Professor John Gordon’s research published in Investigational New Drugs on ‘Modified Ecstasy holding promise as a potent blood cancer treatment’ achieved blanket national coverage, being featured on a wide range of broadcast media, including ITN, Sky, 5 Live, BBC Scotland, BRMB, BBC WM and in print media including The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian online, and the The Daily Express.

The research was covered internationally by Agence France Presse; Fox News; Asian News International; Huffington Post; The Australian; MedIndia; France24 and Channel News Asia

This is an exciting next step towards using a modified form of MDMA to help people suffering from blood cancer. While we would not wish to give people false hope, the results of this research hold the potential for improvement in treatments in years to come.’ Professor John Gordon

The results of the PulseOx study, the largest UK investigation into screening newborns for congenital heart defects, which occur in 1 in 160 births in the UK made national and international headlines. Dr Andy Ewer was interviewed for BBC Breakfast, BBC 1 and 6 o’clock news. ITN, Channel 5 and Sky News

This coverage includes all major national media outlets.

Including the Guardian, Telegraph and Independent.

A small probe is put on the baby’s hand and then on the foot, the machine is switched on and you obtain a reading. That’s it. It takes longer to undress the baby than it does to do the test. Dr Andy Ewer (Aug 5)

The University's announcement of a £175 million investment in facilities including a new sports centre and a new library was featured across a range of regional media including the Birmingham Post, Mail and on BBC Midlands Today and BBC WM


Although we are very proud of the Edgbaston campus these are significant and exciting projects that will benefit students, staff and the local area. The University was founded to be an asset for the city and these plans have that aim in mind. - Ian Barker, Director of Estates (Aug 9)