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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:

David Coker, Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Finance and Governance at the Westminster Business School, has recently been quoted by different outlets including The Guardian, The Express, Yahoo Finance, GT News, Brief Report and TechRadar, regarding JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon’s criticism towards Bitcoin’s use as well as Bitcoin’s price rebounce...

Professor John Golding, Professor of Psychology in the Faculty of Science and Technology, tested the efficacy of ginger in treating nausea for Channel 4's Superfoods: The Real Story.

Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster, wrote a blog for the HuffPost, asserting that if the United Kingdom makes giving assurances the main way of dealing with the uncertainties of Brexit, it may soon be facing lawsuit.

Senior Lecturer Adrian York, teaching Commercial Music Performance, has recently written an article for The Conversation commenting on Elvis Presley’s voice for the singer’s 40th death anniversary.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, gave an interview for BBC Business Live, where he emphasised the importance of the invisible border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Anastasia Denisova, Lecturer in Journalism at the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster, has published a blog for the HuffPost discussing how a rap battle video became viral in Russia.

Dr Lucy Bond, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Westminster, has written an article for The Conversation discussing how the recent Charlottesville’s attack exposes American’s long history of racial violence.

Dr Itay Lotem, Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern Languages and Culture, has recently written an article for the Swedish outlet The Local.se explaining why the world should keep a closer eye on the current political crisis in Sweden.

Professor Mark Clapson, Professor of Social and Urban History, was interviewed by Sky News on 14 August and wrote an article for The Conversation discussing the significance of Big Ben falling silent.

Danny Nichol, Professor of Public Law at the University of Westminster, wrote a blog post, discussing the role of the 13th Doctor Who, which will be played by Jodie Whittaker. The blog post was quoted in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

Dr Itay Lotem, Postdoctoral Fellow in French Language and Culture, has recently written a blog for the Huffington Post discussing the current divisions among the French government.

Dr Patricia Hogwood, Reader in European Politics, has recently commented on Brexit negotiations. She was invited to use her academic expertise during an interview for the Australian channel ABC News and wrote an article for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law, wrote an article for The Conversation defining corporate manslaughter and examining the Grenfell Tower accident, noting that if charges are brought, the case will likely fall in this category.

Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation, discussing the government dictat, which obliged the BBC to reveal salaries of its top talent.

Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation, which discussed how Muslim people are being portrayed by the British press, focusing on the Daily Mail and the Guardian in particular.

Jonathan Robinson, Programme Director at Music Tank, recently lent his academic expertise to comment on the allegations that Spotify use ‘fake’ artists to cut royalty costs.

Professor Dibyesh Anand, Head of Department of Politics and International Relations, recently gave an interview to Al Jazeera commenting on the Indian Prime Minister’s first historic visit to Israel.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer in the Westminster Professional Language Centre at the University of Westminster, has written a blog for the Huffington Post about how the Irish political party Sinn Fein could benefit by taking their seats in the Houses of Parliament.

Atef Alshaer, Lecturer in Arabic Studies in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities wrote an article describing the historic and current power of poetry in politics.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer in the Westminster Professional Language Centre at the University of Westminster, has written an article for Writer’s Digest giving tips about how to write well and even win a literary prize.

Dr Stuart Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Plant Biochemistry in the Faculty of Science and Technology wrote an article for the Conversation on the necessary protection of the Svalbard seed vaults.

Dr Aidan Hehir, Reader in International Relations in the Faculty of Social Science discussed Theresa May’s claim that she would change Human Rights laws if they were getting in the way of stopping terrorism with BBC London’s Eddie Nestor.

Dr Catherine Loveday, Principal Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Westminster, lent her psychological expertise to comment on how memory is affected by depression.

The book “Aliens: The World’s Leading Scientists on the Search for Extra-terrestrial Life”, containing a chapter by Professor Lewis Dartnell, was reviewed in The New York Times’ Books of the Times section by Jennifer Senior.

Duncan Bowie, Senior Lecturer in Planning and Transport at the University of Westminster, has written an article for The Conversation discussing decision-makers’ failures regarding the Grenfell Tower fire.

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