Research grant success for Dr Kimber Tuesday 7th May 2013 Dr Gerri Kimber, Senior Lecturer in English has been awarded a School of The Arts research grant to carry out archival research at the University of Texas in Austin in July. Grounded Theory Forums first meeting Thursday 4th April 2013 The first meeting of the grounded theory forum has been organised for Wednesday 24 April. University Academic accepts grant for Cult TV project Thursday 10th January 2013 Dr Lorna Jowett, Reader in The School of Arts has been successful in her application to the Arts & Humanities Research Council for a Research Networking grant. Experts gather to discuss the potential future of Garden Cities in the English Midlands Friday 21st December 2012 ‘Garden Cities for Tomorrow: A Challenge for the English Midlands’ was organised by the Collaborative Centre for the Built Environment (CCBE) and held at Moulton College on Tuesday 18th December. Dr Kostas Gkatzionis discovers the source of blue cheese’s aroma Wednesday 19th December 2012 Dr Kostas Gkatzionis, a researcher in the School of Health has teamed up with researchers at the University of Nottingham; to pinpoint what exactly it is that boosts the aroma of blue cheese. Learning and Teaching Conference Friday 7th December 2012 Over 70 delegates attended the University’s first annual Learning and Teaching Conference on Monday (3rd December). EU funding for research into domestic violence victims Monday 5th November 2012 A team from The University of Northampton has successfully secured EU funding of 400,000 Euros for a project focussing on young people’s experiences of domestic violence. University researcher unveils missing link in Darwin story Thursday 7th June 2012 A University researcher from Northampton has uncovered a new twist to Charles Darwin’s life story and is now hunting for a missing link that could unveil even more details. Professor of Leather Science delivers keynote speech at US convention Wednesday 6th June 2012 Tony Covington, Professor of Leather Science at The University of Northampton is delivering the keynote lecture at the Annual Convention of the American Leather Chemists Association (ALCA) University expert in pollinator conservation to appear in new BBC series Tuesday 7th February 2012 The University of Northampton’s Dr Jeff Ollerton, an international expert on the subject of flowers and their pollinators, will be appearing in a new BBC2 television series which starts this week – Researchers investigate why being a 'morning' person could be good for your health and happiness Monday 7th November 2011 If you rise early and eat your breakkie, it could be good for your health and happiness, according to researchers from The University of Northampton and University of Roehampton. Researchers infect hospital staff with contagious awareness Wednesday 19th October 2011 Training in infection prevention and in the control of waste in hospitals is critical to reducing infection rates, say researchers at The University of Northampton. Northampton team expose radon gas dangers within mines Monday 18th July 2011 A world famous radon research team from The University of Northampton has been investigating radioactivity in UK mines – publishing its findings into the dangers of the life threatening radon gas. Driving innovation and growth: Small firms report university partnership success Tuesday 5th July 2011 Almost three-quarters (74%) of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK have worked with a university or higher education institution (HEI) in the past year, according to research published. Do cows get lonely? Research focus of annual University conference Tuesday 28th June 2011 Do degassing volcanoes change plant leaves, but not flowers? How do you measure ‘a sense of community’? How can the UK move towards a long-term ‘zero waste’ goal? Northampton researchers celebrate high profile funding success Monday 27th June 2011 Researchers from The University of Northampton’s School of The Arts are celebrating after winning a prestigious funding bid to explore the global issue of migration. University research projects celebrated in leading national report Tuesday 21st June 2011 Groundbreaking work from academics have been chosen as some of the most important research projects of modern times, with the publication of the Big Ideas for the Future report. University’s Research Management Team win THES award Monday 20th June 2011 Congratulations to The University of Northampton’s Research Management Team who picked up a prestigious Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award on Thursday 16 June. Knowledge Transfer Partnership raises awareness of mental health issues Friday 27th May 2011 A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) through The University of Northampton is helping the National Association of Independent Schools and Non-maintained Special Schools (NASS). Northampton lecturer attends African funerals for major research project Wednesday 25th May 2011 After seven years of work, more than 20 funerals and interviews throughout Nigeria and Ghana, a Northampton lecturer’s leading research into African funeral rites has been published. Seminar tackles community rights, referendums and neighbourhood plans Tuesday 19th April 2011 Neighbourhood plans, referendums and new community rights will be under the spotlight at this week’s planning and regeneration seminar in Northampton. University helps children with acute illnesses Friday 8th April 2011 The University of Northampton has secured a research contract. Northampton and Mexican academics join forces to publish leading ecology research Thursday 7th April 2011 Fundamental research into the flowering times of plants across the world has been published in one of the world’s most prestigious ecology journals. Research reveals percentage of flowering plants that use animal pollinators Friday 4th March 2011 The pollination of plants by insects, birds and other animals is vital to the ecosystems on which we rely, and supports global agriculture to the value of billions of dollars every year. Potato ‘water footprint’ research aims to help producers against climate change Tuesday 15th February 2011 Researchers at The University of Northampton are working with colleagues at the University of Lincoln, Cranfield University and Lincolnshire potato company Branston Ltd. Blue cheese under the microscope at Northampton Wednesday 2nd February 2011 Scientists are putting the East Midlands’ famous blue cheeses under the microscope in a research project that aims to explain exactly what gives the cheeses their distinctive taste, texture and smell. University shapes the future of food and drink with new research programme Tuesday 1st February 2011 Food lovers are in for a treat this February as The University of Northampton launches an exciting research programme. Pollination expert to appear on Gardeners’ World special Tuesday 23rd November 2010 A Reader in Biodiversity at The University of Northampton will be one of the experts appearing in a BBC2 Gardeners’ World special this week (Friday 26 November). Study will reveal true champions of recycling Friday 5th November 2010 For the first time, eco-warrior youngsters will be measured alongside the ‘waste not, want not’ older generation to see who is leading recycling in Britain’s homes. Grant awarded to complete manuscript The Royal Navy and the German Threat 1900-1914 Tuesday 26th October 2010 Dr Matthew Seligmann, School of Social Sciences, The University of Northampton, has been awarded £63,347 University invests over £1 million in PhD research posts Thursday 21st October 2010 The University of Northampton has announced 24 new fully funded and supported PhD research studentships, signifying the largest single investment in research degrees for the HE institution.