Media Coverage - May 2018

We made plastic. We depend on it. Now we're drowning in it (National Geographic)

Professor Richard Thompson, Head of the International Marine Litter Research Unit, features in an extensive piece looking at scientific research into the issue and how it is changing the way we think about plastic.

How India’s Fishermen Turn Ocean Plastic Into Roads (National Geographic)

Dr Sabine Pahl is quoted as part of an extensive piece exploring global attitudes to plastic and how communities worldwide are taking different approaches to addressing the problems posed by marine litter.

Plastic Fantastic (BBC Radio 4)

Professor Richard Thompson also appears in all three episodes of a new BBC Radio 4 series, Plastic Fantastic, which looks at our love/hate relationship with plastic and the efforts to find a global solution to the problem of plastic waste.

Could robots be counsellors? Early research shows positive user experience

New research has shown for the first time that a social robot can deliver a ‘helpful’ and ‘enjoyable’ motivational interview (MI), a counselling technique designed to support behaviour change.

Is it OK to ‘spy’ on my child with a tracking app? (Daily Telegraph)

Professor Andy Phippen is quoted in an article examining the technologies parents can use to keep an eye on the children.

Local election 2018 results

Emeritus Professor of Politics Colin Rallings was quoted in the analysis before and after the nation went to the polls.

What is a Globster? (NewsWeek)

Dr Nick Higgs, Deputy Director of the Marine Institute, is commented in a feature about a mysterious sea monster which washed up in the Philippines.

Three in four Brits feel overwhelmed by stress, new report shows (Farming UK)

A study by the University is mentioned as part of an article which reports that three in four British people feel so overwhelmed by stress that they are unable to cope with everyday tasks.

Masters student Sasha Johnston, from the School of Health Professions, has been interviewed as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.