Northumbria’s Summer 2022 newspaper is out now
Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, the newspaper is the perfect way to keep up to date with the exciting developments taking place across the University.
New research harnesses the power of movement
Harvesting energy from the day-to-day movements of the human body and turning it into useful electrical energy, is the focus of a new piece of research involving a Northumbria University Professor.
Haskap berries could hold the key to endurance runners’ success
A recently discovered edible berry has the potential to improve the performance of endurance runners by a potentially game-changing 2%, according to new research at Northumbria University.
The Haskap berry (botanical name Lonicera caerulea) is an edible blue honeysuckle native to the boreal forests and low-lying wet regions of northern hemisphere countries including Canada, Japan and Russia. Th
EXPERT COMMENT: Football: English fans want an independent regulator – here’s how it could help save clubs from ruin
Mark Middling, Senior Lecturer in Accounting discusses the economic risks facing smaller UK football clubs and how suggested regulations could keep them in the game for The Conversation.
Northumbria’s vision for improving treatments for Parkinson’s disease
Northumbria University is leading research on the effects of technological visual training as a potential rehabilitation tool for people affected by Parkinson’s disease.
Dr Sam Stuart, a senior researcher in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria, is working with American company, Senaptec, an industry leader in the design and production of sensory performance asses
EXPERT COMMENT: Disabled children still face exclusion in PE – here’s what needs to change
Kevin Dixon, Senior Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University and Tom Gibbons, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise at Teesside University discuss the challenges faced by disabled children in physical education and the action needed to create inclusive education.
Northumbria’s sporting stars claim seven medals at Tokyo Games
Students – past and present – from Northumbria University have Taken on Tokyo in inimitable style, bringing home seven medals for their respective countries at this year’s Paralympic Games.
Football without the fans: new study reveals effect of empty stadiums during pandemic
As the new Premier League season kicks off with crowds of fans cheering on their teams, new research has revealed the hugely negative effect of playing professional football games in empty stadiums last season, with home advantage almost halved.
Olympics: why not all new sports will return at Paris 2024 – but breakdancing will make its debut
Following the appearance of several new sports at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Senior Lecturer in Sport Management at Northumbria University, Dr Mikhail Batuev, provides expert commentary on how the most recent additions fared.
Can parkrun be an antidote to pandemic pressures?
Academics from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have published a research paper explaining why parkruns are so popular, particularly among those in managerial and professional positions.
Impact and resistance training boosts bone strength and muscle function in those with Crohn’s disease, according to new research
Research from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has shown the important role specific types of exercise can play in the management of bone loss, fatigue and muscle dysfunction for those with Crohn’s disease.
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.
Top rowers inspire design students
Students on Northumbria University’s Design for Industry degree took part in a design challenge with a difference when they were visited by two of the UK’s best ocean rowers.
England’s biggest ever Boccia Open comes to Northumbria’s Sport Central
North East based not-for-profit organisation SMILE Through Sport, founded by Northumbria alumnus and Paralympian Stephen Miller MBE, is hosting the biggest ever Boccia open event to take place in England.
Sport to promote economic and social development in Zambia
A cohort of five students and staff from Northumbria University will visit Zambia next summer to take part in the Volunteer Zambia programme, an initiative that Northumbria has played a significant role in over the last 15 years.
New world record for Northumbria Paralympic swimmer
Northumbria University swimmer and five times Paralympic medallist Taka Suzuki, has set a new world record in the S4 100m Freestyle Short Course.
Northumbria rugby star selected to play for England
A Northumbria University student and first team rugby player has been named in the England Rugby Women U20 squad.
International recognition for Northumbria sport management academic
A sport management academic from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the European Association for Sport Management.
Northumbria student nets leadership role in women’s football
As the Women’s World Cup kicked off in France earlier this summer, Northumbria University Football President and 1st team player Georgia Gibson received her own call up onto the FA University Women’s Leadership Programme.