Reading in the news - Mon 31 Jan
31 January 2022
COVID-19: expert comment on the pandemic
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted by the Daily Mail on the impact of restrictions; and the Daily Mail on the detection of Omicron in sewage samples. He spoke to LBC News about BA.2, a new strain of Covid, and to Talk Radio about Paxlovid, a new anti-viral Covid pill.
- Dr Alexander Edwards (Pharmacy) is quoted by The Guardian (and in print), Yahoo!, and others on smartphone-based Covid test kits.
- The Guardian, Yahoo!, The Observer (in print), and others mentions Dr Jane Parker's (Food and Nutritional Sciences) research on parosmia.
- Professor Vimal Karani (Food) is quoted by the Daily Mail, News Colony, and Al Khaleej Today on the correlation between vitamin D deficiency and higher risk of Covid infection.
- Professor James Reade (Economics) is quoted by Daily Sabah and The Toys Matrix on the consequence of Covid on the performance of athletes.
#PlanetPartners: working with global partners to protect the environment
- PhD researcher Chloe Brimicombe's (Meteorology/Walker Institute) article on The Conversation on the way climate change is affecting people's health is republished by Inverse.
- Dr Eirini Saratsi (Geography / Environmental Science) is quoted by India Education Diary on the actions necessary to achieve net-zero targets. Read our news story.
- Land Brugsavisen report on an EIT-Food Funded project, LINKDAPA which developed a way for farmers to reduce the environmental impact of their fertilisers while maintaining quality yields. Read our news story.
Wind speeds: Professor Paul Williams (Meteorology) spoke to BBC Radio 4 about the global slowing of wind speeds.
Investments: Dr Jorge Guira (Law) is quoted by Sky News, Greatest Hits Radio, Classic FM, and others on investing in stocks for profit.
- Professor Amanda Callaghan (Biological Sciences) spoke to ITV Meridian on the issue of Lyme disease spread by ticks.
- Professor Ian Jones (Biological Sciences) is quoted by the Telegraph, Yahoo! and others on the transmissibility of avian flu.
- Dr George Grimble (Food) was interviewed by The Food Hospital on the ingredients of detox diets.
- Professor Simon Mortimer (Agriculture), Dr David Rose (Agriculture), and Associate Professor Elizabeth Creak (Agriculture) are quoted by India Education Diary on the University's partnership with the Agricultural Universities Council to agree on joint research priorities. Read our news story.
- Professor Anne Verhoef (Geography / Environmental Science) is quoted by Koran Jakarta on the use of liquid clay treatment to address Dubai's desertification.
- Professor Ian Givens (IFNH/Agriculture) is quoted by NZ Herald on mineral deficiencies from vegetarian and vegan diets.
- Professor Glenn Gibson (Food) is quoted by Women's Weekly Living Series (in print) on the health benefits of prebiotics.
- Spiegel Science and News RND mention Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Alanna Skuse's (English Literature) latest book on the beginnings of the beauty industry.
- Reading student Megan Powell is mentioned by Dundee Courier (in print) and Press & Journal (in print) for being selected to receive a 'Centenary Award' bursary.
- Scholarships awarded to five alumni of the AAAN Academy Masterclass Programme by Henley Business School is mentioned by Sun News Online.
- Research conducted by Henley Business School on the productivity benefits of a four-day working week is quoted by BR.
- A Henley Business School study on the risks that a tech-dominated work-life presents is mentioned by Stacey Blackman.
- Ziarul Financiar mentioned a Henley Business School study on the agenda topics of boards and executives.
- An obituary published on Global Diaspora News and SBC for former VP of Seychelles, Joseph Belmont, mentioned that he graduated from Reading in 1975.
- Talking Biz News reports on a Reading graduate's new career as deputy editor with The i newspaper.
- A Reading graduate is mentioned by Henley Standard for losing their job due to shielding from Covid at home.
- A Reading graduate is mentioned by Wales 247 for launching her own company.
- A Reading graduate is listed by News Letter as a webinar speaker on understanding carbon arable rotations.