UCL in the media
UCL has a significant presence in the media, whether it's expertise provided by UCL academics or news about the university itself.
A team led by Dr Sarah Jackson (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health) has found that tobacco smokers who regularly spend time with e-cigarette users are around 20% more motivated to quit. Read: Times (£), More: Daily Mail, ITV News, Huffington Post, Metro.
Published: Nov 14, 2018 10:21:33 AM
A letter signed by academics including Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Dr Josh Ryan-Collins (both UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose) and Dr Nadia Ameli (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) urges the Bank of England to continue pioneering links between financial stability and climate change. Read: FT (£)
Published: Nov 14, 2018 10:18:46 AM
Professor Heather Jones (UCL History) explores the impacts of the 1918 Armistice, which continued to influence European politics well beyond the end of the First World War. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Remembering the Silence'
Published: Nov 14, 2018 10:06:24 AM
Professor Vincent Walsh (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) explains recent research into sit-stand desks, which found they can boost memory, cognition and creativity. Read: Times (£). Listen: BBC Radio 2 'Jeremy Vine' (from 1 hour 9 mins 55 secs)
Published: Nov 13, 2018 11:21:46 AM
In a discussion on fertility problems and artificial womb technology, Professor Joyce Harper (UCL Institute for Women's Health) highlights the importance of mothers’ physical movement during pregnancy. Listen: BBC World Service ‘CrowdScience’ (from 22 mins 13 secs)
Published: Nov 13, 2018 10:51:20 AM
Professor Robert West comments on plans by the US’s FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) to ban menthol cigarettes, considered to be more addictive than conventional cigarettes. Listen: BBC World Service ‘World Business Report’ (from 5 mins 47 secs)
Published: Nov 13, 2018 10:22:20 AM
The body eliminates alcohol "at the rate of one unit per hour", says Emeritus Professor Richard Allsop (UCL Centre for Transport Studies), explaining that keeping a tally of each drinking session can help people to calculate when they will be completely free of alcohol. Read: Daily Mail
Published: Nov 13, 2018 9:40:28 AM
As part of the BBC's World War One Centenary coverage, Professor Heather Jones (UCL History) talks about the background to the 1918 Armistice and its impacts. Watch: BBC News 24 (from 9 mins 3 secs)
Published: Nov 12, 2018 12:00:49 PM