Media spotlight for University academics

Manchester Metropolitan academics have been making waves in the media though appearances and offering expertise on a range of topics.

Poet and Academic Director of Manchester Writing School Adam O’Riordan, who recently appeared on BBC’s Meet the Author for his new book The Burning Ground where Adam was interviewed by Jim Naughtie.

Adam is also set to be the Midnight Expert for the Phil Williams show on Wednesday 25th January on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Another Manchester Metropolitan appearance was Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education Professor Helen Laville who spoke to BBC Breakfast about the history of US First Ladies and her predictions of the role Melania Trump will play over the next four years.

Helen’s expertise is in American history, culture and politics, post 1945 and has worked on American women’s history, Civil rights history, Cold War History, cold war film, gender and film, and international women’s rights.