Northumbria professor develops breath collecting device that could change Coronavirus diagnosis around the world

Press releases   •   Feb 18, 2020 16:23 GMT

An innovative breath collecting device developed by academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, could revolutionise the way we diagnose diseases, such as the newly emerged strain of coronavirus, COVID-19.

Student’s design chosen for NHS tribute

Press releases   •   May 28, 2020 13:45 BST

An illustration by a Northumbria University fashion student has been chosen by luxury British fashion label Alexander McQueen to appear in a campaign thanking the NHS.

UK’s first ever nursing degree apprentices graduate and join the frontline

Press releases   •   May 28, 2020 11:31 BST

The first students to graduate from the UK’s first ever Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship scheme have joined the frontline at Newcastle Hospitals in the midst of the global pandemic.

EXPERT COMMENT: Coronavirus: an architect on how the pandemic could change our homes forever

Press releases   •   May 27, 2020 12:01 BST

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our homes have been serving as makeshift workplaces, schools and gyms. Dr Tara Hipwood, lecturer in architecture at Northumbria University, suggests that changes in commuting or work habits will prompt a fundamental shift in what people perceive as priority features in the home, with outdoor space and a home office high up the list.

Sewing through the pandemic – supporting women through craft

Press releases   •   May 20, 2020 13:31 BST

Women across the North of England who are facing significant challenges are documenting their experiences of the Coronavirus pandemic one stitch at a time thanks to a unique craft project.

EXPERT COMMENT: Learning loss and implications for Covid-19 and school closures

Press releases   •   May 20, 2020 11:51 BST

The ongoing situation and school closures as result of Covid-19 have a number of different implications for the education sector. Dr Emily Mann and Dr Jackie Shinwell of Northumbria University’s Healthy Living Lab explored the impact of the coronavirus crisis in terms of learning loss in this blog for Schools North East.

Northumbria University joins national genome sequencing alliance to map spread of COVID-19

Press releases   •   May 19, 2020 10:52 BST

Scientists at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have joined a research consortium backed by the UK government to help fight COVID-19.

Write Now: Exploring the Teaching of Contemporary British Literature in Global Higher Education

Press releases   •   May 18, 2020 11:00 BST

More than half of the world's students study Shakespeare, but the story of contemporary English Literature does not begin and end with the Bard.

Academics join global study into COVID-19 loss of smell

Press releases   •   May 15, 2020 14:34 BST

People who have recently experienced loss of smell are being urged to participate in a survey as a new global research group investigates the symptom as a marker of COVID-19.

Digital events provide safe space to discuss death

Press releases   •   May 13, 2020 10:59 BST

With Covid-19 prompting many of us to examine how we deal with death and dying, a series of online events have been set up providing a digital space where people can share their stories, hopes and fears in relation to loss.

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