Key commentators

Key commentators are academics who are working in subject areas that are always in the media spotlight, and key staff who can act as spokespeople on UWE Bristol issues. If you would like to speak to any of our key commentators, please contact the Media Relations team.

Alan Winfield

  • Robotics
  • Robot ethics
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Swarm robotics
  • Artificial intelligence

Anthony Plumridge

  • Economics
  • Business economics
  • Environmental economics
  • Housing market
  • Property development

Dr Carolyn Morton

  • Forensic science

Dr Chris Alford

  • Sleep research

Professor Chris Melhuish

  • Robotics
  • Intelligent autonomous systems

Dr Christien Van Den Anker

  • Human rights

Professor Derek Braddon

  • Defence
  • Aerospace
  • Economics

Professor Diana Harcourt

  • The psychology of appearance
  • Appearance-related issues around cancer diagnosis

Professor Glenn Lyons

  • Transport

Professor Graham Parkhurst

  • Transport taxation
  • Transport
  • Sustainable mobility policy and strategy
  • Public transport systems
  • Promotion of cycling
  • Local transport planning
  • Low emissions transport technologies

Janet Jones

  • Media and journalism

Professor James Longhurst

  • Air quality

Jo Midgely

  • Student recruitment

Professor John Lanham

  • Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Bloodhound

John Rushforth

  • Higher Education policy
  • Student fees
  • University of the West of England activities

Professor Jon Tucker

  • Corporate finance
  • Financial markets
  • Finance sector governance

Judy Orme

  • Public health
  • Healthy universities

Keith Hicks

  • University of the West of England
  • Higher Education
  • Marketing and branding in Higher Education

Mike Jempson

  • Media and journalism
  • Journalism ethics
  • Media policy and regulation

Professor Lamine Mahdoubi

  • Architectural design
  • Planning and design for health and well-being
  • Outdoor play area

Dr Lisa Harrison

  • British politics
  • Elections
  • Women's representation

Dr Madge Dresser

  • British slave trade and its legacy
  • Early nineteenth Century Britain
  • Eighteenth Century Britain
  • Social and cultural history of England (1700 - 1835)
  • Slavery and the British country house
  • History of ethnic minorities in Britain since 1685

Professor Moira Plant

  • Alcohol and Women
  • Drinking during pregnancy

Professor Nichola Rumsey

  • The psychology of appearance

Dr Phillippa Diedrichs

  • Body image 
  • Eating disorder prevention
  • Psychology of appearance
  • Health psychology

Professor Richard Gray

  • Schizophrenia
  • Adherence to treatment
  • Multi-morbidity (co-occurring physical and mental health problems)
  • Mental health services

Professor Richard Luxton

  • Biosensors
  • Diagnostics
  • Blood testing 

Professor Rob Cuthbert

  • Academic freedom and institutional autonomy
  • Higher Education policy
  • University and college management

Professor Robin Hambleton

  • Civic leadership
  • Elected mayors
  • Local government

Professor Ron Richie

  • Primary education
  • Secondary education
  • Higher education

Professor Steven West

  • The University of the West of England
  • National and regional policy and agendas
  • Knowledge partnerships

Page last updated 9 May 2014

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