Reading in the news - Wed 13 May13 May 2020
- Dr Simon Clarke (Biological Sciences) was interviewed for the Telegraph podcast, and comments appear in the Independent.
- Coda Story article about preprints note that Dr Sakthi Vaiyapuri (Pharmacy) contributed to commenting on a study about blood type and Covid-19.
- Dr Rachel Horton (Law) is quoted in CNN Business about job discrimination in the event of an antibody test being available.
- Prof Ed Hawkins (Met) is quoted in an article for Mashable about face masks and climate change, after climate stripes face coverings have started to be sold online.
- Dr James Reade (Economics) spoke to BBC Devon about the finishing out of the football season and what scorecasting models developed by him and Dr Carl Singleton predict.
- An article for Business Matters on employee welfare quotes visiting fellow Yetunde Hofmann (Henley Business School).
Birds and Bees: Prof Mark Fellowes (Biological Sciences) is quoted in an article in the Guardian about easy steps to help improve the biodiversity of your garden.
Social Butterflies: A new study by Dr Netta Weinstein (Psychology) about the impact of lockdown on the wellbeing of people living alone shows that extroverts fared no worse than introverts, in the Daily Mail. Read our news story here.
Other expert comment content to inform the public and media about issues surrounding the virus:
- Professor Adrian Bell (ICMA) comment on football finishing off the season behind closed doors.
- Professor Helen Bilton (IoE) comment on the benefits of outdoor education for schools as they plan to reopen.
- Dr David Rose (Agriculture) comment on the third reading of the Agriculture Bill and the concerns over future protections for farmers.
- An obituary in the Guardian for Prof Marcia Worrell notes that Worrell, one of the few black professors of psychology in the UK, studied at UoR.
- BBC Berkshire spoke to Dr Faith Orchard about a new online course to give practical tips for children and parents coping with low mood and depression during the pandemic.
- The Fruit Grower reports on a call for help to look at the benefits of ground beetles on crop production from a UoR PhD researcher, Kelly Jowett.