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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 Patricia Hogwood, Reader in European Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster, was interviewed by Radio Sputnik and commented on the talks starting on forming a coalition government, noting that “the system is in a state of transition.”

Dr David Coker, Lecturer in Accounting, Finance and Governance at Westminster Business School and former Vice President of Global Risk Management at Deutsche Bank, wrote an article for iNews, which discusses Kodak’s newly-introduced cryptocurrency.

Professor Angela Clow, Emeritus Professor in Psychology, appeared on BBC Radio 4 to explain how important exercise is while highlighting positive results from her research experiment.

Dr Bradley Elliott, Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, lent his academic expertise to comment for BBC London News on the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin, found in the spice turmeric.

Dr Shirley J Thompson, Composer and Reader in Composition and Performance at the University of Westminster, has been featured in The Voice’s print edition in an article on the top ten ‘extraordinary individuals helping to shape the direction of the UK’.

Anne-Gaelle Colom, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, wrote an article for the print issue of Net Magazine, where she talks about the reasons behind the gender gap in the computer programming field and how she is trying to make a change.

Dr Itay Lotem, Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern Languages and Culture, has recently written an article for the Austrian section of the English-language digital European news publisher The Local on the recent Austrian FPO coalition.

Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at University of Westminster, contributed his academic expertise to comment on the Disney takeover of 21st Century Fox and the impact of this on the possible Sky takeover.

Music Minds Matter, a 24/7 mental health support line that was launched as a result of research carried out by University of Westminster’s MusicTank, has been covered by multiple media outlets focusing on the need for mental health help within the British music industry.

Polly Aylwin, Research Associate in Translational Physiology features in the Channel Five series Diet Secrets and How to Lose Weight well, measuring each participants weight and body composition at the start and end of the experiment.

Dr Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport at the University of Westminster, has been quoted in The Guardian talking about the cycling habits of disabled people.

BBC2: Six robots and us

3 January 2018

Professor Izzet Kale, Marco Ivan Ramirez Sosa Moran, Ivan Beretta and Zeena Radwan have been involved in the production of BBC 2’s prime time programme Six Robots and Us. The programme features the University’s Nao robot which was given the fantasy name TutorBot.

Dr David Coker, Lecturer in Accounting, Finance and Governance at Westminster Business School and former Vice President of Global Risk Management at Deutsche Bank, commented on the Bitcoin and ‘petro’ cryptocurrencies.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster, has written two blog posts for the HuffPost covering the Irish DUP party’s sense of Britishness and the Irish border aspect of Brexit negotiations.

Mykaell Riley, Principle Investigator at the University of Westminster, was interviewed by the Times Higher Education magazine, lending an insight into how his upbringing has impacted his career and offering his professional opinion on the emergence of grime music.

Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster, was interviewed on the Drivetime with Eddie Nestor programme broadcast on BBC Radio London to discuss Theresa May’s announcement on a deal with the European Union after weeks of intense negotiations.

Dr Peter Speiser, Senior Lecturer in History, talked about his new book ‘Soho’ on Clare Lynch’s ‘past, presents and future’ Soho Society Hour with local residents Leslie Hardcastle, Marina Tempia and Jane Doyle.

After working with Financial Fraud Action UK’s Take Five campaign to reveal the language patterns that fraudsters use to commit their crimes, Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster, has written an article for the i newspaper suggesting five ways to avoid being financially scammed this Christmas....

Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster, has written an article for The Conversation about Bitcoin and the related Alexander Vinnik extradition case.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster, joined the group of experts on the Article 50 podcast, which explores the impact of Brexit across the most important sectors, also focusing on education.

Dr Winston Mano, Director of the Africa Media Centre and Course Leader of the Media and Development MA course, contributed to several media outlets by lending his academic expertise regarding the political situation in Zimbabwe and its impact on society and education.

Dr Monica Germana, Senior Lecturer in English Language and Creative Writing, has written an article for The Conversation about questioning Bond’s interactions with Miss Moneypenny and the insight this gives us into sex politics in the workplace. The article was republished by Metro News, Newsweek and the print version of...

Professor Guy Osborn, Professor at Westminster Law School, has recently co-written an article for The Conversation on how to tackle the ticket touting issue. The article was republished by Metro News.

Anastasia Denisova, Lecturer in Journalism at the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design wrote on the how internet has brought a new dimension to Russian propaganda.

Dr Paresh Kathrani, Senior Lecturer at Westminster Law School, as well as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Law researcher, has written an article for The Conversation about whether artificial intelligence machines can own intellectual property. The article was republished by the World Economic Forum.

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