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In the news: 12-18 March 2021

Date 18.03.2021

The Voice has covered the story about our graduate, Ashlee Adebayo, who has been promoted to the Northampton Town FC first team. Northants Live also ran the story.

Our resident health expert, Dr Steve O’Brien, was on BBC Look East on Wednesday evening, talking about the high cases of Covid-19 in Corby, and what that might mean for relaxing lockdown measures in the town.

Steve was also on BBC Radio Northampton, on Tuesday, for his weekly chat about coronavirus with presenter Annabel Amos (clips at 1h 10m; 1h 41m; 2h 10m and 2h 49m).

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Dr David Saunders, was a guest on BBC Radio Northampton on Monday, where he talked about all things dream-related (starts 17m).

News Medical covered some research, co-led by Dr Jo Chen-Wilson, which investigated people’s pandemic eating habits.

Our television expert, Brendan Sheppard, was on BBC Radio Northampton on Friday, for his weekly TV review. Having worked on Dr Who, he was perfectly placed to talk about its spin-off show Torchwood, which has returned to the BBC iPlayer (starts 14 42m).

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Cal Cooper, is co-host of the new Science Detectives feature on BBC Radio Northampton with presenter Helen Blaby. Episode 3 was all about evolution, with Psychology Lecturer, Dr Paxton Culpepper.

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Hugh Davenport, chatted to BBC Radio Northampton’s Helen Blaby about the changing patterns of work (starts 1h 8m).

Teacher Training graduate and headteacher, Clive Lawrence, has won a special purple plaque to mark the 2021 National Census, for dedication and services to the community of Derby. As reported in the Derby Telegraph.

Senior Lecturer in International Development, Alison Hulme, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s Helen Blaby, on Monday, about her work and research about such things as thrift and community radio (starts 1h 7m).

The University will evaluate the impact of a new wellbeing hub in Northampton, as reported by Northants Life.

Our Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Kate Ironside, was on BBC Radio 3 Counties on Wednesday evening, talking about the politics surrounding the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine (starts 2h 41m).