In the media
A number of our academics have been reported in the media about their research or
written articles on current affairs; here's a round-up of some of these activities.
- Chris Nicholson from the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies discusses with
BBC Essex presenter Dave Monk a case which saw Essex County Council paying
almost £1 million in damages to four siblings it failed to protect from parental abuse
- New research into honesty in Britain by Professor Paul Whiteley gained
wide media coverage
- Jenny Amos, a PhD student studying in our department of Language and Linguistics,
is a guest blogger on
Linguistic Research Digest about the 't-to-r' feature, a pronunciation feature observed in
Tyneside and West Yorkshire English, as well as in Liverpool.
- Dr Enam Al-Wer talks to The Dave Monk programme on BBC Essex about
how accents change
- Dr Rob Johns tells
Channel 4 News: "...for a lot of people it is really what works and if an
independent Scotland would mean they [the Scottish people] were better off, then
they could well be inclined to support it."
- Wide media coverage followed after new research from Dr Patrick Nolen and
Professor Alison Booth revealed girls do better in single-sex classes
- A new study by Professor Alison Booth, from the Department of Economics,
in groups take more risks
- Professor Eric Smith was approached by Jamie Moakes to provide economic expertise
for his plan to make He-Man action
figure Ram Man into a commodity
- The Financial Times wrote an article
Working women key to rise in living standards, which featured research in a
paper co-authored by Mike Brewer, Institute for Social and Economic Research
- Following the death of Kim Jong-Il, Dr Natasha Ezrow was interviewed by BBC World Service
on The World Today programme
- Following the death of Colonel Gaddafi last week, Dr Natasha Ezrow has been interviewed
number of media outlets to offer expertise and commentary on the events in Libya
- Dr Sarah Birch's
research following the riots in the UK gained media coverage in The Independent
- In the lead up to ISERs policy discussion event on Wednesday about the benefits of breastfeeding, the Guardian and Daily Mail articles cover the latest research findings.
- Pere Ayling's (Department of Sociology) research to find out why Nigerian children come and study in the UK contributes to an article in TES magazine
- Natasha Ezrow (Department of Government) speaks to BBC World Radio about the Arab Spring
- Paper by Sarah Birch from the Department of Government causes debate between political party leaders: After the riots, politicians should look to their own morals, says researchers
- Dr. Natasha Ezrow interviewed by BBC about the need for a 'democratic government for Libya'
With AV now firmly off the agenda, what exactly are the
Liberal Democrats for?
An article written by Professor Anthony King from the
Department of Government in the Daily Mail
- Bottle-fed babies 'more likely to suffer from
A large research project carried out by the universities of
Oxford, Essex and York, together with University College
London has come to the conclusion that babies who are
breastfed are less likely to have behavioural problems by
the age of five than those given formula milk.
- Professor Todd Landmann is interviewed on BBC Radio
Essex about President Obama's visit to the UK.
These restless reformers have left the constitution in
disarray, an article by Professor Anthony King on the
British constitution being in disarray.
- Is university worth the investment?
Professor Paul Whiteley, Department of Government, has
published research highlighting a positive correlation
between the number of students in higher education and
economic growth - irrespective of the subjects that student