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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 John Owens, Emeritus Professor of United States Government and Politics, Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for the Conversation, on how Donald Trump could potentially be ejected from government. The article was re-published in Business Standard and the Raw Story.

Dr Patricia Hogwood, Reader in European Politics at the University of Westminster, recently wrote a blog for the Huffington Post on how the French President Macron’s victory’s results have been perceived by German politics.

Anne-Gaelle Colom, Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster’s Department of Computer Science, was featured in an article in Kettle Mag by Jamie Mercer where she spoke about how women could be encouraged to pursue tech jobs.

Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at University of Westminster, was interviewed by Samira Ahmed for a BBC Newswatch panel discussion about the BBC’s new, external regulator Ofcom.

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 French elections.

Professor Sarah Niblock, Associate Dean of Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster, published an article in the i newspaper about Prince Philip and the global media’s fascination with him.

Professor Adam Lazowski, who teaches EU Law at the University of Westminster, has been quoted in Radio France International (RFI) online newspaper about the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

Coral Dando, Professor of Psychology at the University of Westminster, drew upon her own research to comment on the recent announcement that passengers flying from certain countries to the US or UK would not be allowed to take a laptop in their hand luggage due to security measures.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer in Academic English at the University of Westminster, has been quoted in Newsweek and the American newspaper SFGATE about the style of President Donald Trump’s speeches.

In an article for Fast Company, Professor Sarah Niblock, Associate Dean of the University of Westminster, commented on aspects of American music icon Prince’s life and how he was influenced in his choice of creative space.

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.

Professor Christian Fuchs, Director of the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster, discussed YouTube’s big data capitalism, outlining issues that derive from it and suggesting how these can be solved in a blog post for the Huffington Post.

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.

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