EXPERT COMMENT: Was the freak ‘medicane’ storm that devastated Libya a glimpse of North Africa’s future?
Mike Rogerson, Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Northumbria university, Dr Mahjoor Lone, Research Fellow in the department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Northumbria University, and Belkasem Alkaryani, Lecturer in Geology at the University of Tobruk, discuss the environmental situation facing North Africa.
Research council invest half a million in new Creative Communities UK pilot
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Creative Communities programme at Northumbria University Newcastle has secured an additional £470,000 of investment, on top of the original 1.3 million award, to develop new knowledge about community and cross-sector partnership working in research & development (R&D).
£1 million funding award supports leading new medical research at Northumbria University
Two renowned biomedical researchers have been awarded £1 million to undertake world-leading research into diseases such as prostate cancer and mitochondrial disease at Northumbria University.
The tree that’s helping women in the criminal justice system tell and own their stories
The ‘Story Chair’ programme is a creative collaboration between social justice charity, Changing Lives and the School of Design at Northumbria University and is supported by the North East Probation Service.
Research with ambulance service aims to support callers experiencing loneliness
Experts from Northumbria University have joined forces with professionals from the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) for a research project that aims to inform new guidance for ambulance trusts supporting people who call frequently. Frequent callers can have a combination of complex mental and physical health issues, and may also be experiencing social issues such as loneliness and isolation.
EXPERT COMMENT: 'When you get status the struggle doesn’t end': what it's like to be a new refugee in the UK
When someone applies for asylum in the UK today, they may be waiting months or even years for their application to be decided, thanks to the record-high backlog that the government is failing to tackle.
Research will inform support services for women experiencing homelessness
Complex stories of homelessness, as told through the experiences of women in the North East of England, are the focus of a study led by Joanne McGrath, a third year PhD student based at Northumbria University.
EXPERT COMMENT: Offices: how bad will the property crunch be?
In an article written for The Conversation, Associate Professor for Northumbria University’s Built Environment, Kevin Muldoon-Smith, discusses the decline in office space usage and how this will affect future ways of working.
Traditional male gender roles still dominate in entertainment industry
The characters that actors portray in films, television and on stage conform too closely with traditional gender roles – according to new research by academics at Northumbria and Durham universities.
Associate Professor leads new international analysis of local government finance
The Local Democracy Research Centre has commissioned experts at Northumbria University, led by Dr Kevin Muldoon-Smith, to look at how local government is funded in different countries around the world.
Boost for North East data science training centre
The North East’s specialist data intensive science training centre has reached a major milestone following an event bringing together the next generation of data scientists and employers from across the UK.
MASER technology scientist awarded funding for new research
A scientist from Northumbria University has been awarded almost half a million pounds to develop a new technology which could transform deep-space communication, radio astronomy, medical imaging and airport security scanning.
Northumbria secures investment in research facilities from the Wolfson Foundation
An award of £1 million to support the expansion of engineering and surface science research facilities at Northumbria University has been announced today by the Wolfson Foundation.
New report tackles malicious flagging and de-platforming across social media platforms
A report by a Northumbria University researcher, detailing policy recommendations to tackle platform governance inequalities in the enforcement of ‘flagging’ and ‘de-platforming’ on social media, has been launched today.
Groundbreaking research finds Basic Income scheme could save NHS tens of billions of pounds
New research funded by the National Institute for Health and Social Care Research (NIHR) and led by Northumbria University has found that a Basic Income scheme could potentially save the NHS tens of billions of pounds.
All primary school children should receive early careers education
A report prepared by academics at Northumbria University and supported by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP) calls for a nationwide approach to providing careers education in primary schools.
Jamie’s legacy will help others by raising awareness
A talented Graphic Design student, who tragically died the day after he was diagnosed with a type of cancer called sarcoma, has inspired an awareness-raising initiative involving Northumbria University students and the charity Sarcoma UK.
Northumbria University and Lockheed Martin detect nanojets with machine learning algorithms
A mystery which has baffled astronomers and physicists for decades is a step closer to being solved thanks to a collaboration between Northumbria University and leading US aerospace technology organisation, Lockheed Martin.
Gateshead teenagers to enjoy a fun filled action packed summer
Together with the Healthy Living Lab at Northumbria University, Gateshead Council identified a poor uptake of teenagers participating in the existing Holiday Activities and Food programme, with attendance figures show that 82% of attendees are 11 years and under and only 18% of attendees being over 12 years.