Categories: big challenge: health
EXPERT COMMENT: Jacinda Ardern resignation has people wondering when to quit – but that’s the wrong way to think about burnout
As Jacinda Ardern leaves office as New Zealand's outgoing prime minister after citing that she no longer had “enough in the tank”, conversations about workplace burnout continue. In an article written for The Conversation, Anthony Montgomery, Professor in Occupational & Organisational Psychology, explains how thinking of burnout as an individual-level responsibility is missing the bigger picture.
Conference highlights urgent need for improved support for the UK LGBT+ veteran community
Northumbria University’s Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research, in partnership with LGBT+ military charity Fighting With Pride (FWP), held the UK’s first annual conference on research with LGBT+ veterans.
Northumbria Professor leads research aimed at providing better support for people facing homelessness
Researchers at Northumbria University have been awarded almost £250,000 to work with service providers and community organisations on developing improved data sharing techniques to support people experiencing homelessness.
Creative approaches to sleep disorders
Sleep researchers from Northumbria University are running a series of workshops, aimed at finding creative ways of coping with poor sleep.
New eLearning website supports transplant patients through life-saving surgery
Undergoing a heart or lung transplant can be an incredibly worrying time, for both patients and their family and friends, and the information which needs to be explained by surgeons and understood by patients before major life saving surgery is lengthy and complex.
University announces ambitious plans to develop its Centre for Health and Social Equity
Northumbria University is taking forward ambitious plans to develop its Centre for Health and Social Equity after being awarded £5.8 million by the Office for Students.
Chronic jet lag discovered in people living with HIV
People living with HIV have a significantly delayed internal body clock, consistent with the symptoms of jet lag, according to new findings reported by researchers from universities in South Africa and the UK.
Technician wins support from iconic fashion brand to help children in hospital
Denise Crawford, a sewing machinist by trade who works at Northumbria University’s School of Design, was inspired to start modifying t-shirts for children in Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) when her grandson, Finnley, was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for a brain tumour at the hospital in 2020.
Psychological First Aid training could help improve care workers’ wellbeing
A new study has shown that Psychological First Aid, training originally created for people to support others, can help healthcare workers in care homes improve their own mental wellbeing.
New appointment makes professor a central figure in UK air quality research
He will increase collaboration and impact across and beyond the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Clean Air Programme, which manages a £42.5m fund for research and innovation to develop practical solutions to today’s air quality challenges.
Breathing new life into disease diagnosis
New research shows 100 per cent effectiveness of an innovative breath sampling device developed by Northumbria University medtech spinout, PulmoBioMed, that could revolutionise diagnosis of a range of diseases, including COVID-19.
Scientists are a step closer to finding a low toxicity treatment for childhood leukaemia
Newly published research carried out using synthetic human bone marrow cells is paving the way for the development of safer and kinder treatments for children with leukaemia.
Student nursing team make finals of prestigious nursing awards
A team of student nurses at Northumbria University have been hailed as among the very best in nursing, having made the finals of the Royal College of Nursing’s Nursing Awards.
EXPERT COMMENT: Avian flu has jumped from chickens to wild birds and is spreading fast
In an article written for The Conversation, Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Suggitt discusses how avian influenza has jumped from chickens and other domestic birds to wild birds and what is needed to tackle the spread.
OBE awarded to Professor John Unsworth
Northumbria University Deputy Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor and Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) Chair of Council, Professor John Unsworth, has been awarded an OBE for services to community nursing and community nurse education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Study reveals evidence that bacteria can live in snake and spider venoms
Newly published research led by Northumbria University shows that, contrary to what is commonly believed, the venom of snakes and spiders is actually populated with microbes, including bacteria that could cause infection in people who have suffered a bite.
Northumbria research helps find key to spatial navigation skills
A long-term study involving a Northumbria University architect has found that growing up in rural or suburban areas improves spatial navigation. Professor Ruth Dalton, from the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, conducted research which found that being raised in a city – particularly a city with grid-patterned streets – is detrimental to the development of spacial navigation.
Major new mental health study inspired by lived experience
Experts at Northumbria University are supporting a £1 million research study, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), which aims to improve the outcomes and experiences of those being discharged from mental health hospitals.
University funds new personalised uniforms to help student nurses on placement
North East patients receiving care from Northumbria University’s student nurses can now easily see the name of their carer, after the University paid to have names embroidered onto student uniforms. Northumbria is believed to be the first university in the country to pay for the names of all first-year nursing and healthcare students to be embroidered onto their uniforms.
Nursing leaders officially open new national nursing test centre at Northumbria University
The new NMC Competence Test Centre, based at the University’s Coach Lane Campus, will host up to 7,000 nurses, midwives and nursing associates each year for their ‘OSCE’ Observed Structured Clinical Examination.