Experts guide

Experts Guide

Across all Faculties at the University of Wolverhampton, we have internationally renowned academics specialising in specific areas of research who are happy to speak to the media and offer insights into their areas of expertise.

We cover a range of research topics including Sports Psychology, Homelessness, War Studies, Economics, Religious Studies as well as Science and Engineering.

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Dr Paschal Anosike- Africa, Entrepreneurship & Leadership

Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership - Faculty of Social Science

Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship & SME Development in Africa, Africa’s Informal Economy/Informal Sector, Youth Employment and Employability, Economic and State Fragility in Africa, Forced Migration from Africa to Europe. 

Professor Stephen Badsey - Conflict & War Studies

School of Social, Historical and Political Studies - Faculty of Social Sciences

Modern Warfare and Conflict (Mid-19th Century to the Present Day), War Propaganda, Media Coverage of Warfare and Conflict, Media-Military Relations, The British Army (Mid-19th Century to the Present Day), The Boer War (1899-1902). The First World War (1914-1918). The Second World War (1939-1945 Particularly the Battle of Normandy 1944), The Falklands War (1982), The Gulf War (1991),  Cavalry and All Aspects of Horses in Warfare (Mid-19th Century Onwards).

Stephen Badsey has offered his expertise to the BBC News and the Irish Times.

Kay Biscomb - Sport, Women in Sport

Institute of Sport - Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

Print Media of Women Athletes, Sport and Identity, Women and Girls, Sport and Inclusion and Exercise Dependence.

Twitter@KayBiscomb

Professor Carol S Bond- Digital Health and Healthcare

Professor of Learning and Teaching - Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

The Use of the Internet in Health by Patients and by Healthcare Professionals, Digital Health, Self Management for People Living with Long Term Health Conditions, Participatory Healthcare, Healthcare Professional (Especially Nurse). education

Twitter@cbond

Professor Graham Brooks -Corruption, Gambling and Organised Crime

School of Social, Political and Historical Studies - Faculty of Social Sciences

International Corruption, Fraud and Corruption in Sport, Gambling Industry, Individuals and Gambling and Crime, Organised Crime and Gambling and Whistleblowing.

Professor Brooks has been interviewed on BBC 5 Live.

Janine Bryant - Ageing Dancers, Dance Training

The Performance Hub - Faculty of Arts

Ageing Dancers, Range of Motion, Conditioning for Dancers, Dance Training Protocols

Professor Phil Cox -Food Production, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering

School of Engineering - Faculty of Science and Engineering

Food Production Nutrition Safety, Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering.

Professor Cox has been interviewed on BBC Radio WM.

Dr Tracey Devonport - Sport Psychology, Emotional Eating and Body Image

Institute of Sport - Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

Sport psychology, Exercise psychology, Performance psychology, Stress, Coping, Emotion regulation, Emotional intelligence, Emotional eating and Body image.

Tracey has contributed to expert pieces for publications such as Marie Claire, Women's Running, National Student, Women's Health, and the Metro. She has also featured in interviews with Heart FM, Beacon Radio and Radio Yorkshire.

Twitter@TjDevonport

Professor Ndy Ekere - Electronics, Renewable Energy & Smart Cities

School of Engineering - Faculty of Science & Engineering

Electronics Packaging and Assemblies, Failure Analysis and Reliability Engineering, Renewable Energy, Technologies for Energy Infrastructure and Technologies for Smart Cities.

Dr Stuart Sean Farquhar -Finance, Accounting and Economics

University of Wolverhampton Business School - Faculty of Social Sciences

Corporate Governance, Board of Directors, Executive Compensation, Sports Economics.

Dr Farquhar has offered his expertise to Times Higher Education and to regional newspapers Shropshire Star and the Express & Star.

Twitter@StuartSFarquhar

Dr Louise Fenton - Voodoo, Witchcraft, Horror Films & Zombies

Visual Communication - Faculty of Arts

Haitian Vodou, New Orleans Voodoo, History of New Orleans, Witchcraft, Horror Films 1930-1970, Zombie and Voodoo Cinema, Representations of Voodoo in Literature, Film, TV, Theatre, Animation, Illustration, Haitian Art and Representations of Gypsies and Romani (UK and Europe).

Twitter@louise_fenton

Professor Keith Gildart -Labour and Social History, Coal Mining History

School of Social, Historical and Political Studies - Faculty of Social Sciences

Labour History/Trade Unions, Coal Mining History, Popular Music, Youth Culture, Spiritualism/Supernatural and Working Class Culture.

Paraskevi (Evi) Goggolidou - Genetics, Rare Diseases, Biology

School of Biomedical Sciences - Faculty of Science and Engineering

Genetics, Rare Diseases, Chronic Kidney Conditions, Ciliopathies, Genomics, Inherited Paediatric Conditions, Molecular Biology.

Dr Benjamin Halligan -Cinema and Popular Culture

Doctoral College

Cinema, Popular Music, Culture and Politics, Feminism, Pornography, Theology and Popular Culture and Horror Films.

Twitter@benhalligan

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Dr Paul Hampton - Architecture and Built Environment

School of Architecture and Built Environment - Faculty of Science and Engineering

Architecture, Built Environment, Surveying, Accessible Environments, Health and Safety, Flooding, Facilities Management, Work Based Learning, Employability

Twitter@paulhampton11

Dr Danny Hinton -Work & Organisational Psychology

Institute of Psychology - Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

Work and Organisational Psychology, Personality Assessment, Psychometric Testing, Fairness in Assessment and Recruitment and Selection.

Twitter@DHOccPsych

Dr Steve Iafrati -Social Policy, Poverty & Regeneration

School of Social, Historical and Political Studies - Faculty of Social Sciences

Poverty, Social Exclusion and Marginalisation, Food Banks, Regeneration, Communities and Welfare.

Twitter@steve_iafrati

Dr Jenni Jones - Coaching & Mentoring, Women in Leadership

University of Wolverhampton Business School - Faculty of Social Sciences

Coaching & Mentoring (particularly within the public sector, for instance; the UK Police), Learning and Development, Women and Leadership, Leadership and Change, Employability Skills 

Dr Spencer Jones -Armed Forces and War Studies

School of Social, Political and Historical Studies -Faculty of Social Sciences

Military History, British Army,  Special Forces,  Anglo-Boer War (1899 – 1902), First World War (1914 – 1918) and War in Iraq (2003 – Present).

Twitter@historian1914

Professor Michael Jopling- Schools, Education Policy

Education Observatory - Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

School Collaboration, School Networks, Educational Leadership, Vulnerable Familes, School Improvement, Education Policy.

Dr Opinderjit Kaur Takhar - Religious Education, South Asian & Sikh Studies

School of Humanities - Faculty of Arts 

Religion, Religious Education, Free schools, Religion and Society, Caste and the South Asian Community, South Asian Religious Communities in the UK, Religion and Gender, Sikh and Hindu Issues and Indian/Eastern Spirituality.

Twitter@DrOpinderjit

Professor George Kassimeris -Terrorism, Political Violence, Extremism

School of Social, Historical and Political Studies - Faculty of Social Sciences

Terrorism, Political Violence, Extremism, War & Conflict.

Twitter@gkassimeris

Dr Martin Khechara -Biological Weapons and Bio Terrorism

School of Sciences - Faculty of Science and Engineering

Biological Weapons, Bio-Terrorism, Learning Technology and Public Engagement with Science.

Twitter@drkhechara.

Dr Gurpinder Lalli- School Meals, Food Studies

Institute of Education - Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

School Meals, Food Studies, Reseach on School Canteens, TESOL.

Twitter@gurpinderlalli

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Professor Andy Lane -Sports Psychology, Wellbeing, Exercise

Institute of Sport - Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

Sport Psychology, Wellbeing, Exercise as Medicine, Emotional Control, Stress, Performing Under Pressure, Emotional Eating, Mental Skills Training, Mental Toughness, Resilience and Emotional Intelligence.

Professor Lane has offered expert advice to the BBC, Cycling Weekly, The Daily Telegraph and iNews and has been interviewed by BBC 5 Live.

Twitter@AndyLane27

Professor Silke Machold - Corporate Governance

Research Policy Unit and Faculty of Social Sciences

Corporate Governance, Value-Creating Boards, Board Diversity and Women on Boards.

Dr Richard Medcalf - Sport & Physical Activity, Sport Policy

Institute of Sport and Human Science - Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

Inclusion in Sport and Physical Activity, Evaluating the Impact of Sport, Sports Policy and Practice.

Twitter@rsmedcalf

Professor Kate Moss -Women's Homelessness, Domestic Abuse

University of Wolverhampton Law School - Faculty of Social Sciences

Women’s Homelessness, Domestic Abuse and Homelessness Policy, Theory and Practice.

Professor Moss has offered her expertise in The Guardian and The Huffington Post.

Twitter@wronghumans

Dr Moses Murandu - Wound Management and Healing

Institute of Health Professions - Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

Tissue Viability, Wound Management and Use of Granulated Sugar on Wound Healing.

Professor Kristina Niedderer - Design for Dementia, Craft, Mindful Design

Wolverhampton School of Art - Faculty of Arts

Design for Dementia, Mindful Design, Design for Behaviour Change, Craft

Professor Ross W. Prior- Arts, Heritage, Drama & Theatre

Professor of Learning and Teaching - Faculty of Arts

Arts education, Applied Arts and Health/Wellbeing, Learning and Teaching, Art-Based Research, Heritage Education, Drama/Theatre.

Dr Peter Robinson -Tourism, Urban Exploration

University of Wolverhampton Business School - Faculty of Social Sciences

Tourism Management, Event Management, Tourism & Regeneration, Tourist Experience, Cold War Tourism, Urban Exploration.

Twitter@peterdrobinson

Professor Roger Seifert -Industrial Relations

University of Wolverhampton Business School - Faculty of Social Sciences

Industrial Relations, Strikes, Wages, Bargaining and Negotiations, Trade Unions, Union Relations with the Labour Party and Employment Conditions.

Professor Seifert regularly offers his expertise on BBC Radio.

Dr Christopher Sellars -Sport Leadership and Psychology

Institute of Sport - Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

Sport and Inspirational Leadership, Coach-Athlete Relationship, Transitions in Sport and Applied Sport Psychology.

Twitter@csellars3

Professor Laura Ugolini -Retail, Menswear, Historical Men

School of Social, Historical and Political Studies - Faculty of Social Sciences

Retailing and Consumption of Menswear in Britain (c. 1880-1939), Civilian Men in England During the First World War, English Middle-Class Fathers and Sons (c. 1880-1918).

 

Dr Stefano Vaglio- Zoo Biology, Primate Behaviour

School of Sciences - Faculty of Science and Engineering

Primate Behaviour, Primate Chemical Ecology, Primate Olfaction (including Humans) and Zoo Animal Welfare

Professor Jean Williams -Olympic/Paralympic History, Sport Products

Institute of Sport - Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

Olympic and Paralympic History, Cultural Olympiad, European Football (Especially Women’s Football), History of Sport, Sport Products and Commercialisation, Heritage and Sporting Museums and Wider Cultural Industry Links with Sport (Literature, Music, Fashion, Toys).

Twitter@JeanMWilliams

Dr Gavin Wilson -Film, Filmmaking & Film Festivals

School of Media - Faculty of Arts

Mobile Phone Filmmaking, Film Festival Studies, Contemporary British Film Drama, Stillness and Movement in Film, Phenomenological Film Philosophy, Screen Aesthetics, Dialogue-absent Filmmaking and Practice-based Research.

Twitter@gavinwi

Professor Matthew Wyon -Dance Science

Research Centre for Sport Exercise and Performance - Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing/Faculty of Arts

Dance Medicine, Dance Science, Dance Injury, Dance Training, Strength Training and Vitamin D.