Artificial intelligence used to predict space weather
A Northumbria University physicist has been awarded more than half a million pounds to develop artificial intelligence which will protect the Earth from devastating space storms.
Professor chosen as one of 10 new Senior Fellows joining UK in a Changing Europe
New research focusing on responses to the displacement of people since the beginning of the 2022 invasion of Ukraine will be the focus of a prestigious fellowship awarded to a Northumbria University academic.
Researchers prepare for a new series of public talks at The Lit & Phil
Academics from Northumbria University have teamed up with the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society, known as The Lit & Phil, to engage the public with their world-leading research through a new series of public talks.
Conference highlights urgent need for improved support for the UK LGBT+ veteran community
Northumbria University’s Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research, in partnership with LGBT+ military charity Fighting With Pride (FWP), held the UK’s first annual conference on research with LGBT+ veterans.
Northumbria Professor leads research aimed at providing better support for people facing homelessness
Researchers at Northumbria University have been awarded almost £250,000 to work with service providers and community organisations on developing improved data sharing techniques to support people experiencing homelessness.
EXPERT COMMENT: How wildlife in ponds has evolved to survive frozen water – and how you can help more animals stay alive
When filled with ice-skaters or a clumsy Bambi on a Christmas card, a frozen pond is a merry sight. But spare a thought for the living things trapped below. The aerial wizardry of dragonflies and summer sculling of pond skaters are long gone. As the cold grips and shadows lengthen over the pond, its inhabitants face a terrible enemy: ice.
New eLearning website supports transplant patients through life-saving surgery
Undergoing a heart or lung transplant can be an incredibly worrying time, for both patients and their family and friends, and the information which needs to be explained by surgeons and understood by patients before major life saving surgery is lengthy and complex.
International Volunteer Day 2022
Today, Monday 5 December, is the United Nations’ (UN) International Volunteer Day 2022 (IVD 2022) and this year the theme is solidarity through volunteering. The campaign aims to highlight the power of using collective humanity to drive positive change through volunteerism.
UK and US political experiences shared during public lecture
An advisor to former US President Barak Obama was among the speakers at a Northumbria University event exploring the current shared challenges within UK and US politics.
Research documents rich heritage of Afro-descendant women living in Ecuador
Celebrating and sharing the lived history of Afro-Ecuadorian women, passed down through generations via the spoken word, is the objective of a collaborative research project led by Northumbria University and Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, alongside partners from the Mujeres de Asfalto collective, a Black feminist creative arts organisation.
Stories of strength – academic awarded prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize for research into Sahrawi women's resistance
The experiences of Sahrawi women peacefully protesting the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara will be recorded as part of a new project by a Northumbria University academic.
Architecture past, present, and future explored in double book publication
Two books – one exploring homes over the past 400 years, the other the future of cities – have been published by architecture academics from Northumbria University.
Professor Ruth Dalton’s new book, Living in Houses, is a personal history of English domestic architecture in which she explores nine of the homes she has lived in throughout her life. The properties range from a Leicestershire cott
Psychological First Aid training could help improve care workers’ wellbeing
A new study has shown that Psychological First Aid, training originally created for people to support others, can help healthcare workers in care homes improve their own mental wellbeing.
Homelessness cannot be solved unless we tackle trauma, new research reveals
As a society we cannot hope to end homelessness unless we first address the trauma that many homeless people have suffered throughout their lives – that is the headline finding of a new report Tackling Trauma, Ending Homelessness.
EXPERT COMMENT: Should I post photos of my children online? Here’s what new parents need to know about sharenting
Many of us share life updates on social media, but should we be sharing photos of our children online? In an article written for The Conversation, Claire Bessant, Associate Professor in Law at Northumbria University, discusses the potential implications of “sharenting”.
Central Asia identified as a key region for human ancestors
The interior of Central Asia has been identified as a key route for some of the earliest hominin migrations across Asia in a new study published in PLOS ONE today (Friday 21 October).
Derbyshire fossil study reveals insights into Peak District’s 12 million year-old climatic past
A decade-long study into unique rocks near a Derbyshire village has been uncovering the secrets of what the county and the Peak District might have looked like under a much warmer and wetter past.
Read all about it – latest issue of Northumbria University News out now
The Autumn 2022 edition of Northumbria University’s newspaper is now available and packed full of the latest news, developments, achievements, and research stories.
Arts research inspires new approaches to emergency planning
As the UK Covid-19 inquiry gets underway and the country’s pandemic preparedness is examined, new performance research is making a significant impact on the future of emergency planning in the UK and beyond.