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In the media

Westminster staff regularly comment on current affairs and as expert voices in national and international media. Here are some recent highlights:

Dr Catherine Loveday, Principal Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Westminster, wrote a blog for the Huffington Post discussing the accuracy of our memories throughout time.

Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law wrote a blog for Forbes on the similarities between Brexit and the ‘Euro’ dilemma Greece faced in the summer of 2015.

Dr Antonis Michalas, Lecturer in Cyber Security at the University of Westminster, was interviewed by Al Jazeera on UK Government and Intelligence agencies having access to users‘ data on encrypting messaging services.

Dr Catherine Loveday, Principal Lecturer in Psychology discussed infant amnesia on BBC Radio Berkshire.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer in Academic English at the University of Westminster, wrote a blog for the Huffington Post which discussed the debate sparked by the recent death of Martin McGuinness, the former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.

Professor Peter Catterall, Reader in the History at the University of Westminster, was interviewed on Share Radio on the Labour Party’s membership and the Scottish Parliament’s expected call for a second referendum.

Dr Diana Garrisi, a Research Associate at the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) of the University of Westminster, has recently published an article on the Huffington Post Blog on the new Beauty and The Beast film, released on Friday 17 March.

Rob Toulson, Professor and Director of Music and Sound Innovation Centre (MuSIC) at the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design was interviewed by Dominic Littlewood for a feature on music apps which premiered on The One Show on Friday 7 April.

Christopher Hogg, Senior Lecturer in Television Theory at the University of Westminster was featured in an article in iNews by Nick Mitchell where he spoke about TV adaptations of films.

Dr Patricia Hogwood, Reader in European Politics at the University of Westminster, recently published an article for the Huffington Post Blog on the historical meeting between Donald Trump and Angela Merkel which took place on 17 March.

Sean Griffiths, Professor of Architecture at the University of Westminster was featured in an article in the Financial Times where he spoke about current trends in interior design and his current projects.

A number of University of Westminster academics have offered their expertise to several media outlets commenting on Brexit and triggering Article 50 on 29 March.

Following the case of MINI Holland supporters hitting back at campaigners who petitioned the Mayor of London to reverse the cycling scheme, Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport from the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, expressed her support for MINI Holland.

Dr Patricia Hogwood, Reader in European Politics at the University of Westminster, has been interviewed live by BBC World News about German candidate Martin Schulz being confirmed as the leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) challenging Angela Merkel in the upcoming general elections.

Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster, has published a blog post on the Huffington Post Blog about the impact of triggering Article 50 on British trades.

Simon Joss, Researcher in the Department of Politics and International Relations and Co-Director of the International Eco-Cities Initiative at the University of Westminster, has been quoted in the Times newspaper’s print version on defining ‘smart cities’.

Dr Louise Thomas, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at the University of Westminster, recently published an article for the I Newspaper on the increase of liver diseases in the UK.

Dr Itay Lotem, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Westminster, offered his academic expertise to several media outlets, commenting on the Dutch election results on 16 March.

Cedric Gilson, Visiting Fellow in Law at the University of Westminster, published an article for The Conversation on the debate of reforming the House of Lords following Brexit.

Members of the STEAM Research Group at the University of Westminster including Julio Gimenez, Head of the Westminster Professional Language Centre, Guy Waddell, Lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences, and Doug Specht, Research Associate from the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster, contributed to...

Sarah Niblock, journalist and Associate Dean in the University of Westminster’s School of Media, Arts and Design, has published an article for the Telegraph about gender, racial and social diversity in the film industry.

Adrian York, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Music Performance in the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design was interviewed by Jane Garvey and Peter Allen on BBC Radio 5 Live, on Sunday 5 March, to discuss the Funk drummer Clyde Stubblefield.

Dr Itay Lotem, Postdoctoral Fellow in French Language and Culture, has written an article for The Conversation on the controversies surrounding French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron in his language describing colonialism.

Lewis Dartnell, Professor of Science Communication in the Faculty of Science and Technology, appeared on Andy George’s YouTube Series, How to Make Everything to share his experience in how to make glass with naturally sourced ingredients.

Regina Keith, Course Leader for the MSc in International Public Health Nutrition at the University of Westminster has been interviewed by BBC World News on the 16 February to discuss Vitamin D deficiency and its causes and cures in the UK and across the globe.

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