Tags: health and life sciences
Fuse named in 25 million funded School for Public Health Research refresh
Academics at Northumbria University will continue to be part of a prestigious collaboration bringing together England’s leading public health research expertise.
Northumbria academics support teenagers to take the lead in wellbeing research
Empowering young people to help shape the future of health and wellbeing services by equipping them with their own research skills, is the focus of a project supported by Northumbria University academics.
Football without the fans: new study reveals effect of empty stadiums during pandemic
As the new Premier League season kicks off with crowds of fans cheering on their teams, new research has revealed the hugely negative effect of playing professional football games in empty stadiums last season, with home advantage almost halved.
EXPERT COMMENT: Paying with a palm print? We're victims of our own psychology in making privacy decisions
With reports that Amazon is offering customers credit in exchange for using their handprints to pay at Amazon's stores, what are the impacts of using our biometric data for everyday purchases? Professor Pam Briggs, Research Chair in Applied Psychology at Northumbria University, writes for The Conversation, outlining the complex issues involved in giving up your biometric data to another party.
An ‘early warning system’ for Covid-19 variants
Northumbria University is set to develop new methods for detecting Covid-19 ‘Variants of Concern’ and identifying potential ‘Variants of Interest’ following new funding from the national genome sequencing consortium, COG-UK.
Renowned expert on Parkinson's appointed the region's first Clinical Academic Professor in Nursing
A renowned expert on Parkinson’s Disease has been appointed the North East and North Cumbria’s first Clinical Academic Professor in Nursing – one of the first key roles of its type in the UK.
Vital research for end-of-life care
Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, are evaluating Rapid Response Services to improve end-of-life care in new research funded by Marie Curie.
Senior lecturer is ‘on board’ with appointment to independent think tank
A globally influential charity which works to promote the benefits of workforce professional development has welcomed a Northumbria University academic to its national board.
Northumbria to lead chemical industries’ green recovery research consortium
Northumbria University has been named as part of a multimillion-pound research consortium that will help transform the UK’s manufacturing and construction sectors.
Exceptional service medal recognises voluntary work of Northumbria Professor
The Royal Society of Chemistry has bestowed a second major honour on a Northumbria University academic.
Just 12 months after the Royal Society of Chemistry honoured Professor John Dean with an Inspirational Member Award, his outstanding service to the Society has won further recognition.
Professor Dean, of the Department of Applied Sciences, has now been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistr
Northumbria expert leads ground-breaking forensic study on 18th century Caribbean graveyard
The remains of skeletons found at one of the largest cemeteries for enslaved people in the Caribbean are being studied at Northumbria University.
Northumbria’s Summer 2021 Newspaper is out now!
The Summer 2021 edition of Northumbria University News is now available to read online.
Can Psychological First Aid help improve care workers’ wellbeing?
Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, and the University of Highlands and Islands, Scotland, are investigating Psychological First Aid training as a tool to support care workers’ wellbeing amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
New funding for research into remote healthcare for eating disorders during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond
Northumbria University health and cyber psychologist Dr Dawn Branley-Bell has been awarded a Medical Research Foundation Fellowship – one of four projects supported by £1.1 million of new funding to tackle eating disorders and self-harm.
Victory over Blindness: Northumbria University to welcome Blind Veterans’ Chief Scientific Officer for public lecture
Professor Renata Gomes, Chief Scientific Officer at Blind Veterans UK and newly appointed Visiting Professor at Northumbria University, is to deliver a virtual public lecture on Blind Veterans UK’s research - sharing knowledge for the benefit of wider humanity.
Protecting endangered, Yellow-eyed penguins from fatal infections
A team of researchers, led by Northumbria University, have been working to understand and develop a vaccine for an infection that’s been killing off rare penguins in New Zealand.
Yellow-eyed penguins, locally known as hoiho (Māori name), are one of the world’s rarest species. They are native to New Zealand and its outlying islands. Hoiho breeding pairs have been rapidly declining for over two
‘Languageless’ public health messaging to fight the pandemic
Academics from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have developed public health messaging materials with a difference to overcome communication challenges in Guatemala.
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.
New Alliance calls for urgent action from local authorities to ensure £220m school holiday programme works for the most disadvantaged
Leading not-for-profit groups - including experts from Northumbria University - come together to offer invaluable practical expertise to help local authorities scale-up the Government’s £220 million Holiday Activities and Food programme.
New Northumbria University spinout - PulmoBioMed - to develop world-leading medical device
Scientists at Northumbria University have worked with the institution’s Research and Innovation Services to launch a medtech spinout company whose lead product for collecting breath samples could revolutionise diagnosis of a range of diseases, including Covid-19.