Media Coverage - July 2018

Sports psychology and the importance of 'grit'

Jon Rhodes, Associate Lecturer in Sports Psychology, has offered his views on goal-setting and the importance of determined 'grit' in relation to sporting challenges, including England's World Cup penalty drama against Colombia, and Lewis Pugh's long swim along the English Channel.

  • Feature on Sky News talking about Lewis Pugh's swim. 
  • Feature on Pirate FM talking about England's need to stay clam when faced with penalties. 

Saving the planet's coral reefs

International news outlets have reported on a commentary paper by Dr Caroline Palmer,Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Biological and Marine Sciences, looking at the importance of immunity in coral reefs.

Brexit effect on young Eastern Europeans

Dr Naomi Tyrrell, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, has co-written a piece for 'The Conversation' entitled 'How Brexit is making young Eastern Europeans in the UK fear for their future'.

Read the feature in 'The Conversation'

Expert comment on bumblebees thriving in towns

Dr Mick Hanley, Associate Professor in the School of Biological and Marine Sciences, has offered expert comment to The Guardian on a new study showing that bumblebee colonies fare better in villages and cities than in fields.

Read the feature on bumblebees in The Guardian