Southampton in the news

Some of the stories featuring University of Southampton staff and students that are making the news in January 2015. If you see coverage of the University that you think should be included here, please contact the media relations team in Communications and Marketing 023 8059 3212, email press@soton.ac.uk


Missing Air Asia aircraft

Oceanographer Dr Simon Boxall gave interviews and expert comment on the missing Air Asia aircraft to Sky News, BBC World Service, BBC News 24, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Solent, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Guernsey, BBC Radio Cornwall, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio Oxford, BBC Radio Norfolk, BBC Radio Merseyside, BBC Radio Nottingham, BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Stoke, BBC Radio Surrey, BBC Radio Somerset, NBC and ABC, plus many other global news outlets.
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Hoegh Osaka incident

Dr Boxall also gave comment to the world's media on the Hoegh Osaka, which ran aground in the Solent, including Good Morning Britain, Channel 4 News (online), BBC News Channel, BBC World Service, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC TV South, ITV Meridian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Echo, BBC Radio Solent, numerous BBC regional radio stations, Press Association and numerous regional newspapers.
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New Year’s Honours

ITV News (online), Daily Echo and Business South all featured news that Professor Cyrus Cooper and Colin Miles were recognised in the New Year's Honours list.

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Optical Fibre breakthrough

There was specialist media coverage from Laser Focus World, New Electronics, R&D magazine, Nanotechnology News, Science World Report, plus coverage in Spain and India, for new research by Dr Radan Slavik from ORC that revealed a breakthrough in optical fibre communications.

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Brain marking technique

A new cell marking technique to help understand how our brain works, developed by Dr Diego Gomez-Nicola, was reported by the Times of India, Daily Echo, Financial Express, Economic Times, Medical News Today and other specialist news websites.

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EPSRC material funding

The Engineer, Engineering and Technology magazine and the Daily Echo all reported on news that the University is to share in £20 million to advance UK’s manufacturing capability.

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Boxing Day Tsunami anniversary

Southampton academics gave comment and expert opinion on the 10th anniversary of the Boxing Day Tsunami. Dr Trevor Guymer from OES was interviewed on BBC Radio Solent and gave comments to the Press Association that appeared in various regional UK newspapers; Dr Lisa McNeil wrote an article for The Conversation; and Dr Simon Boxall spoke to The Daily Echo.

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Youth smoking estimates mapped

Research by Graham Moon, together with the University of Portsmouth and Public Health England, gave an insight into the number of young people smoking in towns, cities and local areas across England. The research was covered by the BBC and The Huffington Post, as well as over 50 regional papers, including The Southern Daily Echo.

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The doctor won't see you now

Research by Dr Maddy Greville-Harris that found a perceived lack of empathy on the part of doctors could lead to a worsening of patients' symptoms, was covered in more than 180 regional newspapers as well as The Daily Mail, Yahoo News and media outlets in 12 countries, including The Times of India, The Business Standard and The Malaysian Sun.

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Professor Cyrus Cooper

Professor Cyrus Cooper

Brain marking technique

Brain marking technique