Categories: research and innovation
Simulated learning using virtual reality recognised as example of best practice in nursing education
Northumbria University’s innovative use of virtual reality and simulation technologies in nursing education has been highlighted as an example of best practice in the UK.
How future research can help improve projections on rising sea levels
A new research synthesis co-authored by an international group of 29 ice sheet experts states that future rises in sea level could be better estimated by gaining a clearer understanding of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.
More of the same: Study reveals winners and losers from climate and land-use change
New research from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Northumbria University has determined that as warm-loving species expand their ranges under climate change, Britain’s landscapes are losing their biological uniqueness.
Northumbria University spin-out raises £1.4m for lung test to aid early diagnosis of asthma
PulmoBioMed - a Northumbria University spin-out which has developed a new lung test that could lead to earlier diagnosis of asthma and other conditions - has raised £1.4m to help commercialise its technology.
Patterns of brain connectivity differ between preterm and full term babies
A new study involving Northumbria University has revealed scans of 390 babies show distinct patterns between term and preterm babies in the dynamic (moment-to-moment) connectivity of brain networks.
EXPERT COMMENT: Four reforms to stop English councils from going bankrupt
In this article originally written for The Conversation, Kevin Muldoon-Smith, Associate Professor in Strategic Public Sector Finance and Urban Adaptation at Northumbria University, and Mark Sandford, Honorary Professor of Local Government at the University of Bristol, discuss four reforms to stop English councils from going bankrupt.
Digital civics projects putting people at heart of digital innovation
Northumbria University is hosting the Digital Civics Exchange, a series of events focusing on the role of people in artificial intelligence and digital technology. The event will also mark the launch of Northumbria University's 9 million AI Centre for Doctoral Training in Citizen-Centred AI.
Lessons to be learned – research captures harrowing testimonies from care staff on the impact of the pandemic
As the public inquiry into the UK’s response to Covid-19 continues, new research led by Northumbria University academics shines a light on the impact of moving patients from hospitals to care homes in England during the pandemic.
Contact lenses to diagnose glaucoma
Researchers from Northumbria University and Boğaziçi University have developed a contact lens that can detect changes in eye pressure, an early sign of glaucoma. The lens contains micro-sensors that monitor intra-ocular pressure over several hours and send the data wirelessly for analysis. The technology has been successfully tested on six participants and will undergo further study.
Award honours research on gendered experiences in engineering
A Civil Engineering graduate from Northumbria University has won the Rising Star – Contribution to Gender Diversity award at the 2023 Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering Awards.
EXPERT COMMENT: The secret world of puddles
In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Mike Jeffries, Associate Professor of Ecology at Northumbria University discusses the conservation value of puddles which is still largely unappreciated.
Safeguarding the health of astronauts at Northumbria University
Space health experts at Northumbria University have won a global competition that will enable them to explore blood flow restriction training among astronauts during spaceflight.
Northumbria rated First-Class for sustainability
Northumbria has retained its position as the highest ranked university in the North East for sustainability in the latest People and Planet University League Table.
Published annually, the People & Planet’s University League is the only comprehensive and independent league table of universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance. It is compiled by the UK’s largest student camp
Major Antarctic glacier passed a tipping point in the last 80 years, research reveals
Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica has gone through an irreversible retreat, passing a tipping point within the last 80 years, researchers have found. The findings, which are published in the influential journal Nature Climate Change, have emerged when world leaders gather in Dubai to debate the impacts of climate change at the COP28 conference.
First university hosting of international volunteering conference highlights value of collaboration
Northumbria University has been confirmed as the first academic institution to host the prestigious International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) conference organised annually by the International Forum for Volunteering in Development, known as Forum, in 2024.
EXPERT COMMENT: How music heals us, even when it’s sad – by a neuroscientist leading a new study of musical therapy
In an article written for The Conversation*, Leigh Riby, Cognitive-Neuroscience Professor at Northumbria University discusses the recent breakthrough in neuroscientific research which suggests that music – both sad or happy – has therapeutic healing powers linked with emotional recognition and brain re-engagement.
Northumbria University announces £50m space skills, research and development centre set to transform the UK space industry
Investments from Lockheed Martin, the UK Space Agency and Northumbria University forge pathway for NESST’s global prominence.
Read the latest issue of Northumbria University News: Autumn 2023 edition
The Autumn 2023 edition of Northumbria University’s newspaper is available to collect on campus or read online now.
AI can map giant icebergs from satellite images 10,000 times faster than humans
Scientists have trained an artificial intelligence (AI) system to accurately map the surface area and outline of giant icebergs captured on satellite images in just one-hundredth of a second.
Researchers secure funds for brain health study on military veterans
A pioneering multi-disciplined team of researchers from Northumbria University and Imperial College London has received funding for a novel study that will explore biological, psychological and social factors associated with brain health in female military veterans.