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.
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.
New study to investigate financial hardship and food poverty within the UK’s Armed Forces Community
The UK’s oldest national tri-service charity, in partnership with Northumbria University has announced the launch of a programme of research into financial hardship and food poverty within the Armed Forces Community.
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.
Thousands of tonnes of ocean pollution can be saved by changing washing habits
A new study has revealed that almost 13,000 tonnes of microfibres, equivalent to two rubbish trucks every day, are being released into European marine environments every year – but this could be reduced by as much as 30% if we made a small change to our laundry habits. The findings have been published by the scientific journal PLOS ONE for World Oceans Day on Monday 8 June.
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.
New discovery: Evidence for a 90-million-year-old rainforest near the South Pole
Researchers have found unexpected fossil traces of a temperate rainforest near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the continent had an exceptionally warm climate in prehistoric times. Their findings are published today (1 April) as the lead story in the scientific journal Nature.
First evidence that Antarctica's thinning ice shelves are causing more ice to move from the land into the sea
Researchers have produced the first physics-based quantifiable evidence that thinning ice shelves in Antarctica are causing more ice to flow from the land into the ocean. Their findings have been published in Geophysical Research Letters.
EXPERT COMMENT: Making cities more walkable by understanding how other people influence our journeys
Ruth Dalton, Professor of Building Usability and Visualisation at Northumbria University, Newcastle, writes about how urban spaces can be designed to be better for walkers if planners understand 'social wayfinding' - or how other people can influence where we choose to walk.
£700,000 award funds new research into ways to control liquid droplets
Academics from Northumbria University are to continue their ground-breaking research into the behaviour of liquids, leading a new project to investigate how to control the way liquids form into droplets.
EXPERT COMMENT: How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse
Dr Vasile Ersek, a senior lecturer in Physical Geography, writes for The Conversation about the discovery of new evidence of a drought that finished off the Akkadian Empire 4,000 years ago.
Why misinformation on WhatsApp can be a worry for older adults
A new research project investigating how older adults respond to misinformation about infectious disease outbreaks received via WhatsApp is about to begin at Northumbria University, Newcastle.
£1.4m grant to assess how yoga benefits older people with multiple long-term health conditions
A major £1.4 million study investigating the benefits that yoga brings to older people with multiple long-term health conditions is about to begin at Northumbria University, Newcastle. It aims to determine both the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a specially-adapted yoga programme for older adults with multimorbidity.
Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals
Climate change may have played a more important role in the extinction of Neanderthals than previously believed, according to a new study published in the journal, Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences.
Research reveals new benefits of school holiday clubs
With the Government’s announcement today (27 July) of a £2 million fund to provide holiday activities for children, newly-published research from Northumbria University, Newcastle has revealed that holiday clubs provide many more benefits for both children and parents than previously believed.
EXPERT COMMENT: The Other Side of Australia Day
Dr Laura Fish, a writer and senior lecturer in Creative Writing at Northumbria University, discusses indigeneity in the modern world.
Humanities celebrated at Northumbria with Institute launch
Northumbria University, Newcastle is celebrating the multidisciplinary achievements taking place within its humanities subjects and, more widely across the University, with the launch of its Institute of Humanities.
Northumbria academic addresses global conference on humanitarian aid
Northumbria University’s Matt Baillie Smith is appearing at AidEx in Brussels this week to present the latest findings of his project with the Swedish Red Cross.