Birmingham City University has a wide range of experts able to offer comment, analysis, opinion and background insight on a wealth of topics. Whether it’s serious crime, stress, health, education, employment, the media, Brexit, HS2, architecture, art and design, business, sport, music, law, IT and plenty more besides, we have the expertise.
You can find biographies of just some of our experts below. To speak to them or find out about others, contact our Press Office:
Dr Kehinde Andrews
Associate Professor of Sociology
Kehinde is an expert media commentator on discussions relating to race, racism and ethnicity. Kehinde helped to establish Europe's first Black Studies undergraduate degree.
Associate Professor of Computer Networks and Security
Ron’s areas of interest include ethical hacking and penetration testing, web security and network security.
Dr Imran Awan
Associate Professor of Criminology, Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology
Imran oversees a criminology research team and offers expertise on extremism, counter terrorism, and the impact these issues have on Muslims living in the UK and abroad.
Dr Elle Boag
Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology
Elle's areas of expertise include prejudice and discrimination, empathy and social exclusion.
Senior Lecturer in Digital Communication and Future Media
Mark is a leading mobile and innovation strategist and has worked with a diverse range of global brands including Samsung and Louis Vuitton. Mark's areas of expertise include mobile marketing and social media.
Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism
Bob teaches postgraduate Broadcast Journalism and MA International Broadcast Journalism Courses, as well as media law.
Dr Matthew Cole
Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
As a registered sport and exercise nutritionist, Matt has provided nutrition support to a variety of elite athletes and teams, as well as being part of the anti-doping team at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Associate Professor of Adult Nursing
Kevin's areas of expertise include critical care nursing and aesthetic surgery.
Senior Lecturer in Midwifery
Alison has been a nurse and midwife since 1985 and has worked in higher education for over 10 years.
Professor Craig Jackson
Head of Psychology, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology
Craig is an expert media commentator on links between work and crime.
Senior Lecturer in Engineering
Laura's areas of expertise include automotive engineering, motorsports technology and mechanical engineering.
Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
Kim has extensive skills and knowledge in mental health nursing having worked in both Australian and UK health settings. Her areas of expertise include drug and alcohol nursing, addictive behaviours and quality standards in nursing.
Senior Lecturer in PR
An ex-BCU student herself, graduating in 2005 from the very degree she now teaches on, Kelly has 11 years industry experience working for two high profile Midlands creative agencies. Her areas of expertise include brand reputation and promotional strategy.
Professor Elizabeth Yardley
Professor of Criminology, Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology
Elizabeth is a regular contributor to news and entertainment media, drawing on the cutting edge research conducted in the Centre for Applied Criminology to enhance public understanding of crime and criminal justice.