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In the news: 8-14 January 2021

Date 14.01.2021

Professor of Biomechanics, Tony Kay, was on primetime BBC1, on Wednesday evening. He appeared on The Truth About… Getting Fit At Home, offering his expert views on the effectiveness of dumbbells versus resistance bands. Watch it again on the iPlayer.

Tony has also contributed to an article in The Conversation about the need to – or not – stretch before exercise.

Our Subject Leader for Economics, International Relations & Development, Marco Gundermann, was featured in The Times’ annual economists’ survey.

Psychology Lecturer, Dr Kati Pourseied, appeared on BBC Look East, on Monday, to talk about homeschooling during lockdown (clip expired).

Kati was also on Helen Blaby’s BBC Radio Northampton show, on Monday, talking about keeping on top of your mental health during the lockdown (starts 3h 19m).

On Wednesday, our Early Years expert, Eunice Lumsden, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about how the sector is responding to the latest lockdown (starts 2h 41m).

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 42m; 2h 21 and 2h 47m).

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Chris Holt, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton’s Helen Blaby about the role of geographers (starts 1h 5m)

Our television insider, Brendan Sheppard, made his weekly appearance on Tim Wheeler’s BBC Radio Northampton show, on Monday. He was appearing in his role as judge in the highly amusing Life’s A Pitch segment. This week’s subject was Brian Blessed (starts 1h 46m).

This week’s Open 4 Business programme, on our NLive Radio station, included discussion of Brexit, Covid, marketing and the power of local radio.

Senior Fashion Lecturer, Gavin Douglas, was on BBC Radio Northampton, on Friday, talking about his role in levelling up the fashion industry for people of colour (starts 39m).

Lecturer in Science, Adam Gregory, was on BBC Radio Northampton, on Friday, explaining why the Clap for Heroes initiative isn’t all it is cracked up to be (starts  3h 42m).

On Thursday, Psychologist Cal Cooper was on BBC Radio Northampton explaining thanatology – the study of death (starts 1h 11m).