22 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

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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

    3.7 Fuse: Health Inequalities in Pregnancy with Dr Nicola Heslehurst and Amy McNaughton

    3.7 Fuse: Health Inequalities in Pregnancy with Dr Nicola Heslehurst and Amy McNaughton

    In this episode we talk to Dr Nicola Heslehurst, Senior Lecturer in Maternal Nutrition at Newcastle University and Fuse Co-lead for Early Life and Adolescence Programme, andAmy McNaughton Public Health Consultant at Public Health Wales.







    Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, is a partnership of public health researchers across the five universities in North East England. The centre works with policy makers and practice partners to improve health and wellbeing and tackle inequalities.







    Discover how a Fuse collaboration between Newcastle University and Public Health Wales helped to determine how socioeconomic inequalities affect health in pregnancy.







    More information about the project can be found on the fuse website and in BMJ Open. Discover how fuse can help  policy and practice partners and submit an enquiry at AskFuse.Follow @fuse_online and @PublicHealthW on twitter for more information and updates.







    With thanks to the wider team who worked on this research at:







    Fuse / Newcastle University: Dr Katie Thomson: Dr Malcolm Moffat, Oluwatomi Arisa, Catherine Richmond, Dr Adefisayo Odeniyi, Professor Clare Bambra, Professor Judith Rankin, Professor Heather Brown.







    Public Health Wales: Dr Amrita Jesurasa, Dr Julie Bishop, Susan Wing.

    • 23 min
    3.6 Open Lab and the Metro Futures project with Dr Simon Bowen and Huw Lewis

    3.6 Open Lab and the Metro Futures project with Dr Simon Bowen and Huw Lewis

    In this episode we talk to Dr Simon Bowen, Senior Research Associate in the School of Computing at Newcastle University and Huw Lewis, Customer Services Director at Nexus.







    Nexus operate the Tyne and Wear Metro - one of the UK’s busiest light rail systems, carrying 40 million passengers a year.







    Discover how Open Lab at Newcastle University led the Metro Futures project, a ground breaking public consultation involving over 20,000 people that informed the new design of the Tyne and Wear Metro trains.Find out more about Open Lab and the Metro Futures project and follow @My_Metro on twitter.

    • 34 min
    3.5 Library Education Outreach: From Campus to the Community with Gillian Johnston and Sara Bird

    3.5 Library Education Outreach: From Campus to the Community with Gillian Johnston and Sara Bird

    In this episode, we talk to Gillian Johnston and Sara Bird who are both Education Officers in the Library Education Outreach team at Newcastle University.







    Discover how the team are using the library’s vast information resources and collections to provide, creative and impactful opportunities for young people.







    Find out more about the projects mentioned in the episode and follow the Newcastle University Library Education Outreach team on twitter @nclliboutreach.







    If you are a teacher or community organisation and would like to enquire about a project, email lib.outreach@ncl.ac.uk.

    • 30 min
    Ukraine Special Part 3: Britain’s Response to Ukraine with Dr Martin Farr

    Ukraine Special Part 3: Britain’s Response to Ukraine with Dr Martin Farr

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/0nm4rYELJ4fgBNixLee1oJ?si=4f829b0ae2524eab









    From Newcastle Ukraine Special SeriesOn 24 February 2022, Russia began a military invasion of Ukraine, reported to be the biggest attack on a European state since World War Two. One month on, Newcastle University academics will provide expert comment and context to help understand the recent events in Ukraine. Over three episodes, we will learn about the history of the conflict, hear perspectives from neighbouring countries and explore Britain’s response to Ukraine.







    In this episode (recorded on 15 March) we talk to Dr Martin Farr about Britain’s Response to the war in Ukraine.







    Martin is Senior Lecturer in Contemporary British History at Newcastle University and his research covers all aspects of politics and public life in Britain since the First World War.







    In this episode we will learn about the history of Britain’s relationship with Russia and if we should be doing more to cut our ties with Russia.







    Find our more about Martin's research and follow him on twitter @martinjohnfarr.







    Alongside our friends and partners across the City, Newcastle University stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Find out more about our response to the war.

    • 16 min
    Ukraine Special Part 2: Perspectives from Russia’s Neighbours with Dr Maarja Luhiste and Dr Jemima Repo

    Ukraine Special Part 2: Perspectives from Russia’s Neighbours with Dr Maarja Luhiste and Dr Jemima Repo

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/0HdEsfwgsrifU7M4hZnRvC?si=2a407f05cc9d4a10









    From Newcastle Ukraine Special SeriesOn 24 February 2022, Russia began a military invasion of Ukraine, reported to be the biggest attack on a European state since World War Two. One month on, Newcastle University academics will provide expert comment and context to help understand the recent events in Ukraine. Over three episodes, we will learn about the history of the conflict, hear perspectives from neighbouring countries and explore Britain’s response to Ukraine.







    In Part 2, Perspectives from Russia’s Neighbours, we talk to Dr Maarja Luhiste and Dr Jemima Repo.







    Maarja is from Estonia and works as Senior Lecturer in Politics of Gender and Director of Research for the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. Her main research fields include gender and political communication, comparative politics and elections, and survey research.







    Jemima is from Finland and Senior Lecturer in Politics of Gender at Newcastle University. Her research focuses on feminist political theory and bio-politics.







    In this episode, which was recorded on 28 March, we learn about reactions to the invasion from neighbouring countries, NATO and the challenges faced by Ukrainian Refugees.







    Find our more about Maarja and Jemima's research.







    Alongside our friends and partners across the City, Newcastle University stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Find out more about our response to the war.

    • 28 min
    Ukraine Special Part 1: Russia and Ukraine: A brief history with Dr Rob Dale

    Ukraine Special Part 1: Russia and Ukraine: A brief history with Dr Rob Dale

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/0JGGjoByHiA1yw4OIg2Jsq?si=27dac4b24eae4f5a









    From Newcastle Ukraine Special SeriesOn 24 February 2022, Russia began a military invasion of Ukraine, reported to be the biggest attack on a European state since World War Two. One month on, Newcastle University academics will provide expert comment and context to help understand the recent events in Ukraine. Over the next three episodes, we will learn about the history of the conflict, hear perspectives from neighbouring countries and explore Britain’s response to Ukraine.







    In this episode (recorded on 16 March) we talk to Dr Rob Dale about the history behind the war in Ukraine.







    Rob is Lecturer in Russian History at Newcastle University, with a particular emphasis on twentieth-century Russian and Soviet history.







    In this episode we will explore the underlying causes of the war and learn more about the two leaders, Zelensky and Putin.







    Find our more about Rob's research and follow him on twitter @DrRobDale.







    Alongside our friends and partners across the City, Newcastle University stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Find out more about our response to the war.

    • 17 min