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Professor David Price joins The Conversation

13 March 2014

Professor David Price, UCL Vice Provost (Research) has joined the editorial board of The Conversation.

The Conversation logo UCL is a founding partner of the site, which launched in 2013, and which features a range of news, analysis, features, and commentary from the university and research sector.

Professor David Price

The Conversation aims to give experts from across the academic community a platform to inform and shape the scientific, cultural and intellectual agenda. Professor Price joins the 16-strong editorial board that includes members from City University, the University of Bristol and Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Articles in The Conversation generated 1.6m reads in January 2014, and attracted 815,145 unique visitors. UCL is currently the fourth highest contributor to the site, with over 40 articles written since launch. UCL is currently sixth of the top ten universities by readership, with over 200,000 readers since launch. The site continues to grow, with the launch of new topics including education and arts and culture.

Professor Price said: "The Conversation provides a unique opportunity for academic insight to inform and stimulate public debate, and I look forward to being part of the site's editorial board. I would encourage staff from across UCL's academic community to explore the opportunities of contributing to the debate."