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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:

Professor Catherine Loveday, Neuropsychologist at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation discussing age subjectivity and the idea of feeling younger than you are.

Dr Nelson Chong, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology at the University of Westminster wrote an article for The Conversation on Broken heart syndrome (BHS).

Professor Pippa Catterall, Professor of History and Policy at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, commented on an article about the danger of eco-fascism, the combination of fascist tendencies with environmentalism, for The New York Review of Books.

Chantal Gautier, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation discussing the ongoing problem of bullying and what makes someone a bully.

Professor Lewis Dartnell, Astrobiologist and Professor of Science Communication took part in the Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast to discuss research of signs of Martian lives and whether humans should go to the red planet.

Leigh Wilson, Professor of English Literature at the University of Westminster, wrote a comment piece for The Conversation about this year’s winner of the Man Booker Prize.

Dr Spinder Dhaliwal, Leader of the Special Interest Group Entrepreneurship at Westminster Business School, was interviewed on BBC Radio London, Sheffield, Derby and Northampton to talk about Jack’s, the new discount store chain recently opened by supermarket giant Tesco.

Dr Monica Germana, Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing, commented on witch characters’ queerness in TV and film for Broadly, Vice’s platform for diversifying stories that aren’t represented or misrepresented by traditional institutions.

Professor Andrew Linn, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Westminster, submitted a letter to the Times Higher Education, commenting on the challenges of English-taught courses in places where English is not the national language.

Professor Lewis Darnell, Astrobiologist and Professor of Science Communication at the University of Westminster, put together tips on how to survive a zombie attack for a study commissioned by NOW TV and covered by various national media outlets.

Dr Manal Mohammed, Lecturer in Microbiology at the School of Life Sciences, wrote an article for Atlas of Science about the efficacy of different laboratory methods for the investigation of foodborne outbreaks of Salmonella Typhimurium in humans.

Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer at the Westminster’s Communication and Media Research Institute, wrote an article for The Conversation on the risk journalists face of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) journalists through their continued exposure to violent videos.

Dr Manal Mohammed, Lecturer in Microbiology, was recently invited on BBC Radio London to discuss a recent study finding that bank notes and coins could contain up to 19 different types of bacteria.

Sally Anne Gross and Dr George Musgrave’s research on mental health in the music industry was featured in an article from GQ Magazine covering Avicii’s death.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer in the Westminster Professional Language Centre, wrote an article for The Conversation outlining why education is a key area to consider when Brexit happens, arguing a National Education Service is the way forward.

Justin Haroun, Director of Westminster’s Centre for Resilience, was interviewed on how Theresa May could use resilience techniques in preparation speech closing the Conservative Party Conference on Wednesday 3 October.

Dr Richard Barbrook, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, was interviewed by Vice on the history of wargaming and its relevance to today’s divisive political landscape.

On Monday 24 September, Professor Dibyesh Anand, Head of the School of Social Sciences, was featured in Al Jazeera News English talking about the new health scheme launched in India.

Dr Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport at the University of Westminster, commented on new research revealing the most dangerous boroughs for pedestrians in London.

Franz Buscha, Professor of Economics and Quantitative Methods at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation discussing the steps that should be taken to fight ongoing poverty and social mobility issues in the UK.

Professor Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster, commented on Yahoo Finance’s news article about why technology billionaires have increasingly been investing American newsrooms over recent years.

Adrian York, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Music Performance, commented on the reported reunion of Irish pop boyband Westlife, after a six-year hiatus.

Dr Stephen Gruneberg, Reader in Construction Economics at the University of Westminster, commented on an article for Construction News about predicting failure in contractors, after Carillion’s collapse.

Chantal Mouffe, Professor of Political Theory at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Guardian discussing neoliberal elites and the possible return of fascism.

Adrian York, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Music Performance, wrote an article for The Conversation discussing posthumous releases in the music industry based on the upcoming album of unreleased Prince recordings.

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