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Reading in the news - Fri 17 May – University of Reading

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Reading in the news - Fri 17 May

Release Date 17 May 2019

Reading in the news

Processed foods: BBC Online, the Independent and News Atlas cover research suggesting processed foods cause people to overeat, with comments on the research by Dr Gunter Kuhnle (Food and Nutritional Sciences).

Far right politics: A BBC documentary (10mins 50 secs, 16 mins 30 secs & 26 mins) on the rise of far right political parties across Europe interviewed Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou (Politics and International Relations).

Eating disorders: ITV interviewed Dr Paul Jenkins (Psychology) on research seeking to better understand eating disorders.

Made At Uni campaign: BBC Radio Berkshire report that Reading’s research to develop a parent-led treatment for children with mental health issues has been chosen as one of the top 100 research stories in Universities UK’s latest #MadeAtUni ‘Nation’s Lifesavers’ campaign. Read our news story.

Other coverage


  • International Business Times reports on a Conversation article by Professor James Green (School of Law) about the use of nuclear weapons to deal with an asteroid impact threat to the Earth.
  • The Express mentions a Reading study on supplements and water retention in a feature on how to reduce bloating.
  • A food flavourists training course run annually by the University of Reading and the British Society of Flavourists is reported by iNews and MSN News.
  • Work by Peter Musgrove at Reading in the 1980s and 90s is mentioned in a Modern Power Systems article on wind turbine designs.
  • The Chartered Management Institute reports on its President’s Dinner, where the book The CEO Next Door, sponsored by Henley Business School, won its Management Book of the Year prize.
  • Times Higher Education reports that Professor Laurie Butler (Psychology) has joined Angela Ruskin University from Reading.




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