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Global Challenges Research Fund


The Global Challenges Research Fund is a £1.5 billion fund set up by UK Government to support cutting-edge research that addresses challenges facing developing countries around the world.

As an international centre for academic excellence, innovation, diversity and research, Northumbria University is responding to the challenges facing our world through a network of interdisciplinary research themes, centres and groups representing over 70 academic staff, postdoctoral researchers and research students across all four Faculties.

We are committed to delivering ground-breaking interdisciplinary research which is responsive to the needs of society and communities, both nationally and internationally. Our research spans disciplines from civil engineering to international development. We work in partnership with the third sector, NGOs and companies to generate extensive international impact. Over the last 3 years, our academics carrying out research in global challenge related areas have been awarded approximately £5M in research grants and contracts reflecting our growing research reputation in these areas.

You can use the links below to find out more about the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) as well as our research areas and themes, and find out what opportunities are available to work with us. 

Health and Life Sciences

Cathy Bailey | Publications

Sue Carr | Publications

John Dean | Publications

Martin Evison | Publications

Matt Kiernan | Publications

Monique Lhussier | Publications

Peter McMeekin | Publications

Pauline Pearson | Publications

Ed Schwalbe | Publications

Sharon Vincent  | Publications


Business and Law

Chysostomos 'Tommy' Apostolidis | Publications

Raymond Arthur | Publications

Chris Ashford | Publications

Mohamed Badar | Publications

Sanjay Bhowmick | Publications 

Iganzio Cabras | Publications

Guido Noto La Diega | Publications

Sue Farran | Publications

Gita Gill | Publications 

Maribel Guerrero | Publications

Neil Harrison 

Jackie Harvey | Publications

Alex Hope | Publications

Pushkar Jha | Publications

David McGrogan | Publications

Jacinta Miller | Publications

Alison Pearce | Publications

Marc Reimann 

Alistair Rieu-Clarke | Publications

Roseline Wanjiru | Publications

Tony Ward | Publications


Engineering and Environment

Seraphim Alvanides | Publications

Naveed Anwar | Publications

Benjamin Brock | Publications

Alexey Burluka | Publications

Krishna Busawon | Publications

Kathryn Cassidy | Publications

Wai Ming Cheung | Publications

Gobinda Chowdhury | Publications

Andrew Collins | Publications

Martin Crapper | Publications

Richard Fu | Publications

Zhiwei Gao | Publications

Fary Ghassemlooy | Publications

Bob Giddings | Publications

Sergio Gonzalez-Sanchez | Publications

David Greenwood | Publications

Jungong Han | Publications

Perla Innocenti | Publications

Samantha Jones | Publications

Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala | Publications

Julie McLeod | Publications

Khamid Mahkamov | Publications

Hoa Le Minh | Publications

Francesca Pellicciotti | Publications

Kyung Wook Seo | Publications

Hubert Shum | Publications

Abhishek Tiwary | Publications

Thuc Vo | Publications

Bronwen Whitney | Publications

Guillaume Zoppi | Publications


Art, Design and Social Sciences

Mersha Aftab  | Publications

Charlotte Alston | Publications

Mark Bailey  | Publications

Matt Baillie Smith | Publications 

Tanja Bueltmann | Publications

Jo Briggs  | Publications

Brycchan Carey | Publications

Leigh Wetherall Dickson | Publications

Stuart English  | Publications

Howard Fenwick  | Publication

Laura Fish 

Michael Green | Publications

Graham Hall | Publications

Allan Ingram | Publications

Matthew Kelly | Publications

Daniel Laqua | Publications

Clark Lawlor | Publications

Tom Lawson | Publications

Wessie Ling  | Publications

Justin Marshall  | Publications

Conal Parr

Leona Skelton

Neil Smith  | Publications

Nick Spencer  | Publications

Jamie Steane  | Publications

James Street | Publications

Steve Taylor | Publications

Jayne Wallace  | Publications

Brian Ward | Publications

Tony Webster | Publications

David Wood  | Publications

Tanya Wyatt | Publications

Joyce Yee  | Publications

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