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:
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.
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.
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.
Head of Psychology, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, School of Social Sciences
Craig is an expert media commentator on links between work and crime.
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.
Director of Research Degrees, Birmingham City Business School
Steve is an economist, business expert, lecturer and active researcher.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.