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In the news: 27 March-2 April 2020

Date 2.04.2020

Associate Professor In Food Supply Chain Management, Liam Fassam, has been in demand with the media this week. His expert views on the pandemic’s effect on our food supply were published in The Grocer – on Wednesday with a blog, and in a news article on Monday.

Liam was also live on BBC Look East on Monday explaining the situation to viewers (clip expired).

On Wednesday, University of Northampton Business Advisor, Adam Lawton, told NLive Radio listeners about the support available for businesses during the pandemic.

PHD researcher, Nour Zantah, spoke to the Zamanalwsl news website about how the Syrian War has affected her artwork.

Interior Architecture and Spatial Design students’ designs for an historic Northampton building have been featured by the Chronicle & Echo and East Midlands Business Link.

Visiting Professor, Dr Stephen O’Brien, spent Tuesday morning back in the BBC Radio Northampton studio. He was there to answer listeners’ questions about coronavirus (clips at 1h 12m; 1h 44m; 2h 12m and 2h 42m).

Our Energy Centre at Waterside caught the attention of the Chronicle & Echo, on Monday, after it displayed supportive messages for NHS workers.

Westminster expert, Kate Ironside, was on BBC Three Counties Radio, on Friday, after it was announced the Prime Minister has COVID-19 (starts 1h 35m).

Director of Estates & Campus Services, Becky Bradshaw, was live on BBC Look East last Thursday, talking about the University’s decision to offer vacant halls of residence to the NHS and St Andrew’s Healthcare (clip expired). University Business and Wonkhe also reported the story, on Tuesday and Sunday, respectively.

Nursing student Joe Brooks was one of several people in the health service who commented in The Guardian about their thoughts and feelings during the coronavirus pandemic.

The University is part of a county-wide partnership called the Best of Both Worlds, to attract and retain health and medical professionals to the county. It is referenced in several healthcare media titles in reports about how Northamptonshire NHS Trusts issued a call for healthcare workers to boost staff levels during the coronavirus crisis.