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In the news: 15-21 May 2020

Date 21.05.2020

Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, provided an opinion piece for Wonkhe about the challenges the Higher Education sector is now facing, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Psychology Lecturer, Dr Jo Chen-Wilson, is part of an international research project looking into the world’s eating habits during lockdown. She spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s Bernie Keith about this (starts 3h 13m). It was also covered by the Chronicle & Echo and the West Wales Chronicle.

Dr Jamal Nasir was upbeat in his appraisal of an antibody test which is set to be rolled out in the UK to help combat the spread of coronavirus. Listen to the BBC Radio Northampton interview (starts 3h 24m).

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, John Pendleton, was on BBC Radio Northampton this week, explaining why the University wants to hear from people who have received maternity care (starts 2h 14m). The story was also featured in the Chronicle and Echo.

Our Head of Early Years, Eunice Lumsden, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about the pressure parents are under to send their children back to school (starts 1h 45m).

Our Visiting Professor, Dr Steve O’Brien, was back on BBC Radio Northampton this week, providing pandemic health advice – and he had some words for the US President, too (interviews at 1h 13m; 1h 50m and 2h 13m).

UON colleague, Simon Chapman, has roped in a number of sporting greats for an online charity quiz, on Friday. You can find out who by listening to his interview with BBC Radio Northampton presenter, Annabel Amos (starts 2h 18m).

Our Journalism graduate, Daisy Craydon, was in the Chronicle & Echo after she masterminded the PR campaign behind the Captain Tom Moore news story.

A project, involving UON staff and researchers, which reintroduced a rare butterfly to the UK is celebrating an important landmark. Listen to the BBC Radio Northampton feature (starts 1h 43).

Our Events Management expert, Claire Leer, was interviewed by Sheer Edge about the pandemic’s impact on the industry.