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In the news: 11-17 June 2021

Date 17.06.2021

Our resident health expert, Dr Steve O’Brien, was on BBC Radio Northampton, on Tuesday, for his weekly chat about coronavirus with presenter Annabel Amos (clips at 1h 11m; 1h 48m and 2h 19m).

BBC Radio Northampton’s Science Detectives, which is co-hosted by our very own Cal Cooper, continued this week. This week’s episode was all about recycling and featured our Visiting Professor, Margaret Bates.

Senior Lecturer in International Development, Alison Hulme, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s Tim Wheeler about her research into loneliness (starts 1h 15m).

How did our Photography graduate, Chelsea Nwanga, fare in the final of BBC Four’s Great British Photography Challenge? The final episode and previous episodes are available on the iPlayer.

Northants Live featured our Illustration student, Katie Bell, who has produced two books inspired by lockdown life.

Our new Applied Sport Scientist, Luke Callis, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about his new job and his life working in professional football (starts 2h 38m).

Our TV insider, Brendan Sheppard, was on BBC Radio Northampton, on Friday, for his weekly telly review (starts 1h 46m).

Master’s student, Kirstie Pope, was featured in the Chronicle & Echo in a celebration of the county’s carers.

BBC Radio Northampton spoke to Psychology Lecturer, Carey Allen, about shielding children from swearing (starts 46m).

The deputy CEO of a mental health charity has been inspired by the pandemic to return to nursing – and he’s undertaking a return to practice course at the University. See more in the Chronicle & Echo.

Our Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism, Kate Ironside, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton on Tuesday, about the extension to Covid restrictions (starts 20s).