Directory of Experts

Our directory of experts lists academics who are happy to speak to the media and offer comment on their area of expertise.

To get in touch with an expert then please call 01582 489399 or email

Dr Guangming Cao 

Management information systems; e-commerce and e-business; web analytics; business data analytics; change management.

Dr Paul Sant 

Smart cities;Graph Theory;Algorithm Design;Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics;Bioinformatics;Trust Modelling;Security Modelling in Pervasive Environments;Computer Security and Forensics

Christopher Dixon 

Aviation law; travel and tourism law.

Tariq Khan 

Procedural law; criminal law; evidence; arbitration

Prof Andrew Guppy 

Occupational psychology; health psychology; forensic psychology.

Prof Gail Kinman 

Work-related stress; work-life balance; occupational health psychology; stress, resilience and wellbeing in organisational settings; the experience and impact of emotions at work (including emotional intelligence and emotional labour).

Dr Hossein Kaviani 

Emotional and cognitive aspects of mental disorders; psychological/cultural characteristics and prosocial/political behaviour; emotion, cognition and culture; social cognition.

Dr Simon Reilly 

Surveillance (workplace and societal); web design and usability; qualitative research methods; social networks; the employment relationship/psychological contract.

Professor Yanqing Duan 

Adoption and impact analysis of emerging digital technologies; digital business management; information systems; e-commerce and e-business; business website design; decision support systems and knowledge-based systems.

Dr Erica Cook 

Health behaviour change; uptake of healthcare services; impact of emotional factors on eating behaviour (dietary restraint and binge eating); e-health and telehealth; out-of-hours care.

Dr Mohammad Alramahi 

international energy law, oil, gas, dispute resolutions, international commercial arbitration, commercial contracts

Dr Stephen Barber 

Government;Brexit;Budgets;G20;elections;economics;Public Administration;Public Policy;Strategic Business Environment

Dr Emma Short 

Cyber stalking, cyber bullying and trolling; phone behaviours.

Prof Janice Wearmouth 

Special Education Needs (SEN); literacy difficulties; behavioural concerns in schools; teacher professional development; inclusion

Professor Uvanney Maylor 

Educational equity, inclusion and social justice; ethnicity, racism and culture as they impact on educational practice and on BME students and staff.

Theo Maniski 

English language and linguistics

Katy R Hohmann 

Pronunciation, grammar and general communication for English as a second language

Dr Sally Bentley, Executive Dean 

Higher education pedagogy (teaching profession, practice and methods); assessment; quality assurance and enhancement; QAA

Dr Silvia Borelli 

Public international law; international human rights law; international humanitarian law; use of force / 'laws of war'; foreign relations law; international/European human rights laws/obligations; protection of migrants and asylum seekers; counter-terrorism and human rights; cultural diversity and human rights.

Dr Bushra Ahmed 

Gene therapy;Brain injury;Neuronal survival;Memory impairment;Programmed cell death (apoptosis);Parkinson's

Dr Chris Papadopoulos 

stigma;autism;social robotics;mental health;informal carers/parents;older adults;culture

Dr Nasreen Ali 

health inequalities;Widening participation on nursing, midwifery and allied health courses and careers;Mental health (in particular eating disorders and self-harm) Consanguinity Maternal and infant health (in particular gestational diabetes and perinatal mental health) ;Consanguinity;Children’s transition from paediatric to adult services; Health technology;Cross-cultural aspects of infertility;Older mothers and psychological well-being;Health behaviour

Professor Jan Domin 


Louise Grant 

Stress and resilience in child & family social workers; reflective practice and emotional resilience for social work practice

Roma Thomas  

Social work; Youth;Young masculinities;Family social work

Professor Mike Fisher 

Social work & social care; dementia - social perspectives; care; reablement; early intervention; workforce training

Dr Daniel Bailey 

Physical Activity and Health;Principles of Nutrition;Nutrition and Health;Impact of prolonged sitting on human health and disease;Interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour;Physical activity and appetite control

Dr Iain Fletcher 

Biomechanics;Strength and Conditioning; Sport Science;Performance Analysis

Dr Andrew Mitchell 

Biomechanics of sports injuries; sports medicine.

Dr Helen Ives 

Physical education and school sport;sport development and competition (including football);sport pedagogy;improving the quality and quantity of physical education and school sport;sport policy;youth sport.

Juliet Fern, Associate Dean 

Education studies; special educational needs; early years; education partnerships

Maria Kukhareva 


Professor Peter Burns 

Area of Expertise tourism master planning in developing countries; sustainable tourism; climate change

Dr Violet Cuffy 

Tourism Management; Cultural events and festivals; Carnival studies; Diaspora; heritage and culture; Lifelong education and training; Community tourism; Destination management; Island tourism

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