Loughborough University has a huge array of experts who are specialists in many different academic and professional fields. The experts contained here have experience of working with the media and are happy to be contacted for comments and interviews.
Dr Saul Albert
Lecturer in Social Sciences (Social Psychology)
Dr Albert's research lies at the intersection of language and social interaction, cognitive science and aesthetics.
Expertise: Language and social interaction, AI, voice technologies and disability, and taste.
Society, Science, Technology, Disability, Health
Professor Jo Aldridge
Professor of Social Policy and Criminology
Professor Aldrige's areas of special interest and expertise are the experiences and needs of children and young people, including young carers; domestic violence and abuse; research with people with mental health problems and learning difficulties.
Expertise: Children and young people, young carers, domestic violence and abuse, vulnerable or marginalised groups, mental health, learning disabilities, participatory research methods
Society, Health, Disability, Crime, Coronavirus
Dr Catherine Armstrong
Lecturer in American History in Politics, History and International Relations
Catherine is an expert in the history of slavery through to the present day. She is able to discuss the issue in a global context, including in the contemporary world, as well as America's history in a religious and social context.
Expertise: Slavery, Oral history as a therapy, Transgender studies, American history
History, Society, Health
Professor Richard Bibb
Professor of Medical Applications of Design
Richard is an expert in product design and 3D Printing. He can discuss how advanced digital design technologies can be applied to the design and manufacture of personalised medical devices, and can also comment on the design of 3D Printed products.
Expertise: 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Computer-Aided Design, product design, medical device design
Dr Ali Bilgic
Reader in International Relations and Security
Ali's expertise is in Middle East politics, migration, security and the contemporary Mediterranean migration crisis.
Expertise: Middle East politics, security, irregular migration, refugee movements, security policies of EU and European states.
Professor of Criminology
Primary research interests are youth justice, youth crime prevention and social justice.
Expertise: Criminology, Community Safety, Crime Prevention, Juvenile Crimes
Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
Alex is an expert in politics and international relations. He frequently comments on current affairs, especially terrorism.
Expertise: Terrorism and political violence, UK, EU and French politics, Religion and politics (especially anarchism), Leo Tolstoy’s political thought
Terrorism, Politics, Coronavirus
Dr Karen Coopman
Reader in Biological Engineering
Dr Coopman’s research focuses on how we can manufacture cell-based therapies for regenerative medicine.
Expertise: Cryopreservation (or freezing) of therapeutic cells; stem cells; regenerative medicine; tissue engineering; bioprocessing; storage; and delivery of therapeutic cells.
Science, Engineering, Health
Dr Silvia Costa
Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health
Silvia’s research spans from the measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour, to the influence of such behaviours for children’s healthy growth and development.
Expertise: Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in Young Children, Early Childhood Health Policy and Practice, Childhood Obesity
Professor Amanda Daley
Professor of Behavioural Medicine
Amanda’s work is focused on investigating the effects of lifestyle interventions on health outcomes, particularly around women’s health.
Expertise: Testing lifestyle interventions, public health diet and physical activity interventions, women’s health
Sport, Health, Science, Coronavirus
Dr Rohit K Dasgupta
Senior Lecturer in Global Communication and Development
Rohit’s main research areas are queer politics, activism and digital media cultures in South Asia and the diasporas.
Expertise: Queer studies, South Asian media, development and social change, activism, digital culture, politics, migration
Professor David Deacon
Professor of Communication and Media Analysis, Loughborough University London
David Deacon teaches on the BSc in Communication and Media Studies, MA in Media and Cultural Analysis and MA in Global Media and Cultural Industrie
Expertise: Journalism, News Production , Public Relations, Communication and media theory and methods , Political Communication, Media History, Producing the News, Communication and Citizenship, Researching Communications, Critical Viewings
Dr Owen Davies
Lecturer in Molecular & Regenerative Biomedicine
Dr Davies's research focuses on identifying regenerative approaches for musculoskeletal conditions. He is particularly interested in the role of cell-secreted messengers and how they can be utilised to direct regeneration.
Expertise: Tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, extracellular vesicles, musculoskeletal biology, stem cells.
Abigail is an expert in living standards in the UK, particularly relating to the Minimum Income Standard.
Expertise: living standards, Minimum Income Standard, budget standards, poverty and social exclusion
Coronavirus, Economics, Society
Dr Ishara Dharmasena
Doctoral Prize Fellow
He is a leading expert in nanogenerator technologies, which focus on capturing mechanical energy from human movements, vibrations, wind etc. to operate portable low-power electronics.
Expertise: Energy harvesting, smart textiles, nanogenerators, wearable electronics, self-powered electronics.
Dr Marijana Dragosavac
Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
Dragosavac's research expertise lies in the broad field of advanced particulate manufacturing.
Expertise: Advanced particulate manufacturing
Professor Helen Drake
Chair of French and European Studies, Loughborough University London
An expert in contemporary French and European affairs. Project leader for '28+Perspectives on Brexit: A Guide to the multi-stakeholder negotiations' (2017-2018), which provides a blow-by-blow breakdown of the Brexit process.
Expertise: Contemporary French politics, Contemporary European Union affairs, Contemporary Political Leadership
Lecturer in Economics
Huw is a pro EU voice and is a member of the Global Economy Research Interest Group.
Expertise: Brexit, Economics
Professor Marcus Enoch
Professor of Transport Strategy
Professor Enoch's primary research interests are focused on land-based passenger transport systems, public transport, transport policy, travel plans and the future of transport.
Expertise: Transport systems, transport policy, transport futures, public transport
Engineering, Technology, Travel, Politics, Coronavirus
Dr Dale Esliger
Senior Lecturer in the Measurement of Physical Activity
Dr Esliger's research focuses on enhancing the tracking of physical activity, and advancing the understanding of the interplay between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and health.
Expertise: Physical activity measurement methodologies/technologies, sedentary behaviour, health, wearable technology
Science, Sport, Health
Dr Fiona Ellis-Chadwick
Director of Impact@SBE
Dr Fiona Ellis Chadwick studies online retailing, the impact of digital of UK towns and cities. She looks at e-commerce and online consumption, as well as the history and development of online retailing
Expertise: Online retailing, digital towns, the high street, Internet retailing, Digital skills (business)
Dr Ashleigh Filtness
Lecturer in Transport Safety
Dr Filtness is an expert on the impact of sleep loss and fatigue on safety critical tasks e.g. driving.
Expertise: driver sleepiness, driver fatigue, sleep loss, road safety, sleep research, driver impairment
Technology, Environment, Health
Dr David Fletcher
Senior Lecturer in Sport and Performance Psychology
David is a world leading sports psychologist, also specialising in performance management, executive coaching, and sport business.
Expertise: Sports Psychology, Performance Psychology, Management, Coaching, Consultancy, Leadership, Performance Environment, Performance Culture, Performance Lifestyle, Sports Performance, Resilience
Dr Ashley Fly
Lecturer in vehicle electrification
Dr Fly is an expert in zero-emission vehicle powertrains, including battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
Expertise: Electrochemistry, electrochemical engineering, energy materials, fuel cells, batteries, hybrid vehicles, automotive, vehicle to grid (V2G), energy systems, diagnostics, electric vehicle, zero-emission vehicles, transport.
Technology, Science, Engineering, Environment, Travel
Dr Jonathan Folland
Reader in Human Performance and Neuromuscular Physiology
Jonathan is an expert in muscle function, particularly relating to speed and strength. He also specialises in sports injuries and sports biomechanics.
Expertise: Exercise Physiology, Physiology, Human Performance, Sports Performance, Neuromuscular Function, Kinesiology, Kayaking, Canoeing, Running, Power, Biomechanics, Sports Biomechanics, Sports Injury
Dr Borja Garcia
Senior Lecturer in Sport Management and Policy
An expert in European governance, sport and football
Expertise: FIFA, UEFA, Lisbon Treaty, Anti-Doping Legislation, Premier League, European Union, Sport in the European Union
Professor of Microeconomics
Dr Monica Giulietti is an expert in the economic analysis of competition and regulation in the energy markets and energy consumers’ behaviour. She can be interviewed in English or Italian, and competently in French and Spanish.
Expertise: Energy markets, energy policy, competition and regulation.
Professor Roger Goodall
Professor of Control Systems Engineering
Professor Goodall has a longstanding experience in applications of advanced control engineering concepts, principally for railways and aircraft.
Expertise: Control engineering, control technology, railway technology, magnetic levitation (Maglev) systems, mechatronics
Technology, Engineering, Travel, Science
Dr Anna Grosman
Assistant Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Loughborough University London
Anna is an Assistant Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Loughborough University with a strong background in investment banking and mergers and acquisitions.
Expertise: Corporate governance: boards, ownership, dividends policy and payout, compensation; State capitalism; Crowdfunding; Big data (policy and societal implications), Economic markets of interest with regards to Russia, UK, West Balkans and China
Professor Andy Harland
Senior Lecturer in Sports Technology
Andy is world-leading expert in sports equipment design, manufacture and testing.
Expertise: Sports Technology, Sports Equipment, Computer Modelling, Footwear, Football, Footballs, Football Boots, Apparel, Protective Equipment
Lecturer in Psychology
Iuliana researches sleep behaviour and public health. Iuliana is working large datasets for patterns of daytime activity, sleep behaviour and long-term health outcomes; and studies which examine the role of sleep duration in metabolic health.
Expertise: Behavioural medicine, sleeping disorders, sleep quality and effects on long-term health.
Science, Health, Society
Dr Fiona Hatton
Lecturer in Polymer Chemistry
Fiona's research expertise lies in controlled polymer synthesis, whereby we can control the chemistry and architecture of the polymers for various biomedical applications.
Expertise: Polymer synthesis; polymer characterisation; particle characterisation; controlled radical polymerisation; biopolymers; hydrogels; nanoparticles; polymerisation-induced self-assembly; nanoprecipitation; and polymers for drug delivery
Professor George Havenith
Professor of Environmental Physiology and Ergonomics
George’s key research areas are human thermal physiology, environmental ergonomics and heat transfer through clothing.
Expertise: Heat, Cold, Heat Stress, Hypothermia, Human Performance in Hot Weather, Human Performance in Cold Weather, Clothing Ergonomics, Hot Weather Survival, Cold Weather Survival
Dr Emma Haycraft
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Emma's research focuses on parent-child interactions in the context of feeding, eating and mealtimes.
Expertise: Child Feeding, Infant Feeding, Childhood Obesity, Children’s Eating, Children and Sedentary Behaviour, Children and Exercise, Infant Feeding, Parenting, Young Mothers
Dr Liam Heaney
Lecturer in Bioanalytical Science
Dr Heaney specialises in the development and application of mass spectrometry-based methods to measure biologically relevant metabolites for applications such as clinical biomarker investigations and measurements of illicit drug use.
Expertise: Biomarkers, clinical analysis, metabolomics, anti-doping
Science, Health, Sport
Professor Sue Hignett
Professor of Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety
Sue's research focuses on patient safety, patient handling, and hospital and ambulance design.
Expertise: Patient Safety, Patient Handling, Hospital Design, Ambulance Design, Health & Safety, Healthcare, Ergonomics
Dr John Hillier
Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography
John is an expert in multi-risk hazard, especially for weather in the UK, and on the shapes on the Earth's surface left by past ice sheets.
Expertise: Catastrophe modelling, risk modelling for the insurance industry, hazard footprints, past ice sheets
Professor Donald Hirsch
Director, Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP)
Donald is Director at the Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP) poverty, income, welfare.
Expertise: Poverty, Income, Welfare, Minimum Income Standard, National Living Wage, Universal Credit
Dr Richard Hodgkins
Senior Lecturer in Geography
Richard’s interests are in weather, water and environmental change in the Arctic, particularly in hydrological systems driven by glacier meltwater; he is also interested in the communication of climate and climate change issues.
Expertise: Climate, climate change, environmental change, glaciers, Arctic.
Dr Simon Hogg
Senior Lecturer in Materials
Hogg's focus is the use of advanced processing and characterisation to understand microstructural development and properties in complex, novel alloys.
Expertise: Ultra high strength nano-quasicrystalline and nano-fibril alloys and composites; processing and characterisation of Al-Fe-Cr-Ti-(Nb) alloys and FCC-BCC metal-metal fibril composites produced using non-equilibrium processing; large central synchrotron and neutron facilities applied to metallurgical problems; x-ray synchrotron (diffraction and spectroscopy); neutron based techniques; and bulk microstructure and local chemical structure in novel alloys.
Dr Clare Holley
Lecturer in Psychology
Clare’s research spans from children’s eating behaviour, and the influences of caregivers on children’s eating, to methods of altering children’s diet and eating behaviour as well as the impact of food poverty on children’s health and wellbeing.
Expertise: Eating behaviour, Children’s Eating, Child Feeding, Infant Feeding, Childhood Obesity, Food Poverty
Dr Eugenie Hunsicker
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Director for Equality and Diversity in the School of Science
Eugenie is an expert in statistics and Equality and Diversity in STEMM disciplines.
Expertise: Statistics, metabolomics, imaging science, high dimensional (“wide”) data, equality, diversity and inclusivity in STEMM, unconscious bias, equality monitoring
Dr Ahsan Islam
Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering
Dr Islam’s research focuses on the design and implementation of biological processes to tackle important societal challenges.
Expertise: Biotechnology; bioengineering; chemical engineering; metabolic engineering; systems biology; synthetic biology; computational biology; bioinformatics; cheminformatics; functional genomics; mathematical modelling; optimisation; anaerobic microbiology; and environmental microbiology.
Science, Health, Engineering, Society
Professor Tom Jackson
Professor of Information and Knowledge Management
Tom's research interests include the impact of email on staff productivity and stress levels, email preservation and archiving and electronic communication and information retrieval.
Expertise: Information Management, Knowledge Management, Email, Email Productivity, Email Stress, Email Preservation, Social Media
Dr Anthony Kevins
Lecturer in Politics and International Studies
Anthony’s research looks at public opinion on the welfare state, immigration, and democratic influence. He also does work on labour market vulnerability, inequality, and Canadian politics.
Expertise: The welfare state, public opinion and inequality, attitudes toward immigration, the effects of labour market vulnerability and Canadian politics.
Economics, Society, Politics
Dr Mark King
Reader in Sports Biomechanics
Mark is a practicing sports bio-mechanist, with strong links to the ECB, International Cricket Council and Badminton World Federation.
Expertise: Biomechanics, Sports Biomechanics, Sports Performance, Jumping, Cricket, Badminton, Tennis, Computer Simulation, Movement
Dr James King
Lecturer in Exercise Physiology
James had expertise on the interaction between exercise and the neuro-endocrine regulation of appetite & energy balance. He has also researched chronic metabolic disease, cardiometabolic health and effects of exercise on appetite and energy balance.
Expertise: Exercise and diet, energy balance, metabolism and chronic metabolic disease, cardiometabolic health, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.
Dr Christos Kourtelis
Lecturer in European and International Politics
Christos’s research interests cover the external policies of the EU, the relationship between the EU institutions and Member States and European Political Economy.
Expertise: EU institutions, foreign policy of the EU towards the Balkan and MENA countries, Euro-Mediterranean relations, EU development assistance.
Dr Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos
Lecturer in Digital Communications
Kostas' research interests include computer networks performance monitoring and management, network security through cross-layer measurements and data fusion techniques.
Expertise: Network performance monitoring, Network security, Anomaly based Intrusion detection, Data fusion, Knowledge engineering
Professor Wen-Feng Lin
Director of Research for the Department of Chemical Engineering
Professor Lin is an expert in electrochemical clean energy conversion and storage.
Expertise: Electrochemistry; electrochemical engineering; electro-catalysis; electro-synthesis; surface and interface; energy materials; advanced oxidation processes and technologies; electrochemical and photo-electrochemical in-situ FTIR spectroscopy; fuel cells; batteries; hydrogen production; water splitting for hydrogen and ozone production; water and waste treatments; and life cycle analysis.
Dr Danny Longman
Lecturer in Physiology and Nutrition
Dr Longman’s research is primarily focussed on human adaptability. He has developed the use of contemporary sports to study the processes and mechanisms associated with human adaptability and evolution.
Expertise: Human adaptation, evolution, physical performance in extreme environments
Professor Kevin Lomas
Professor of Building Simulation
Kevin is an expert in building energy use, heating systems, thermal comfort, overheating, and the energy efficiency and energy refurbishment of homes.
Expertise: Buildings energy use, Home heating, Overheating, Energy efficiency
Technology, Science, Environment, Construction
Dr Aija Lulle
Lecturer in human geography
Core research focuses on how lives change through migration, and how migrants evolve across the course of their lives.
Expertise: Post-socialist migration, youth migration in Europe, young Europeans in the UK, family migration and ageing, Brexit and migration.
Dr Dominic Malcolm
Reader in Sociology of Sport
With a keen interest in the medical provision within sport and the working practices of the individual's involved, Dr Malcolm particularly focuses on cricket and football.
Expertise: Sociology of Sport, Sports Injury, Violence in Sport, Foul play, Physiotherapists, Drugs in Sport, Sports Medicine, Concussion, Cricket, Football, Cardiac Screening
Dr. Argyro Elisavet Manoli
Lecturer in Sports Marketing and Communications
Elisavet is an expert in marketing communications management, such as branding, social media, and crisis communications. She has expertise in sport corruption, match-fixing, financial crime and financial fair play.
Expertise: Professinal football, marketing, communications and commercial sport, corruption, match-fixing and scandal. Speaks English and Greek.
Dr Ignacio Martin-Fabiani
Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow
Dr Martin-Fabiani's research focuses on the design and fabrication of paints and coatings with different functionalities.
Expertise: polymers; coatings; paints; antibacterial surfaces; waterborne products; and composite materials
Dr Simon Martin
Senior Lecturer in Materials and Director of Studies
Simon is an expert in characterising materials – particularly plastics and polymers – and in developing materials to meet new challenges.
Expertise: Plastics and polymers; materials for prosthetics; materials for additive manufacturing; responsive materials; responsive coatings; neutron scattering; X-ray scattering.
Dr Tom Matthews
Lecturer in Climate Science
Dr Matthews is a climate scientist with particular interests in the sensitivity of Earth systems to climate variability and change.
Expertise: Climate change, glacier-climate interactions and extreme events – from mid-latitude storms to heatwaves and hurricanes.
Dr Marco Mazza
Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
Marco G. Mazza uses theory and computer simulations to investigate soft matter systems such as active swimmers, liquid crystals, and granular matter.
Expertise: Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Modelling, Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Soft Matter, Physics of Planktonic Microorganisms.
Dr Sarah Mills
Reader in Human Geography
Sarah researches youth volunteering, citizenship, informal education and youth organisations.
Expertise: Youth Volunteering, Youth Groups, Youth Organisations, Scouts, Girl Guides, Woodcraft Folk, National Citizen Service
Professor Gilberto Montibeller
Professor of Management Sciences
Professor Montibeller is available to discuss operation management, which includes sporting event such as Olympics and World Cups. A decision scientist, Gilberto is an experienced expert on behavioural operations.
Expertise: Strategic decision making, risk analysis, lone-wolf terrorists, infectious diseases, malaria, multicriteria decision analysis
Professor Kevin Morgan
Professor of Psychology
Kevin is an expert in sleep and its impact on health.
Expertise: Sleep, Insomnia, Sleep and Health, Sleep and Sports Performance, Sleep Deprivation
Dr Simone Natale
Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies
Dr Simone Natale is an expert in the history of digital media and in technology's relationship with secular and spiritual beliefs.
Expertise: Artificial Intelligence, history of digital media, history of computing, media and the supernatural, social imaginaries of media and technology.
Media, Technology, Society
Dr Tim Oliver
Senior Lecturer for the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance
Dr Tim Oliver is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance at Loughborough University London who is a leading specialist on Brexit, UK foreign policy and UK politics (especially Greater London).
Expertise: Brexit, UK politics, London (London's internal politics, relations with rest of UK, place as a global city), US-UK and US-Europe relations, and UK defence policy
Politics, Society, Economics, Business
Dr Gul Ozcan-Taskin
Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
Dr Ozcan-Taskin’s research relates to fluid mixing processes, varying from blending to solid-liquid mixing or immiscible liquid dispersions.
Expertise: Dispersion of nanoparticles in liquid media; delamination of layered structures; and fluid mixing processes (single and multiphase)
Matt is an expert in UK living standards and poverty and has pioneered research on retirement living standards.
Expertise: Living standards, poverty, Minimum Income Standards, retirement living standards, income and the Living Wage
Coronavirus, Economics, Society
Dr Joe Piggin
Senior Lecturer in Sport Management & Policy
Dr Piggin is the Programme Director of and lecturer in MSc Sport Management. He is currently teaching on Sport Policy Analysis, The Sport Industries, the Masters Research Projects and Introduction to Physical Activity and Public Health.
Expertise: Sport policy translation into marketing and programmes, physical activity, public health policy
Lecturer in Psychology
Carolyn studies links between exercise behaviours and eating attitudes among athletes and clinical or adolescent populations. She looks at eating disorder educational interventions in sport and exercise in eating disorder recovery.
Expertise: Research design and statistics, clinical psychology, athlete mental health, eating behaviour and risk factors for disordered eating.
Dr Artie Prendergast
Lecturer in pure mathematics
Dr Pendergast researches algebraic geometry, looking at the interplay between the algebra of polynomial equations and the geometry of their solution sets.
Expertise: Algebraic geometry.
Dr Sara Read
Lecturer in English in the School of Arts, English and Drama
Dr Read specialises in women's reproductive health and medicine in early modern popular culture.
Expertise: Seventeenth-century culture and literature. Early women's reproductive health and medicine.
Professor Stephen Rice
Professor of River Science
Stephen is an expert in how rivers work. He is able to answer questions about how rivers transport sediment, cause erosion and create landscapes. He can also address aspects of flooding and river ecology.
Expertise: Rivers, geomorphology, river ecology, river management.
Environment, Society, Science
Dr Sara Ronca
Reader in Polymer Science and Technology
Dr Sara Ronca has expertise in polymers having various functionalities and architectures, obtained either through synthesis and/or processing.
Expertise: Plastic; polymer science; polymer synthesis and characterisation from molecular level to bulk; polyolefins; polyesters; functional polymers; polymer sustainability; and block copolymers
Professor Jim Saker
Professor of Retail Management
Jim has been involved with the automotive industry for 20 years. He is an industry expert with specialist knowledge of retail, strategy and management within the sector.
Expertise: Automotive Industry, Automotive Retail, Automotive Management, Retail, Car Retail
Dr James Sanders
Research Associate in Digital Health Technology for Lifestyle Medicine
James is an expert in the use of novel technology use in physical activity and sedentary behaviour research and the effects of such behaviour, especially in the workplace. He has worked on campaigns with Yakult and Nissan.
Expertise: Physical activity, sedentary behaviour in adults, sitting time in sedentary jobs, novel technology use in physical activity and sedentary behaviour.
Dr Sina Saremi-Yarahmadi
Lecturer in Functional Ceramics
Dr Saremi is an expert in inorganic nanomaterials and ceramics for energy conversion and storage.
Expertise: Ceramic nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage; solar cells; photocatalysis; batteries; nanostructured materials; nonconventional microwave synthesis and processing of nanomaterials; and direct ink writing of energy devices
Dr Jonathan S. Seaton
Reader in Business Economics
Jon is an expert in business economics, supermarkets and grocery pricing, as well as general economics. He prefers to be contacted via email.
Expertise: Supermarket, Prices, Grocery, Business Economics
Business, Economics, Coronavirus
Dr Michael Shaw
Lecturer in Fine Art
Dr Michael Shaw curates, teaches and makes sculpture. His research entails creating giant site-specific inflatables and sculptures in response to museum collections.
Expertise: Sculpture, installation, fine art, drawing, artist’s films, public art, arts policy, sculpture, sculpture gardens and curation
Dr Andrea Soltoggio
Specialises in human-robot interaction, artificial life and neuro-robotics.
Expertise: Neuro-Robotics, Artificial Life, Artificial Intelligence, Human-Robot Interaction
Dr Thomas Steffen
Senior Lecturer in Control Engineering
Dr Steffen’s theoretical work is focused on optimal control, fault detection, stochastic systems, and optimisation.
Expertise: Engineering; technology; hybrid and electric vehicles; diesel engines and after treatment systems; automotive emissions; vehicle to grid (V2G) and smart charging; modelling, control and optimisation of dynamic systems; efficiency of energy systems; fault detection and identification; safety-critical systems; power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD)
Professor Elizabeth Stokoe
Professor of Social Interaction
Professor Stokoe teaches on the BSc Social Psychology programme, covering modules in relationships, qualitative methods and forensic psychology.
Expertise: Social interaction
Dr Alexandra Stolzing
Senior Lecturer for Regenerative Medicine
Alexandra’s work covers the biology of ageing and regeneration with a particular focus on regenerative and cellular medicine.
Expertise: Cryopreservation, Regenerative medicine, Cell-based therapies, Ageing
Research Associate, Sustainable Food Supply Chains
Jamie has a broad range of expertise regarding risk management, resilience and sustainability in contemporary food supply chains.
Expertise: Food Security, Supply Chain Resilience, Food Waste, Sustainability Evaluation
Dr. Martin Sykora
Lecturer in Information Management
Dr Martin Sykora is an expert in Social Media and Sentiment Analysis, and can be interviewed in English, German or Slovak.
Expertise: Social Media Analytics, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Big Data.
Dr Ian Taylor
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Ian studies human motivation. He has extertise on fundamental processes that drive behaviour and lead to long-term health. Currently, he is investigating the motivational determinants of healthy decision making and consequences low motivation.
Expertise: Human motivation; processes of behaviour; motivation in educational settings
Science, Society, Health, Coronavirus
Professor Vicky Tolfrey
Professor in Applied Disability Sport
As Professor of Applied Disability Sport, Vicky is a world-renowned academic in the field of disability and Paralympic sport.
Expertise: Disability Sport, Paralympic Sport, Paralympics, Wheelchair, Wheelchair Sport
Dr Rhoda Trimingham
Rhoda's research interests lie generally in sustainable design, but more specifically in sustainable packaging.
Expertise: Design, sustainability, packaging, product design, environmental
Art, Environment, Technology
Professor John Tyrer
Professor of Optical Instrumentation
John specialises in the development of innovative and bespoke laser based imaging products and services. He has developed a device that can identify tiny amounts of explosive particles
Expertise: Optical Engineering, Optical non-destructive testing, Residue detection, Airport security, Counter-terrorism, Laser safety, Computer-generated holography Display holography, Optical strain analysis, Optical vibration analysis, Underwater laser applications, High power laser machining, Human body shape measurement and performance analysis, Human biomechanical analysis using optical methods, Optical forensic analysis, Non-contact laser based temperature measurement of high-speed components
Terrorism, Science, Technology
Professor Bala Vaidhyanathan
Professor of Advanced Materials and Processing
Vaidhyanthan’s research vision is to create the necessary scientific understanding and provide innovative, interdisciplinary engineering solutions.
Expertise: Functional Ceramics; nanocrystalline materials; microwave processing; microwave-materials interactions; flash sintering; microwave cold sintering; glasses; functional coatings; SOFCs; materials for batteries and hydrogen generation; ceramics for bio-medical applications; additive manufacturing of ceramics; powder synthesis and Sol-Gel; and smart materials for sensing, security and sports
Dr Matt Vidal
Reader in Sociology and Political Economy, Loughborough University London
Matt is an expert in work, employment, and human resource management; labour markets; and comparative political economy (focusing on Europe and North America).
Expertise: Work and Employment, Human Resource Management, Labour Markets, Job Quality, Bad Jobs, Capitalism, Economic Growth, Economic Crisis, Financial Crisis, Economic Stagnation, Inequality.
Politics, Society, Economics
Dr Goran Vladisavljevic
Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
Goran’s research is focused on the development and manufacturing of smart functional micro and nanoparticles.
Expertise: Particle generation and manipulation in microfluidic (lab-on-a-chip) devices; microparticles, nanoparticles, liposomes, and microcrystals; microencapsulation; micromixing and chemical synthesis in microreactors; formulation science; polymer synthesis (molecularly imprinted polymers, photopolymerisation, suspension and bulk polymerisation, electrospinning), healthcare engineering (drug-eluting balloon catheters, controlled drug release, antimicrobial resistance); and energy and environment (carbon capture, biodiesel production, membrane separations).
Dr Jonathan Wagner
Dr Wagner is an expert in sustainable biofuel production, based on 2nd and 3rd generation resources such as municipal waste and microalgae.
Expertise: Sustainable biofuels; biomass conversion; system integration; thermochemical processing; algae cultivation; bio-oil upgrading
Engineering, Science, Technology
Dr Duncan Walker
Senior Lecturer in Applied Aerodynamics
Duncan’s expertise lies in applied aerodynamics using both experimental and computational techniques to reduce emissions and pollution in aircraft engines.
Expertise: Gas Turbine Aerodynamics, Combustion System Aerodynamics, Fuel Injector Flows, Compressor Transition Ducts, Installation Aerodynamics, Bicycle Aerodynamics, Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics
Professor Michael Walls
Professor of Photovoltaics for Power Systems
Michael Walls is Professor of Photovoltaics for Power Systems in the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST). He is responsible for photovoltaics device research within CREST and his research focus is in thin film photovoltaics.
Expertise: Solar energy, photovoltaics device research, thin film photovoltaics
Environment, Science, Technology
Doctoral Researcher - Sport Business and Sport for Development
Stan is an expert on national policy and funding implications on the provision of physical education with state schools in the UK.
Expertise: Physical activity, school sport funding, childhood inactivity, sport policy, socio-economic factors of sport, COVID-19 physical activity
Coronavirus, Children, Health, Society, Sport
Lecturer in Psychology
Research activities span from breastfeeding and child feeding difficulties to adult eating disorders and body image disturbances in general and specific populations, in particular transgender.
Expertise: Transgender Health, Hormones, Compulsive Eating, Body Image, Appetite, Obesity
Dr Elliot Woolley
Lecturer in Sustainable Manufacturing
Dr Woolley's research interests are in the field of resource-efficient manufacturing, particularly energy consumption within factories.
Expertise: Energy systems, resource efficient manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing and sustainable development, food waste.
Professor Jin Xuan
Professor of Low Carbon Processes
Professor Xuan is an expert in low carbon processes, focusing on the development of novel technologies to decarbonise our industrial and energy systems.
Expertise: Climate change, sustainability, clean energy and fuel, carbon capture utilisation and storage, clean growth, Net zero emission technology, industrial decarbonisation.
Science, Environment, Technology
Dr Huaiyu Yang
Lecturer in Biocrystalliation
Dr Yang's research focuses on developing a new generation of (bio)technologies for improving (bio)pharmaceuticals manufacturing.
Expertise: macromolecular biopharmaceutical crystallisation and small organic molecular pharmaceutical crystallisation
Lecturer in Sports Law
Serhat Yilmaz is a lecturer in sports law at Loughborough University with specialist knowledge in the regulation of football players’ agents, now known as intermediaries.
Expertise: Sports law, regulation of football players' agents, EU sports policy, governance of football, exploitation of minors in sport, financial fair play regulations
Dr Alex Zarifis
Dr Zarifis has published extensively on trust in e-business. His research has explored the role of trust in various areas of e-business that involve risk including the sharing economy and e-health.
Expertise: e-health, e-business, trust, privacy, online collaboration, leadership, artificial intelligence, insurance
Coronavirus, Technology, Business, Health
Dr Chris Zebrowski
Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
Dr Chris Zebrowski’s research investigates how resilience ideas are being operationalized in the context of emergency planning and response.
Expertise: Crisis and emergency governance, resilience, security
Politics, War and security, Society, Terrorism, Crime, Coronavirus
Dr Dezong Zhao
Lecturer in Intelligent Systems
Dr Zhao is an expert in autonomous vehicles and low carbon vehicles.
Expertise: Future mobility; autonomous vehicles; automotive advanced propulsion systems; artificial intelligence; control theory and applications.
Science, Technology, Engineering