Experts Service

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, flooding, 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:

PR and Communications Office
Tel: +44 (0)121 331 6738
(out of hours: +44 (0)121 331 6738)

BCU Expertise

Dr Imran Awan

Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology, School of Social Sciences

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.

Bob Calver

Bob Calver

Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism, Birmingham School of Media

Bob teaches postgraduate Broadcast Journalism and MA International Broadcast Journalism Courses, as well as media law.

Dave Harte

Dave Harte

Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, Birmingham School of Media

Dave works closely with Birmingham's vibrant digital media economy, acting as a link between the public sector and the business community.

Professor Craig Jackson

Professor Craig Jackson

Head of Psychology, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, School of Social Sciences

Craig is an expert media commentator on links between work and crime.

Lubo Jankovic

Professor of Zero Carbon Design, School of Architecture, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design

Lubo is a founding member of Birmingham City University’s Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon Research. He is able to draw on a multidisciplinary academic career in the field of building services, including architecture, computer science, environmental design, sustainability and the dynamics of structures.

Dr Steve McCabe

Dr Steve McCabe

Director of Research Degrees, Birmingham City Business School

Steve is an economist, business expert, lecturer and active researcher.

Kathryn Moore

Kathryn Moore

Professor of Landscape Architecture, Birmingham School of Architecture

Kathryn is the World President of the International Federation for Landscape Architects (IFLA), the past President of the Landscape Institute, a design consultant and Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design.

Alister Scott

Alister Scott

Professor of Environmental and Spatial Planning, Birmingham School of the Built Environment

Alister’s teaching and research revolves around planning and the environment, the balance between urban rural inter-relationships and environmental governance.

Mel Wakeman

Mel Wakeman

Senior Lecturer in Applied Physiology, School of Allied and Public Health Professions, Faculty of Health

Mel is a specialist in areas of nutrition and digestive physiology and paediatric physiology. As a self-confessed foodie, she wants to know what we are putting into our bodies when we eat and aims to ensure that people are informed and encouraged to consume a balanced diet.

David Wilson

Professor David Wilson

Professor of Criminology, School of Social Sciences

David is one of the UK’s leading criminologists, specialising in all aspects of prisons and imprisonment, murder and serial murder.

Dr Elizabeth Yardley

Professor Elizabeth Yardley

Reader in Criminology, Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology, School of Social Sciences

As Director of Birmingham City University’s Centre for Applied Criminology, Elizabeth works within a specialist centre engaged in a diverse range of research endeavours in and around the criminal justice system.