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Join the virtual Douglas Coupland conference

Join the virtual Douglas Coupland conference

Press releases   •   Apr 12, 2021 13:22 BST

Northumbria University has collaborated with two other universities to organise a free online conference dedicated to the Canadian writer and artist, Douglas Coupland, to mark the 30th Anniversary of his first novel, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture.

EXPERT COMMENT: NFTs: why digital art has such a massive carbon footprint

EXPERT COMMENT: NFTs: why digital art has such a massive carbon footprint

Press releases   •   Apr 06, 2021 12:04 BST

In an article written for The Conversation, Peter Howson, Senior Lecturer in International Development, Northumbria University, Newcastle discusses non-fungible tokens and digital art.

EXPERT COMMENT: Generation X: its tales about McJobs and information overload feel as poignant now as in 1990s

EXPERT COMMENT: Generation X: its tales about McJobs and information overload feel as poignant now as in 1990s

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2021 14:40 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Diletta De Cristofaro, Research Fellow in Humanities at Northumbria University, Newcastle, explores the plot of Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, 'McJobs' and information overload.

EXPERT COMMENT: Six tips for coping when the news is getting to you

EXPERT COMMENT: Six tips for coping when the news is getting to you

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2021 15:34 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Dawn Branley-Bell, Chartered Psychologist and Research Fellow in Psychology at Northumbria University, shares some tips of what we can do to look after ourselves if we feel overwhelmed or 'triggered' by news stories.

EXPERT COMMENT: Bitcoin isn’t getting greener: four environmental myths about cryptocurrency debunked

EXPERT COMMENT: Bitcoin isn’t getting greener: four environmental myths about cryptocurrency debunked

Press releases   •   Feb 24, 2021 13:00 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Peter Howson, Senior Lecturer in International Development, Northumbria University, explores environmental myths around cryptocurrency.

EXPERT COMMENT: Thousands more satellites will soon orbit Earth – we need better rules to prevent space crashes

EXPERT COMMENT: Thousands more satellites will soon orbit Earth – we need better rules to prevent space crashes

Press releases   •   Feb 02, 2021 11:32 GMT

In a recent article written for The Conversation, Lauren Napier, Researcher in Space Law and Policy, Northumbria University, Newcastle discusses the need for better rules to prevent space crashes as thousands more satellites start orbiting Earth.

EXPERT COMMENT - World Menopause Day: how cultural representations of ‘the change’ are empowering women

EXPERT COMMENT - World Menopause Day: how cultural representations of ‘the change’ are empowering women

Press releases   •   Oct 16, 2020 10:33 BST

Ahead of World Menopause Day on Sunday 18 October, Katy Shaw, Professor of Contemporary Writings at Northumbria University, discusses the important role popular culture is playing in changing perceptions of the menopause.

EXPERT COMMENT: To save our leisure centres from closure, we may need to hand them to the community

EXPERT COMMENT: To save our leisure centres from closure, we may need to hand them to the community

Press releases   •   Jul 22, 2020 11:34 BST

Many leisure centres survived austerity by transferring their management to the local community. In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Lindsay Findlay-King, Principal Lecturer in Sport Management at Northumbria University, discusses whether this tactic could work again in today's crisis.

EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus anti-vaxxers: one in six British people would refuse a vaccine – here’s how to change their minds

EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus anti-vaxxers: one in six British people would refuse a vaccine – here’s how to change their minds

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2020 15:09 BST

In an article originally written for The Conversation, Dr Daniel Jolley, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University, and Darel Cookson, PhD Candidate in Psychology at Staffordshire University, explain why some people might reject vaccines and how we can look to combat the anti-covid vaccine sentiment.

EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?

EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?

Press releases   •   Jul 06, 2020 16:33 BST

​Alister Scott, Professor of Environmental Geography and an expert in urban planning and infrastructure at Northumbria University, writes for The Conversation on proposals to change the UK's planning system.

Breaking news: Northumbria’s Spring/Summer Newspaper is here!

Breaking news: Northumbria’s Spring/Summer Newspaper is here!

Press releases   •   Jun 04, 2020 14:45 BST

Our first digital-only edition of Northumbria University News is here. Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to ‘read all about’ the exciting developments taking place across the University.

EXPERT COMMENT: BBC - the licence fee is a small price to pay for a service that unites the UK
EXPERT COMMENT: To win the war against illegal streaming sites the Premier League must beat them at their own game

EXPERT COMMENT: To win the war against illegal streaming sites the Premier League must beat them at their own game

Press releases   •   Apr 10, 2017 10:26 BST

Roger Domeneghetti, Lecturer in Journalism at Northumbria, writes about the Premier League for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: 10 things every child with autism wishes you knew

EXPERT COMMENT: 10 things every child with autism wishes you knew

Press releases   •   Mar 31, 2017 14:41 BST

​Helen Driver, PhD Researcher in Autism, Family and Communication and Joanna Reynolds, Research Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Child and Family Wellbeing at Northumbria write about autism for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Ruffled feathers: angry Britons’ battle with dive-bombing birds moves inland

EXPERT COMMENT: Ruffled feathers: angry Britons’ battle with dive-bombing birds moves inland

Press releases   •   Feb 15, 2017 13:40 GMT

Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology, writes about the problem of dive-bombing seagulls for The Conversation.

 EXPERT COMMENT: Why America’s most famous circus was destined to fail

EXPERT COMMENT: Why America’s most famous circus was destined to fail

Press releases   •   Jan 19, 2017 15:00 GMT

Ron Beadle, Professor of Organization and Business Ethics at Northumbria University, writes about America's best known and longest running circus - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.

EXPERT COMMENT: Scientists have discovered a new state of matter for water

EXPERT COMMENT: Scientists have discovered a new state of matter for water

Press releases   •   Dec 23, 2016 10:02 GMT

​Rodrigo Ledesma Aguilar, Senior Lecturer in Physics and Electrical Engineering at Northumbria, writes about a new state of matter for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: How legal aid cuts are putting extra strain on family courts

EXPERT COMMENT: How legal aid cuts are putting extra strain on family courts

Press releases   •   Dec 23, 2016 09:47 GMT

​Kayliegh Richardson, Senior Lecturer in Family Law and Child Care Law at Northumbria, writes about legal aid cuts for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Why Ed Balls deserved the Strictly glitterball

EXPERT COMMENT: Why Ed Balls deserved the Strictly glitterball

Press releases   •   Dec 19, 2016 11:41 GMT

Mary Irwin, Senior Lecturer in Media at Northumbria University, writes about one of Britain's most loved TV shows 'Strictly Come Dancing' climax.

EXPERT COMMENT: Snow leopard ‘rape’: what was really going on?

EXPERT COMMENT: Snow leopard ‘rape’: what was really going on?

Press releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 11:38 GMT

​Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology at Northumbria University, writes about the anthropomorphism of animals in response to the recent episode of BBC One's Planet Earth II.