Reading in the news - Tue 25 Aug25 August 2020
COVID-19: expert comment on the coronavirus outbreak
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) is quoted widely about a case of a re-infection of Covid-19, including the Telegraph, Mail Online, The Sun, Independent, New Scientist and Stuff New Zealand, and spoke to BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Scotland.
- Dr Clarke is also quoted in CNN Online about schools returning in September, and spoken to Sky News (no link).
- Dr Paul Jenkins (Psychology) is quoted in the Sun about help for people with eating disorders following lockdown, taken from an article in the Conversation.
- Further coverage of Professor James Reade and Dr Carl Singleton’s research on football and Covid-19 is covered in the National Scotland.
- Professor Uma Kambhampati (Economics) spoke to BBC Berkshire about her research into the effectiveness of women leaders in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Storm Francis: Professor Hannah Cloke (Geography) is quoted in an article for the Guardian as Storm Francis affects the UK and Ireland.
Republican National Conference: Newsweek reports on the US Republican party’s conference, and how the choice of speakers highlights a rift between the President and party. Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics and IR) is quoted.
- German title Der Spiegel looks at how Russian nerve agent Novichok, which is suspected to have been used to poison a Russian politician who is critical of Putin. Professor Gary Stephens (Pharmacy) is quoted.
- An article in the Express picks up comments about the UK being unprepared for deadly heatwaves in the future, taken from a piece by PhD researcher Chloe Brimicombe for the Conversation.
- RIBA have announced their judging panel for their 2020 student awards, including UoR lecturer and architect Oliver Froome-Lewis.
- A UoR Spanish and History graduate Jennifer Brooks is quoted in Forbes about wanting to work in the environmental sector due to her concerns over climate change.
- European Scientist reports on sustainable food plans in the EU, and notes a study co-authored by Dr Philip Jones (Agriculture) suggesting that the UK entirely moving to organic farming without any change in diet would increase the need to import food.
- Dr Barbara Goff (Classics) spoke to BBC Berkshire (and here) about her life working in classics.
- FE News reports on the impact of Covid-19 on further and higher education, and mentions the University of Reading’s expected shortfall in income and the potential impact on jobs.
- A letter in the Psychologist from PhD student Hannah Morris-Bankole discusses a new study currently looking at psychological support for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases.
- Dr Tara Pirie (Biological Sciences) spoke to BBC Berkshire and discussed the move of a camel skeleton into the new Health and Life Sciences Building where the Cole Museum will be sited.