Subjects: Social issues
On the level: Northumbria academics outline what to expect from the government’s levelling up White Paper
With dramatic variances in wealth, health, life chances and wellbeing across the UK, a government White Paper on the subject of “levelling up” is expected to be published this Autumn.
Fuse named in 25 million funded School for Public Health Research refresh
Academics at Northumbria University will continue to be part of a prestigious collaboration bringing together England’s leading public health research expertise.
Creating opportunities for thousands of young people in Newcastle
A new learning centre designed to support more young people to fulfil their potential and achieve a place at university will be launched in Newcastle.
Vital research for end-of-life care
Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, are evaluating Rapid Response Services to improve end-of-life care in new research funded by Marie Curie.
Victory over Blindness: Northumbria University to welcome Blind Veterans’ Chief Scientific Officer for public lecture
Professor Renata Gomes, Chief Scientific Officer at Blind Veterans UK and newly appointed Visiting Professor at Northumbria University, is to deliver a virtual public lecture on Blind Veterans UK’s research - sharing knowledge for the benefit of wider humanity.
Calling for an end to torture and inhumane interrogation techniques
A Northumbria University Forensic Psychologist has contributed to an expert report, due to go before the United Nations later this year, setting out how torture is used during interrogations around the world and recommending the adoption of alternative, humane techniques.
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.
Online diary helps NHS and care staff monitor changes in wellbeing and get support
A new online diary has been developed to help health and care staff monitor changes in their wellbeing during the pandemic and signposts where individuals can access help when it is needed.
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO REVOLUTIONISE SUPPORT FOR LGBT+ VETERANS
Northumbria University and Fighting With Pride - The LGBT+ Armed Forces Charity – have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a shared mission of transforming support for LGBT+ Veterans.
14 COULD BE PEAK AGE FOR BELIEVING IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES
Belief in conspiracy theories is heightened as adolescents reach 14 years of age, reveals new research led by Northumbria University.
Midwife’s research features in new national guidance on drinking during pregnancy
Research from a midwifery lecturer at Northumbria University has been included in new national guidance on the harms of consuming alcohol both before and during pregnancy.
Online tool keeps families connected during lockdown
Social isolation and loneliness have affected many people during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially those with limited access to digital technology.
Better access to justice needed for victims of gender-based violence
Family justice experts from Northumbria University are calling for changes to the support given by government to victims of gender-based violence, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Voluntary action and Covid-19 – new research will explore lessons learnt and recommendations for UK recovery
Experts from across academia and the voluntary sector are to carry out a major research project into the role of voluntary action in the Covid-19 pandemic – exploring the challenges, what worked well and making recommendations to inform planning for future crises.
New museum resource supports health and social care professionals working with older people
Northumbria University and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) have joined forces to show health and social care professionals how TWAM’s museum resources and collections can support quality of life improvements for older people.
Northumbria researchers tackling the challenges of Covid-19
Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have secured Government funding worth almost £1.2 million to conduct research in support of the UK’s response to Covid-19.
The funding is part of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) covid-19 rapid response funding, and is for three projects to be delivered over the next 18 months, with Northumbria as a consortium lead. Northumbria has also been
EXPERT COMMENT - World Menopause Day: how cultural representations of ‘the change’ are empowering women
Ahead of World Menopause Day on Sunday 18 October, Katy Shaw, Professor of Contemporary Writings at Northumbria University, discusses the important role popular culture is playing in changing perceptions of the menopause.
Migration, Adaptation, Innovation 1500-1800 – Role of immigration and knowledge exchange explored in £1.2m research project
A Northumbria University historian has been awarded £1.2m to research the role immigration played in developing new technologies around the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Gender-based violence during lockdown: media reports may have missed the true picture
The ability of gender-based violence victims to access support services during the Covid-19 lockdown has not been accurately portrayed in the media, with potentially damaging consequences, according to new research.
Experiences of Covid-19 volunteers told through interactive map
The experiences of volunteers from the international Red Cross and Red Crescent movement working through the Covid-19 pandemic have been mapped by a team including academics from Northumbria University.
The ‘Mapping COVID volunteers’ experience and insights’ project gives a unique understanding of the response to Coronavirus by volunteers in different countries and the way the pandemic has impa