: Public sector
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.
Arts research inspires new approaches to emergency planning
As the UK Covid-19 inquiry gets underway and the country’s pandemic preparedness is examined, new performance research is making a significant impact on the future of emergency planning in the UK and beyond.
Research on a new Government standard to increase transparency around the use of AI systems highlights benefits for policing
The UK Government is currently piloting an Algorithmic Transparency Standard across the public sector; new research shows that adopting the Standard is both achievable for policing and could also bring significant benefits, such as improved public confidence and sharing best practice.
Funding boost to better connect research to North East communities
A new partnership between Newcastle’s two universities and four of the region’s public bodies has received significant funding to maximise opportunities for connecting academic research to the needs of local communities.
North East MP works closely with Northumbria academics to challenge investment plans to level up the region
Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School today held an event in collaboration with the Right Honourable Kevan Jones, to discuss the MP for North Durham’s recent report entitled: Government spending in the North East of England since 2010.
State-of-the-art heating project supports sustainability goals
EQUANS, the new name for global energy firm ENGIE’s services and regeneration-led business, has supported Northumbria University in further reducing its carbon footprint thanks to the installation of a £1.7 million high-tech heating system.
Collaborative research to help plan North Tyneside’s digital future
Academics at Northumbria University are leading a study which is investigating how residents across North Tyneside access and use digital technology – and where there are barriers to its take-up. The results will help to shape the development of future services within the borough, from healthcare and housing to education and digital infrastructure.
Design of the times: research reveals how the arts can offer vital new approaches to cities’ emergency preparedness and resilience planning
A new report demonstrates ways in which arts practice and performance research methods can provide vital new approaches to city pandemic planning, both in the context of Covid-19 and for future crises.
Collaborative Newcastle Universities Agreement
Northumbria and Newcastle Universities announce an innovative new partnership to support the economic and social recovery of our region post-Covid.
New Alliance calls for urgent action from local authorities to ensure £220m school holiday programme works for the most disadvantaged
Leading not-for-profit groups - including experts from Northumbria University - come together to offer invaluable practical expertise to help local authorities scale-up the Government’s £220 million Holiday Activities and Food programme.
Northumbria academic elected as Chair of influential Council
Dr Ian Elliott from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been elected as Chair of the influential Joint University Council (JUC) at its Annual General Meeting held this month.
As the UK Learned Society for Public Administration, Public Policy and Social Work, the JUC , promotes the development and coordination of the work of universities who teach and research in these areas.
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Government call for greater financial support for those waiting for Universal Credit
A Northumbria University academic is calling on the Government to provide financial support to people waiting for their first Universal Credit payment.
EXPERT COMMENT: To save our leisure centres from closure, we may need to hand them to the community
Many leisure centres survived austerity by transferring their management to the local community. In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Lindsay Findlay-King, Principal Lecturer in Sport Management at Northumbria University, discusses whether this tactic could work again in today's crisis.
EXPERT COMMENT: Learning loss and implications for Covid-19 and school closures
The ongoing situation and school closures as result of Covid-19 have a number of different implications for the education sector. Dr Emily Mann and Dr Jackie Shinwell of Northumbria University’s Healthy Living Lab explored the impact of the coronavirus crisis in terms of learning loss in this blog for Schools North East.
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.
Expert evidence given in face of modern policing debate
A Northumbria University criminologist has contributed expert evidence to a debate around the use of facial recognition technology in policing.
Nursing students experience courtroom drama
Nursing students at Northumbria University have the chance to gain unique insight into the legal aspects of a career in nursing, as part of an innovative teaching programme.
EXPERT COMMENT: Sexual harassment is a real problem in the armed forces – and offences are not being ‘properly recorded’
Christina Dodds, PhD researcher and Graduate Tutor at Northumbria, discusses the recent MoD report on inappropriate behaviours.
How to design and build better green environments in our towns and cities
The latest edition of the influential journal Town & Country Planning has been edited by a leading Environmental expert from Northumbria University, Newcastle.