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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 Itay Lotem, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for the New Statesman on media’s coverage of the rise of the far-right as part of the Swedish elections.

Professor Catherine Loveday, Neuropsychologist at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation discussing memory loss in young adults.

Christian Fuchs, Director of the Communication and Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster, wrote two pieces for the HuffPost and The Drum on how creating a public service Internet can challenge the power of Google and Facebook.

Dr Victoria Brooks, Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation calling for safe institutional spaces to research female sexuality on the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Professor Lewis Dartnell, Professor of Science Communication, wrote an article for the science magazine Scientific American on the internal-combustion engine as an example of how new inventions are most often a rearrangement of pre-existing technologies.

Dr Manal Mohammed, Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Westminster, recently appeared on BBC Radio London to discuss how to keep our hands free of germs and maintain overall hygiene.

Research carried out by Dr Andrew Smith, Urban Geographer and Reader in Tourism and Events at the University of Westminster, which found councils are increasingly reliant on public parks as commercial assets, was covered by ITV News London, BBC 1 London and The Guardian.

Dr Karen Jackson, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Westminster, contributed to an article for The Conversation on why Britain will fall back on World-Trade Organisation rules if it leaves the EU with no deal in place to govern trade with its biggest partner.

Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at Westminster’s Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), wrote an article for The Conversation about charitable status as a new way of sustaining the production of high-quality journalism.

Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law, contributed to an article for The Conversation about what the UK government’s advice on no-deal Brexit means.

Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster’s Communication and Media Research Institute, wrote an article for The Conversation on the crisis in Nicaragua and how fake news might spell the end of democracy.

Dr Monica Germana, Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing, was featured in BBC Radio 5’s podcast Drive talking about the Bond girls’ characters and their future after Danny Boyle’s departure from the film.

Andrew Groves, recently appointed as Professor of Fashion Design at the University of Westminster, was interviewed by i-D Magazine.

Lewis Dartnell, Professor of Science Communication, commented on a recent study that found water ice on the moon, increasing the possibility of humans colonising the lunar surface, in an article from The Times.

Dr Winston Mano, Director of the Africa Media Centre and Course Leader of the MA in Media and Development, provided academic expertise to several media outlets in the lead up to the Zimbabwean Election 2018.

Dr Marie Polley, Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences and co-chair of the Social Prescribing Network at the University of Westminster, was interviewed by Dr Mark Porter on the BBC Radio 4 Inside Health podcast about social prescribing services.

Dr Norman Peng, Reader in Marketing at Westminster Business School, commented on the BBC Global Business Podcast, ‘Has Taiwan Lost Its Roar as an ‘Asian Tiger’ Economy?’

Regina Keith, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the Global Public Health Nutrition MSc, wrote a guest blog post for the UK NGO Results UK calling on action from communities to support breastfeeding until six months.

Chantal Gautier, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster, took part in The Conversation’s ‘The Anthill’ podcast commenting on whether confidence was enough for success in the workplace environment.

Professor Franz Buscha, Professor of Economics, was interviewed on Sky News about how daily weather patterns do not influence our happiness and well-being as much as it is commonly assumed.

Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law, wrote an article for The Conversation discussing the politics behind the recurring wildfires in Greece.

Dr Rosa Schiano-Phan, Principal Lecturer and Course Leader of the Architecture and Environmental Design MSc at the University of Westminster, wrote a blog for The HuffPost on how London’s air quality problem should be higher on the government’s agenda.

Professor Christian Fuchs, Professor of Social Media and Director of the Communication and Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster, commented on the launch of Daisie, a new social networking app for young artists.

Professor Lewis Dartnell, Professor of Science Communication, was interviewed by talkRADIO and featured in i News on the discovery of a lake in Mars. His comments were also featured in an article from The Times.

Professor John Golding, Professor in the Department of Psychology, was interviewed by Techradar on the need for technology companies to tackle motion sickness efficiently for the future of autonomous cars.

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