Student wins prestigious award to help improve mental health among farmers and their families
A Northumbria University PhD student has won an esteemed studentship award to support her research into the mental well-being of people from farming communities.
Research with ambulance service aims to support callers experiencing loneliness
Experts from Northumbria University have joined forces with professionals from the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) for a research project that aims to inform new guidance for ambulance trusts supporting people who call frequently. Frequent callers can have a combination of complex mental and physical health issues, and may also be experiencing social issues such as loneliness and isolation.
Research will inform support services for women experiencing homelessness
Complex stories of homelessness, as told through the experiences of women in the North East of England, are the focus of a study led by Joanne McGrath, a third year PhD student based at Northumbria University.
Digital environment to support student wellbeing secures NHS funding
An academic team from Northumbria University has obtained a grant of £40,000 to establish a pioneering immersive wellbeing environment for students – an initiative with potential for nationwide roll-out.
EXPERT COMMENT: How universal basic income’s impact on people’s finances could transform the nation’s health
Under the scheme, two groups – 15 people in Jarrow and another 15 in East Finchley, London, will receive £1,600 a month for two years. This will help show if there is a case for a national basic income, or at least more comprehensive UK trials.
EXPERT COMMENT: Should I post photos of my children online? Here’s what new parents need to know about sharenting
Many of us share life updates on social media, but should we be sharing photos of our children online? In an article written for The Conversation, Claire Bessant, Associate Professor in Law at Northumbria University, discusses the potential implications of “sharenting”.
EXPERT COMMENT: Facial recognition: UK plans to monitor migrant offenders are unethical – and they won’t work
The difficulty working with darker skin tones reflects the experiences of people of colour who try to use facial recognition technology. In recent years, researchers have demonstrated the unfairness in facial recognition systems, finding that the software and algorithms developed by big technology companies are more accurate at recognising lighter skin tones than darker ones.
Northumbria Professor gives keynote academic address at Basic Income North conference
An interim research report by the royal society for arts, manufactures and commerce (RSA), examining the public health case for Universal Basic Income and endorsed by the First Minister for Wales, has been officially launched at the Basic Income North conference by Professor Matthew Johnson.
New research highlights young refugees’ voices and experiences
Experts from Northumbria University have revealed findings from a research study which examines the links between volunteer opportunities and the livelihoods of young refugees.
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.
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.
University students facing food insecurity due to pandemic
Four out of ten university students have reported they are worried that they will run out of food as they deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. The findings have been submitted to the UK Education Select Committee inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services.
Massive decrease in fruit and vegetable intake reported by children receiving free school meals following lockdown
In a study conducted by Northumbria University around half of the children who received free school meal vouchers are reporting a significant drop in their intake of fruit and vegetables since schools closed due to COVID-19 in March, yet many reported a large increase in consumption of sugary drinks and snacks.
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.
Holiday clubs provide far more benefits beyond just providing food, study reveals
The largest study of school holiday clubs in England has found that as well as helping to combat childhood hunger, holiday clubs provide a number of social and health benefits including providing children a safe place to play. The extensive findings of the study were released today (Wednesday 30 May) at a special event at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne.