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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:

Carolyn Piper, Public Health Nutrition MSc (now Global Public Health Nutrition MSc) alumna, has achieved a flood of media interest with her dissertation studying the prevention of type 2 diabetes with the help of a Weight Watchers weight management programme.

Professor of Communications Steven Barnett, from the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster, was quoted in the technology section of Bloomberg, commenting on Murdoch’s bid for Sky Plc.

Professor Angela Clow, Emeritus Professor in Psychology, and Nina Smyth, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Psychophysiology, Stress and Well-being, have written an article for The Conversation about why the clocks changing on 29 October were good for our brain. The article was republished by Metro UK and other outlets.

Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster, wrote a blog post for the HuffPost discussing Conservative MP Heaton-Harris’s recent request to universities to provide him with names of lecturers teaching about Brexit.

Dr Itay Lotem, Postdoctoral Fellow in French Language and Culture, has written a blog post for the HuffPost explaining the basic ideas behind populism and the far right as well as their relation to each other in the recent European elections.

Dr Atef Alshaer, Lecturer in Arabic Studies at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation to comment on the new reconciliation deal between Palestine’s two main political parties, Hamas and Fatah.

Dr Stuart Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Plant Biochemistry at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation, where using his academic expertise, he explained how the ‘technology’ which helps flowers to attract bees work.

Professor Dibyesh Anand, Head of Department of Politics and International Relations, has recently been quoted in the South China Morning Post, commenting on the appointment of China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi to the Communist Party of China’s decision-making political bureau.

Professor Peter Paul Catterall, from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Westminster, was interviewed on the French national radio, Europe 1, to comment on the Brexit negotiations.

The Wellcome Trust and BBC Radio presented a weekend of free discussions, talks, events and world premiere concerts, all relating to the topics of Music and Memory, where Dr Catherine Loveday, Principal Lecturer and Neuropsychologist at the University, was a resident expert on seven programmes, including a live link-up between...

Dr Catherine Loveday, Principal Lecturer and Neuropsychologist at the University of Westminster, contributed to BBC Radio 4 programme How to Have a Better Brain.

Andrew Groves, Director of the Fashion Design BA Honours course at the University of Westminster and founder of the world’s first Menswear Archive, was featured in Esquire magazine, together with Ike Rust, who is Director of the first two-year Menswear MA course in the world.

Dr Felicity Hardley, Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Business Strategy at Westminster Business School, was interviewed by The Times’s Raconteor’s Special Report on the Future of Franchising.

Westminster Business School Lecturer David Coker has been interviewed on Al Jazeera commenting on the latest report from The International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, has written an article for the Belfast Telegraph on the discussions held regarding Northern Ireland’s future after Brexit, during the Labour Party’s recent annual conference.

Professor John Golding, Professor of Psychology in the Faculty of Science and Technology, tested presenter Mark Horton’s seasickness in one of BBC Two’s Coast series broadcasted on 15 October.

Dr Patricia Hogwood, Reader in European Politics, has written an article for The Conversation about German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s success and popularity.

Dr Magdalena Frenhoff Larsen, Lecturer in Politics, has been interviewed by BBC World and BBC Radio 5 regarding the Brexit negotiations and Theresa May’s recent speech in Florence. She also wrote an article for the Conversation on the topic.

Marc Mason, Senior Lecturer at the Westminster Law School, has recently been quoted in multiple media outlets including Legal Futures, Gay Star News, Legal Cheek, Lawyer 2B, The Inner Temple and The Society of Legal Scholars on his last research results looking into experiences of the LGBT+ community at the...

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation, where he discussed new research, suggesting that the human brain is hardwired with an innate understanding of language, supportive of linguist Noam Chomsky's claims.

Dr Jay-Marie Mackenzie, Senior Lecturer in Psychology wrote for The Conversation to raise awareness on how to help offenders on probation who are a high suicide risk.

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.

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