Subjects: Studies and reports
Northumbria University launches Social Mobility Impact Report
Northumbria University has launched a new report that sets out its social impact and identifies where it is spreading opportunity to those who need it most.
Geography Professor appointed as special adviser to Select Committee
One of the UK’s leading experts on nature and sustainable land use has been appointed as the sole special adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee investigating land use in England. Professor Alister Scott of Northumbria University will provide the Select Committee with specialist advice over the structure and content of the inquiry, which is due to report at the end of this year.
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.
Anxiety and neuroticism linked to ability to experience ASMR
New research from Northumbria University suggests a link between personality traits and the ability to experience the relaxing sensory phenomenon known as ASMR. The findings also show that it reduces anxiety in those who experience the sensation.
Research on US Civil War sailors to create a treasure-chest for genealogists and social historians
The lives and experiences of immigrant and African American sailors during the American Civil War are set to be uncovered in a £685,000 study being led by Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Project Civil War Bluejackets: Race, Class and Ethnicity in the United States Navy, 1861-1865 is being led by Professor David Gleeson from Northumbria, in collaboration with the University of Sheffield Info
Volunteering Together: Blending knowledge and skills for development
As we approach International Volunteer Day on 5 December, academics from Northumbria University have prepared a briefing paper, which will be the first in a series, to highlight key findings from a collaborative research project between Northumbria and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).
EXPERT COMMENT: How to dissuade parents from believing in anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories
New research carried out by a team of psychologists has found that sharing what you believe about vaccines could be a very simple way of dispelling vaccine hesitancy in others. In an article written for The Conversation, the academics share their research and its findings.
Belief in anti-vaccination conspiracies can be cut by correcting misperceptions of what others believe – new study
Belief in anti-vaccination conspiracy theories can be reduced by correcting misperceptions of what other people believe, according to psychologists who have examined the impact of a new social intervention approach.
The knock on the door that military families never forget
As we remember and honour the fallen through remembrance traditions, new research from academics at Northumbria University has revealed the true experiences of bereaved military families, following a first-of-its-kind study exploring the impact of death in military service on surviving family members.
EXPERT COMMENT: Covid smell loss can have profound effects on your life, from weight change to intimacy barriers
Recent in-depth qualitative research from a team of altered eating and altered smell specialists documents the impact of persistent alterations to taste and smell following Covid-19 infection. Writing for The Conversation, Professor Vincent Deary of Northumbria University, and Dr Duika Burges Watson of Newcastle University, discuss the team's findings, highlighting how Covid smell loss can have
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.
Innovative partnership to develop game-changing manufacturing solutions
A collaborative research project driven by The NBT Group, Northumbria University and Senseye has been awarded over a quarter of a million pounds to evaluate new and emerging 'smart' technologies, helping to digitalise and transform manufacturing supply chains.
Scientists determine cause of devastating Indian flood
A Northumbria University geomorphologist is among a team of international scientists to investigate the cause of the Uttarakhand flood in India earlier this year, which left more than 200 people dead or missing.
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.
Playing with thin dolls may affect young girls’ body image
Playing with ultra-thin dolls could make young girls want a thinner body, according to new research published today (11 March 2021).
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.
Research with life-saving potential for adults with learning disabilities and autism
A research team at Northumbria University have launched a major project exploring how carers recognise and manage deterioration in the health of people with learning disabilities and autism.
Sleep research programme to offer free treatment to those suffering with disturbed sleep amid the pandemic
Those experiencing poor sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic are being invited to take part in an online treatment study run by sleep experts at Northumbria University.
Fashion industry’s hidden environmental timebomb revealed
The devastating environmental impact of plastic clothing hangers has been revealed for the first time – with calls for the fashion industry to urgently address the issue.