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Our recent media highlights (23 April - 4 May 2021)


Dr Cynthia Graham spoke to BBC Future about her studies into condom use.

Dr Michael Head spoke to Al Jazeera about the surge in COVID-19 cases in India and to BBC Radio Solent on the same subject. He was also quoted in a piece for The Guardian about the UK sharing vaccines with poorer nations. Meanwhile, Professor Rob Read spoke to LBC radio about whether young people will be less likely to take up coronavirus vaccinations.

A call for volunteers for trials of the Valneva vaccine, involving the University, has been reported on BBC South Today, with Professor Saul Faust appearing on the programme.

Professor Will Jennings was quoted on CNN in relation to Boris Johnson and ‘political crises’.

Ayala Gordon of the University's Digital team contributed to a Daily Mail article about the environmental impact of the internet.

Professor Paurav Shukla was interviewed on BBC Radio Solent about sponsorship and why companies tie themselves to major sporting events, such as the Olympics.

The University's contributions to The Conversation attracted 90,657 reads with one new article (also published in Indonesian); Dr Michael Head wrote about the unfolding COVID-19 crisis in India.


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