Expert Comment

Aberystwyth University has experts available to comment on a wide range of issues.  If you are seeking an academic for expert comment or interview, please contact the Communications Team on 01970 622946 | communications@aber.ac.uk.

To find all the staff specialising in a particular field, visit the Directory of Expertise, which brings together the talents and interests of research staff from across the University.

Some of the experts who can speak on subjects currently dominating the media are detailed below:

 

Brexit

 


Professor Michael Woods
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

The implications for rural Wales

 

Dr Rhys Dafydd Jones
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

The effects on European migrants in Wales

 

Professor Mike Gooding
Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

Sustainable land use; improving efficiency to deliver food products, environmental benefits; focus on markets – finding new consumer markets; existing crops/novel crops/livestock systems

 

Professor Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies

Linguistic Diversity (all languages) and Minority Languages (including Welsh) in the EU; EU Policies on Languages; Culture Programmes of the EU (Including Creative Europe); the Council of Europe – policy on minority languages - happy to contribute in English or Welsh

 

Dr Warren Dockter
Department of International Politics

US foreign policy and the 'special relationship'. 

 

Dr Elin Royles
Department of International Politics

Impact of Brexit on Welsh international relations, including international cultural relations; young people's attitudes to Brexit in Wales - happy to contribute in English or Welsh

 

Professor Peter Midmore
Aberystwyth Business School

Impact on the farm and countryside economy

 

Dr Sophie Bennett
Aberystwyth Business School

The implications of Brexit on the food and craft industries in Wales

 

Mr Robert Bowen
Aberystwyth Business School

The implications of Brexit on the food and craft industries in Wales - happy to contribute in English or Welsh

 

Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz
Aberystwyth Law School

Legal issues, particularly around migration, human rights, and international law.

 

Dr Alex Mangold
Department of Modern Languages

Impact on European Studies, Languages and the Humanities in general (i.e. Drama, English Studies etc). Cultural relations and ties with Europe or what people on the continent think about Brexit.

Trump


Image: Michael Vadon

Professor Richard Beardsworth
Department of International Politics

Political leadership, populism, global challenges

 

Professor Gary Rawnsley
Department of International Politics

Communications, the media, "soft power", the social media, campaigning strategies

 

Dr Warren Dockter
Department of International Politics

Foreign Policy; Domestic Policy; American party politics and institutional checks and balances.

 

Dr Jenny Mathers
Department of International Politics

The Trump-Russia/Putin relationship; Trump and US domestic or foreign policy issues that particularly affect women

 

Dr Jan Ruzicka
Department of International Politics

International security, nuclear weapons, NATO

 

Dr Jeff Bridoux
Department of International Politics

US foreign policy and the future of the world order; US domestic politics

   

Dr Brieg Powel
Department of International Politics

 

Professor Stephen Tooth
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

Climate change, anti-science/anti-science rhetoric

 

Dr Elizabeth Jacobs
Department of English and Creative Writing

Mexican American literature, i.e. the literature and politics of people of Mexican descent who live in the US. 

If you need any assistance please contact the Communications Team on 01970 622946 | communications@aber.ac.uk.