Tags: research and innovation
The Climate Change Challenge – how can we live more sustainably?
Over the coming weeks you’ll be hearing a huge amount in the news about COP26, but what is it, and why is it so important?
COP is the United Nations’ annual climate change conference. It is the world’s most significant summit on climate change and this year, it is being held in the UK for the first time.
COP stands for the Conference of Parties and this year is the 26th conference – hence CO
Major government funding injection for bioscientists of tomorrow
A new Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP), led by Procter & Gamble and including Northumbria University, has received funding as part of a £22.5m investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to address skill gaps in the UK bioscience industry.
Reputation for research excellence reinforced with four Fellowship awards
Northumbria University’s growing profile for excellence in research has been recognised once again, with the awarding of four prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships.
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.
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.
Multi-million pound boost for North East company creation
Having launched an impressive 34 businesses to date, North East university collaboration Northern Accelerator has been awarded a further £3.6m from Research England to continue its successful programme, expanding its partnership in the North East and rolling out its flagship support model to universities in the South of England.
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.
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
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.
North East universities vow to help region bounce back stronger from Covid-19
Universities, employers, and local leaders in the North East will be working together to create thousands of local jobs as the recovery from the pandemic gathers pace.
‘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.
Northumbria University top 50 in the world for sustainability
Northumbria University has been ranked 50th in the world for sustainability in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, showcasing the excellent work being delivered by the University globally and in the local community.
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.