Categories: big challenge: justice and security
Research on a new Government standard to increase transparency around the use of AI systems highlights benefits for policing
The UK Government is currently piloting an Algorithmic Transparency Standard across the public sector; new research shows that adopting the Standard is both achievable for policing and could also bring significant benefits, such as improved public confidence and sharing best practice.
EXPERT COMMENT: Domestic abuse: how survivors can get through family law court
In an article originally written for The Conversation, Dr Rima Hussein, Senior Lecturer in organisation studies, and Dr Imane El Hakimi, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Human Resource Management at Northumbria University, highlight the challenges facing survivors of domestic abuse in our legal system and give advice on safely navigating through them.
Public trust in using data to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic cannot be assumed, researchers warn
Researchers from the Observatory for Monitoring Data-Driven Approaches to Covid-19 (OMDDAC) have published a final report on a study part-led by academics at Northumbria University to understand public attitudes toward sharing data and personal information to shape the UK’s response to the pandemic.
Northumbria to lead research aimed at future-proofing the security of home technology devices
Research investigating the potential digital harms posed by household data sharing technologies has won a share of a major £3.6m award scheme.
Northumbria’s Summer 2021 Newspaper is out now!
The Summer 2021 edition of Northumbria University News is now available to read online.
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.
Lessons learned in the data-driven response to the Covid-19 pandemic
Researchers from the Observatory for Monitoring Data-Driven Approaches to Covid-19 (OMDDAC) have published three Snapshot Reports following a study part-led by academics at Northumbria University which seeks to capture lessons learned from the experiences of key stakeholders involved in data-driven responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.
OMDDAC is funded the Arts and Humanities Research Council (A
Award success for law researchers
Academics from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have won awards for their law research into the use of legal technology and artificial intelligence at a prestigious conference.
Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed for first time
Researchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences for global sea level.
Investigating protein dynamics: research breakthrough could result in new cancer treatments
Researchers from Northumbria University in Newcastle, and Bogazici University in Turkey, have discovered a new way of examining the structure and dynamics of single protein molecules within the human body – which could help scientists better understand the progression and possible treatment of diseases such as cancer.
Mapping Covid-19 – one year on
Over the last year, academics from Northumbria University have been working with partners in the Covid-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium to map how COVID-19 spreads and evolves.
Law academic gives expert advice to New Zealand Police Service
A Northumbria University academic has been appointed to an independent panel of experts advising the New Zealand Police service on the ethical use of new technologies in modern policing.
Media collaboration offers opportunities to writers from under-represented backgrounds
A new initiative co-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by the New Statesman and Daily Mirror aims to increase opportunities for aspiring writers and journalists from under-represented backgrounds.
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.
Capital punishment and execution culture explored
With federal executions in the US reaching a 200-year high under Donald Trump’s presidency, a new book by North East academics looks back at the history of public executions.
Execution Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain: From Public Spectacle to Hidden Ritual was co-edited by Helen Rutherford, a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria Law School and Dr Clare Sandford-Couch, a Visiting Lecturer in Law
Research by Northumbria law academic cited in House of Lords debate
A report co-written by Northumbria Law School’s Dr Marion Oswald has been cited in the Lords in support of an amendment proposed to the Domestic Abuse Bill.
EXPERT COMMENT: Thousands more satellites will soon orbit Earth – we need better rules to prevent space crashes
In a recent article written for The Conversation, Lauren Napier, Researcher in Space Law and Policy, Northumbria University, Newcastle discusses the need for better rules to prevent space crashes as thousands more satellites start orbiting Earth.
EXPERT COMMENT: Digital hoarders: we’ve identified four types – which are you?
How many emails are in your inbox? If the answer is thousands, or if you often struggle to find a file on your computer among its cluttered hard drive, then you might be classed as a digital hoarder.
Northumbria Law lecturer appointed Chair of Law Society's Education and Training Committee
Northumbria Associate Professor, Dr Victoria Roper, has been appointed as Chair of the national Education and Training Committee of the Law Society for England and Wales.
The Law Society’s Education and Training Committee represents the interests of around 200,000 solicitors and tens of thousands of law students and formulates national policy in relation to solicitor education and training.