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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:

Adrian York, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Music Performance, provided comment to The Independent on the allegations made against Michael Jackson in Channel 4’s two part ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary.

Dr Richard Barbrook, Senior Lecturer in Politics, was interviewed by Russia Today on the prospect of the UK leaving the EU without a Brexit deal. The interview was covered by the Express.

Dr Nitasha Kaul, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and member of the Centre for the Study of Democracy, was featured in several media outlets discussing the recent tensions over the politically contested region of Kashmir.

Dr Syeda Waqar wrote an article for The Conversation analysing the risk of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan over their long-running dispute for the Kashmir territory.

Professor Andrew Groves, Course Leader for BA Fashion Design, was interviewed by Reuters and the Chinese broadcasting channel CCTV about London Fashion Week degree show 2019.

Zac Nahouli, PhD student in Psychology, wrote an article for The Guardian about his semester studying with prisoners at HMP Pentonville.

Bradley Moon, a Biomedical Science student, wrote an article for the Times Higher Education on his journey back to education as a mature student.

Ayman El Hajjar, Lecturer in Cyber Security, wrote an article for Energy Voice on the need to raise cyber security awareness in Higher Education.

David Coker, Course Leader for the Investment and Risk Finance MSc and Senior Lecturer in Finance, was recently featured in Sputnik News, commenting on a new study that shows Germany as the biggest benefactor of the introduction of the euro.

Professor Angela Clow, expert in Neuropharmacology, Physiology and Psychology, was recently featured in the CBBC teen special ‘Dr Chris and Dr Xand Investigate Mental Health' episode analysing cortisol samples and discussing what it does on the body.

Dr Richard Barbrook, Professor of Politics and International Relations, was recently interviewed by Russia Today to talk about the Blairite quitters of the Labour Party.

Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer at the Communication and Media Research Institute, wrote an article for The Conversation discussing Bukele’s win of the Salvadorian election and the country’s future that follows.

Professor Gerda Wielander, Associate Head of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Chinese Studies, was recently featured in the China section of The Economist alongside ‘Chinese Discourses on Happiness’, a book she co-edited.

Professor Lewis Dartnell, Professor in Science Communication, recently wrote for The Independent and was featured on BBC Radio 5 and The Naked Scientist discussing how different features of the planet have shaped human history, as he explains in his latest book Origins.

Anick, Mentoring Administrator in the Careers department and Founder of Intersex Advocates and Friends, wrote a piece on his experience of coming out as Intersex and shared his thoughts on his first National Student Pride.

Pippa Catterall, Professor of History and Policy at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, wrote for Gay Star News and Times Higher Education about her experience of coming out as a transgender academic.

Professor John Golding, Professor of Psychology, was recently featured on BBC One’s Rip off Britain testing motion sickness remedies with the help of some students.

Dr Manal Mohammed, Lecturer in Microbiology, was interviewed by the Mail Online about how sharing personal items can lead to unforeseen unhygienic consequences.

Pippa Catterall, Professor of History and Policy, provided comment to Russian Penza News about the current no-deal Brexit situation.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer at the Westminster Professional Language Centre, wrote a blog post on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s political style and use of social media, following her recent viral moment in Congress.

Professor Lewis Dartnell, Professor of Science Communication, recently wrote an article for The Guardian celebrating the 150 years of the first periodic table and explaining the need to protect it.

Karen Kufuor, Principal Lecturer in the school of Organisations, Economy and Society, wrote an article on her career to date and the lessons she had learnt from academic missteps.

Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law, wrote an article for The Conversation on the City’s financial firms’ potential decisions responding to the uncertainty of the UK’s future relations with the EU.

Dr Richard Barbrook, Senior Lecturer in Politics, was recently interviewed by Russia Today on the current state of Brexit and the possibility of extending it even if a deal is reached before the date.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer at the Westminster Professional Language Centre, wrote a blog post for the HuffPost discussing the need for a second referendum on Brexit and why a people’s vote needs to be for all rather than just a citizens’ assembly.

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