Dr Richard Butler (LES) was interviewed by the Daily Telegraph about the discovery of a prehistoric salamander which was one of the top predators before the evolution of the dinosaurs. The story was picked up in The Mirror, Sky News, Mail Online. The story was also picked up internationally, including in Le Monde (France), FOX News (US), Discovery Channel (US), Público, Abola, Sol, Expresso and Alvorada (Portugal).
Professor Dave Charlton (EPS) was interviewed by The Birmingham Post about the restarting of the Large Hadron Collider and what the experiments hope to achieve.
Professor Gary Middleton (MDS) featured in an Express article about how the genetic profiling of tumors could show if a patient is suitable for immunotherapy treatments.
The Guardian published an article about accusations that the United Nations has ignored reports of sexual exploitation and abuse being of significant risk to peacekeeping missions across the globe. The University’s Dr Rosa Freedman (CAL) provided comment for the article.
Professor Robert Cryer (CAL) featured in a BBC News Online article about fugitives who flee to norhern Cyprus.
Professor Sir David Eastwood was featured in an article in the Times Higher Education about the levels of pastoral care provided for students in the transition from school to university.
Professor John Bryson (EPS) was interviewed by the Mail Online about a study which has revealed smog is connected to death, anxiety and hospital admissions.
Dr Bai Li (MDS) was interviewed by CCTV English about our public health programme in China – CHIRPY DRAGON – which is aiming to reduce childhood obesity there.
Roy Harrison (LES) was interviewed on China Radio International (CRI) discussing pollution in British cities and how it is being tackled.
An interview with Dr Caryn Peiffer (CoSS) was published in the prestigious Brazilian magazine Época about paying bribes for public services.
Dr Maria Wimber (LES) saw her research into the brain’s adaptive forgetting mechanism covered by the BBC News Online, BBC World Service, New York Times, The Telegraph, Mail Online and many more.
Dr Graham Smith (EPS) was interviewed on Heart FM and BBC Radio WM about the solar eclipse and an event hosted by University of Birmingham astronomers at the Cathedral during the eclipse. The astronomy event was also picked up by the Birmingham Mail and the Birmingham Post.
Professor Dave Charlton (EPS) was interviewed by BBC News Online about the imminent switch on of the Large Hadron Collider and what types of particles they are looking for.
Professor Toby Peters (EPS) was featured in a BBC News Online article about the £60million funding boost given to Midlands universities in the 2015 budget.
Professor John Bryson (CoSS) wrote an article for ITV.com in response to the 2015 budget.
Professor Sir David Eastwood was featured in the Birmingham Post concerning the Energy Research Accelerator and the funding granted to Midlands universities in the 2015 budget.
Dr Simon Pemberton (CoSS) was featured in Metro, talking about his book Harmful Societies, and how political policies have turned Britain into one of the world’s most harmful societies to its own citizens.
Dr Caryn Peiffer, International Development Department, has been interviewed in prestigious Brazilian magazine Época about paying bribes for public services.
Professor of Environmental Health, Roy Harrison spoke to China Radio International about air pollution in UK cities.
Professor Roy Harrison (LES) was interviewed by BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio WM and BBC London 94.9 about calls for diesel vehicles to be banned because they are not environmentally friendly to local air quality.
Dr Pamela Robinson (CoSS) was interviewed by BBC Radio 5 Live about the Morrisons supermarket report, discussing where the company stands in the market in the UK and what it needs to do to improve its position in the market.
Dr Douglas Ward (MDS) was featured in a Mail Online article discussing the benefits of urine tests for bladder cancer and how this could aid treatment.
A Guardian article about a company set up to control levels of rainfall in the landscape below using silver iodine to freeze rain featured expert comment from Professor John Thornes (EPS) about similar experiments in the 1960s.
Professor Tony Barnett (MDS) was interviewed by the Mail Online about guidelines that encourage doctors to prescribe older and cheaper drugs for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Professor Scott Lucas (CoSS) was interviewed by the Sri Lanka Daily News concerning the US Republicans publishing an open letter to Iran’s leadership in opposition to a nuclear agreement.
Dr Caryn Peiffer (CoSS) has been interviewed by Brazilian news agency Agência Estado regarding her research into people paying bribes for public services. A subsequent blog post published on the website for one of Brazil’s most widely read and respected newspapers, O Estado de S. Paulo, has been shared more than 19,000 times on Facebook.
Professor Sir David Eastwood wrote an article for the Times Higher Education about his role as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham.
Professor Laura Piddock (LES) was featured in an article in The Telegraph concerning the University’s discovery that a strain of Salmonella was able to develop resistance to ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic. The study found that the bacteria’s mutation pushed antibiotics to the outside of cells where they have no effect.
A University of Birmingham report into drones was discussed in an article on BBC News Online about the House of Lords’ call for a drone register.
Professor Isabelle Szmigin (CoSS) was interviewed by the Mail Online and The Telegraph about consumer shifts from bar to liquid soap.
Professor David Dunn (CoSS) featured in an Independent article about a legal loophole that allows drones to fly over Balmoral.
Dr Chris Allen (CoSS) was featured on BBC 1 Wales discussing Islamophobia and the effect that British Muslims travelling to Syria has on Muslims in Britain.
Lord Bilimoria, Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, took part in a discussion on immigration on BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight. Among the topics debated was the migration status of overseas students and their contribution to British society.
Greg Moorlock (MDS) was interviewed by BBC Radio WM concerning the ethics of organ donation and what encourages people to become an organ donor.
University of Birmingham academic Dr Andrew Schofield (LES) wrote an article for The Conversation about #TheDress and why certain people see colours in different ways and how the brain works out the colours of objects. The article was read more than 10,500 times over the weekend and received significant engagement on the University’s social media channels. Dr Schofield was also featured in an article on the Birmingham Mail discussing how the phenomenon of ‘colour constancy’ was the most likely reason why people see the dress in different colours.
A University of Birmingham study into how young people make decisions when faced with moral dilemmas was discussed in an article about morality in the classroom in the Independent on Sunday and The Independent.
Professor James Arthur (CoSS) was interviewed by The Guardian concerning research into how young people make moral judgements. Professor Arthur was also interviewed by The Telegraph, the Times Education Supplement, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Times and i (The Paper for Today).
Dr Gary Hickman (CoSS) was interviewed by The Guardian concerning the University’s BA and MAprogrammes in social work.
Professor Isabelle Szmigin (CoSS) was interviewed on BBC Midlands Today discussing #TheDress.
Former University of Birmingham academics Rudolf Peierls and Otto Frisch featured in an article in the Birmingham Post about their role in the development of the nuclear bomb.
Dr Michael Grey (LES) was interviewed on BBC Radio WM about the potential damage of repeated concussions when playing sport from a young age.
Dr Douglas Ward (MDS) was interviewed by the Kenya Star about his research, which suggests that urine tests could be used to identify the level of aggressiveness of bladder cancer in patients.
PhD student Maggie Lieu (EPS) was interviewed on Al Jazeera about the Mars One Mission.