New Year Resolutions: Media Contacts List

Posted on Thursday 20th December 2007

Listed below are key contacts who can provide expert media comment for matters relating to the New Year.  The University also offers expertise across a very wide range of subjects and can offer further suggestions as required; please contact the main press office numbers for further information or help in setting up interviews. 

General University of Birmingham Communications Office contacts:

Head of Communications:

Rachel Burrows:  07799 656649

Academic Contacts:

Dr Paul Aveyard
Smoking prevention and smoking cessation (stopping smoking)

Dr Jackson C Kirkman-Brown  
Fertility, conception

Prof. Stephen McKay   
Family finances; families in debt

Prof. Isabelle Szmigin
January sales; consumer behaviour and shopping: consumption; consumer innovations; older consumers; ethical consumption; alcohol consumption; credit and debt; relationship marketing

Dr Frank Eves 
Physical activity; lifestyle physical activity; Exercise Psychology

Professor Jim Orford 
Addiction; alcohol, gambling, drugs, etc; resolving to make a change and how to get help; how addiction/excessive alcohol or drug use affects the family and how the family can cope

Dr Gary Wood
Life coaching; goals and New Year's resolutions