48 episodes

From Newcastle is a fortnightly interview series, which aims to uncover the latest research developments in ageing and health, data, energy, cities, and culture and the creative arts from Newcastle University.



In each episode, we sit down with a world-leading researcher to discover the story behind their work, the questions they are asking and what their findings mean for the real world

From Newcastle Newcastle University

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From Newcastle is a fortnightly interview series, which aims to uncover the latest research developments in ageing and health, data, energy, cities, and culture and the creative arts from Newcastle University.



In each episode, we sit down with a world-leading researcher to discover the story behind their work, the questions they are asking and what their findings mean for the real world

    Women From Newcastle: Striving for an equal future with Leyla Ferrand and Vladislava Klimyak

    Women From Newcastle: Striving for an equal future with Leyla Ferrand and Vladislava Klimyak

    In this episode, we focus on the women from Newcastle who will go on to change the future. Leyla Ferrand and Vladislava Klimyak are undergraduate students at Newcastle University. We talk to them about gender equality, women in literature and empowering and supporting each other.







    Leyla’s inspirational role model is Elizabeth from the book 'Lessons in Chemistry' by Bonnie Garmus. She recommends Mslexia, for women who write: https://mslexia.co.uk/ and the Newcastle University Ultimate Frisbee Club: https://nusu.co.uk/activities/view-club/263.







    Vladislava works with the organisation ‘Girl you need to know this’, improving female health literacy at home and the workplace. : https://girlyouneedtoknowthis.com/. You can follow her Newcastle-based Instagram account @newcastle.cafe.life. Vladislava’s inspirational role model is influencer Valeria Lipovetsky who hosts the podcast ‘Not Alone’: https://www.notalonepod.com/

    • 28 min
    Women From Newcastle: Empowering women in business with Anna Jones

    Women From Newcastle: Empowering women in business with Anna Jones

    This episode is part of a special series to celebrate International Women’s Day.In this episode, we talk to Newcastle University Alumna, Anna Jones. Since graduating with a degree in International Business Management Anna has had a successful career in the media industry, serving as the first female CEO at Hearst UK and most recently being appointed the first female CEO of The Telegraph Media Group.Anna is a champion of female entrepreneurs and co-founded the women-only networking AllBright.

    • 28 min
    Women From Newcastle: Challenging gender stereotypes in the workplace with Dr Jenny Olsen

    Women From Newcastle: Challenging gender stereotypes in the workplace with Dr Jenny Olsen

    This episode is part of a special series to celebrate International Women’s Day.







    In this episode, we talk to Dr Jenny Olsen, a researcher from the School of Engineering at Newcastle University. Jenny is offering a brighter future for amputees with her design and testing of prosthetic arms.Jenny was recently recognised by the Women's Engineering Society as one of the top 50 women in engineering.Find out more about Jenny's research.Useful Links:







    Buy the book 'Engineers Making a Difference' by Shini Somara and watch the video featuring Jenny's work.







    Find out more about Sarah Day, Senior Teaching Fellow in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde.







    Find out more about Sara Walker, Professor of Energy at the University of Birmingham.

    • 27 min
    Women From Newcastle: Celebrating our forgotten female trailblazers with Jill Taylor-Roe

    Women From Newcastle: Celebrating our forgotten female trailblazers with Jill Taylor-Roe

    This episode is part of a special series to celebrate International Women's Day.







    In this episode, we talk to Jill Taylor Roe, Director of Academic Services and University Librarian at Newcastle University. Jill explores the lives of two incredible women who have shaped Newcastle's past, Dr Ethel Williams and Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen. Learn about how these women have impacted Newcastle University and the North East. Discover more about Dr Ethel Williams:







    The North's Forgotten Female Reformers: https://speccollstories.ncl.ac.uk/The-Norths-Forgotten-Female-Reformers/Watch this short film of a suffragette demonstration in Newcastle 1909. One of the banners in the film may be the one made by Dr Ethel Williams in about 1905.View photographs, including Ethel’s motorcar and banner at CollectionsCaptured:







    https://collectionscaptured.ncl.ac.uk/digital/collection/p21051coll27/id/2/rec/15







    https://collectionscaptured.ncl.ac.uk/digital/collection/p21051coll27/id/7/rec/11







    Discover more about Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen:







    View Sirkka’s photographs including ‘Girl on a Spacehopper’: https://www.amber-online.com/collection/byker-revisited/







    Purchase a copy of Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen’s book ‘Byker’ at: https://www.waterstones.com/book/byker/sirkka-liisa-konttinen/9781911306856

    • 26 min
    Beyond the diagnosis: The role of exercise in cancer prevention and recovery with Dr Sam Orange

    Beyond the diagnosis: The role of exercise in cancer prevention and recovery with Dr Sam Orange

    This episode is part of our mini-series, From Newcastle for Healthcare In this episode we talk to Dr Sam Orange, Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Newcastle University.







    Discover how exercise can lower the risk of developing cancer and how Sam is working on the PURE-EX project to help support women after breast cancer.







    Find out more about Sam’s research and follow him on twitter @SamOrange01.Useful links mentioned in this episode:







    Breast Cancer Now, PUREX Research project: https://breastcancernow.org/breast-cancer-research/our-research-projects/developing-programme-support-women-diet-exercise-after-breast-cancer







    Contact Dr Sam Orange: Sam.Orange@newcastle.ac.uk

    • 28 min
    Smiles on Screen: Improving dental care for people with learning difficulties with Dr Susan Bissett and The Lawnmowers Theatre Company

    Smiles on Screen: Improving dental care for people with learning difficulties with Dr Susan Bissett and The Lawnmowers Theatre Company

    This episode is part of our mini-series, From Newcastle for Healthcare







    In this episode we talk to Dr Susan Bissett, Lecturer of Dentistry at Newcastle University and Claire Hills-Wilson, Artistic Director of The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company.







    Learn about the collaboration between The Lawnmowers Independant Theatre Company and the Newcastle University School of Dental Sciences in creating a new film to help educate dental students on the process of treating patients with learning difficulties.   







    Find out more about Susan’s research and follow her on twitter @SusiBiscuits.







    Lawnmowers is a producing theatre-arts organisation, operating in Gateshead and surrounding regions and is run by and for people with learning difficulties.







    Find out more about The Lawnmowers Theatre Company and follow them on twitter @LawnmowersITC and Facebook. The Lawnmowers also have a YouTube channel showing examples of their work.

    • 30 min

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