Reading in the news - Tue 22 Feb
22 February 2022
Further Coverage of Storm Eunice:
- Professor Suzanne Gray (Meteorology) spoke to Sky News and ITV News about the possibility of a sting jet forming during Storm Eunice.
- Professor Richard Allan (Meteorology) also spoke to ITV News about windstorms becoming more severe under climate change.
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Jane Parker (Food) was interviewed by BBC News on the science of smell training, developed to help those who have lost their sense of smell and taste following Covid infection.
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Independent (and in print), Yahoo!, and others on the UK's dropping of all Covid restrictions. Dr Clarke also spoke to BBC Radio London, LBC News, and BBC Radio Scotland on the same topic, and also Chinese TV station Yicai about the Queen testing positive for Covid.
- Dr Al Edwards (Pharmacy) is quoted by the Daily Mail on the cost of manufacturing lateral flow tests. Dr Edwards also spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the UK's removal of all Covid restrictions.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- Dr Ella Gilbert (Meteorology) was interviewed by BBC News and spoke to BBC World Service Radio and BBC Three Counties about the effect of climate change on the frequency and impact of extreme weather events. Dr Gilbert's article on The Conversation on the potential collapse of the Thwaites Glacier and resulting sea-level rise was also quoted by Yahoo! and Aol.
- Professor Richard Allan (Meteorology) is quoted by the Independent (and in print), iNews, Daily Mirror (in print) and others on the link between climate change and extreme weather events.
- Visiting Professor Chukwumerije Okereke (Geography and Environmental Science) is quoted by Leadership on the impact of Nigeria's climate bill.
- Alpha Galileo reports on a three-year research project led by Professor Danny Feltham (Meteorology) to deliver a model of sea-ice fragmentation's role in the melting of the Arctic ice-cap to climate and weather modelling groups.
- India Education Diary reposts a University article on the Queen's Honorary Award that Reading recently received for its work on climate change. Read our story.
- Dr Sarah Cardey (Agriculture) is quoted by Confectionery Production and Edie, and spoke to BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester, about the impact of climate change on the growth and cultivation of produce and crops, and the income of fairtrade farmers at the frontlines of the climate crisis.
- Professor Andrew Charlton Perez (Meteorology) is quoted by The Guardian, Yahoo!, and others on the impact of naming storms.
#UniForReading: our role as a civic university
- India Education Diary reports a University article on how money from the Community Fund is helping a local homeless charity. Read our news story.
- Dr Erhan Aslan (English Language) is quoted by Insider and Yahoo! on the popularity of stories about fraud in social media.
- Dr Lebene Soga (Henley Business School) is quoted by Forbes and others on technological developments and adaptions in the workplace.
- Statistics from Henley Business School on the economic worth of side-hustles are mentioned by Business Telegraph (in print).
- Dr Maria Maiaru (Pharmacy) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire about the research and development of new painkillers.
- Dr Gunter Kuhnle (Food) is quoted by News Channel 3, Hero Mag, Headlines Mania and others on the health benefits of eating vegetables.
- Professor Ian Givens (IFNH/Agriculture) is quoted by The Star on a study he co-authored that found eating millet could combat anaemia and encourage better growth in children.
- Ellen Green, a PhD researcher (Archaeology) from the University, is mentioned by Macomb Daily for her upcoming virtual presentation on archaeological digs.
- BBC Radio Berkshire announced their upcoming live music stream to the University Student's Union.
- Ars Technica reposts an article on PhD researcher Nina Jane Patel's (Psychology) experience of the metaverse.
- Professor Ben Laker's (Henley Business School) research on the positive effects of eating less meat is mentioned by MT Sprout.
- The University is mentioned by Alpha Galileo, Azo Mining and Azo Cleantech for its part in a collaborative study on soil microbial DNA.
- Business Times reports on a Reading graduate’s upcoming appointment as Stanbic Bank's Company Secretary.
- Energies De La Mer reports on a Henley Business School graduate's appointment as Shell PLC's Director of Strategy, Sustainability, and Corporate Relations.
- Security SA reports on a Henley Business School graduate's appointment as ASIS International's first president from South Africa.
- La Mescolanza and others report on a Henley Business School graduate's appointment as TIM's Chief Consumer.
- A Reading graduate is quoted by Eye Magazine on the design of North American cities.
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