Media Coverage



Paul Watson receives the Jim Gray ESc0ence award:

SiDE Research into dementia featured in a parliamentary report on assistive technology:


Braille input study featured in The Conversation

Prof Vicki Hanson elected as ACM Vice President

Ambient Kitchen featured on BBC’s Horizon:

Being launched during the 50th Anniversary edition of BBC science series Horizon, Newcastle University has been chosen to highlight the challenges facing people with dementia. The full press release is available here:



Google Glass for Parkinson’s Disease:




Cloud Centre coverage

BBC news:

Daily Mirror feature:


Our Transport researchers have been working on a driver distraction study, which attracted significant media attention, as we hosted the launch of Road Safety week: Video:



Urban realm:

University of Dundee

School of Computing (UoD):
EPSRC press release:

EPSRC funding:

The Dundee Courier:

Local Radio: Lesley McIntyre gave radio interviews to TAY FM and Wave102 about the BESiDE Project on 3rd September 2013. Sound bites from this interview were played every 30 minutes on the news bulletins.  

Older Driver study – British Science Festival:


The Conversation:


Newcastle University press release – ‘On Cloud Nine’ – The Journal – Newcastle’s Centre for Cloud Computing:

BBC Radio 4’s Money Box programme – Martin Emms discusses security issues surroundingcontactless cards

The Conversation piece on Portrait:



We received extensive press coverage relating to our work on Older Drivers: BBC online – Driving Lab

The Journal – Driving Lab –

The Independent – Driving Lab

The Daily Mail- Driving Lab–Granny-Nav-Scientists-develop-new-help-pensioners.html

The Sun – Driving Lab

NBC Philadelphia – Driving Lab

NBC New York Driving Lab –

Driving lab on BBC: Driving Lab on ITV:

BBC Radio 4’s Today programme – Driving Lab :


Digital Cheques — “The Joy of Cheques”

The Daily Mail — The electric cheque: Hi-tech lifeline could save old way of paying

The Telegraph — Digital pen to save paper cheques

The Daily Mail featured our work on tailored satellite navigation systems:




The Telegraph featured our work on our indoor navigation systems for the elderly –
The Guardian – Paul Watson speaks at The Guardian’s Activate event:



The Daily Mail featured the Ambient Kitchen:

The Journal featured the funding announcement:

The official EPSRC Press release for the 3 Digital Economy hubs: