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Stock image of a woman sitting on a pile of books whilst typing Blog: The rise and fall of Black British writing
14 August 2020

Dr Malachi McIntosh, Editor of Wasafiri Magazine has written an opinion piece for The Conversation. He discusses the boom in interest in the histories of colonialism, empire and the British civil rights movement in response to Black Lives Matter protests.

The Great Bible in the Old Library of St John’s College, Cambridge. Credit: Ian McKee, by permission of the Master and Fellows of St John's College, Cambridge. Blog: How Thomas Cromwell used cut and paste to insert himself into Henry VIII’s Great Bible
13 August 2020

Dr Eyal Poleg from Queen Mary's School of History has written a piece for The Conversation, along with his colleague Dr Paola Ricciardi from the University of Cambridge. The long-form article, part of The Conversation Insights series, is based on their recent analysis of Henry VIII's Great Bible.

Stock image of a doctor filling an injection syringe with a vaccine Blog: Coronavirus: how countries aim to get the vaccine first by cutting opaque supply deals
28 July 2020

Professor Duncan Matthews has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which he addresses some of the wider issues related to Covid-19 including vaccine nationalism and the lack of transparency in supply chain deals.

Blog: Coronavirus recovery – lessons from the eurozone crisis
9 July 2020

Dr Stella Ladi, Senior Lecturer in Public Management in Queen Mary's School of Business and Management has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which she discusses coronavirus recovery and the lessons that can be learnt from the eurozone crisis.

Yarinacocha, Ucayali. Credit: Doreen Montag Blog: Call for access to oxygen and medicines to help combat COVID-19 in the Amazon
7 July 2020

Dr Doreen Montag is Lecturer in Global Public Health at Queen Mary University of London, and has almost 20 years of experience among indigenous and non-indigenous people in rural and urban areas of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon. In this article, originally published in Spanish on Lamula, she discusses the immense challenges faced by indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nurse holds swab for coronavirus test. Credit: sonreir es gratis/iStock.com Blog: Coronavirus: Queen Mary study suggests more people have had it than previously estimated
25 June 2020

Queen Mary researchers Professor Norman Fenton, Professor Martin Neil and Dr Scott Mclachlan from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, and Dr Magda Osman, from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, co-wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation on over-confidence in the reporting of Covid-19 statistics. 

Indian migrant workers during the Covid-19 pandemic Blog: India’s internal migrants are citizens too – the government must protect them
16 June 2020

Professor Parvati Nair, Professor of Hispanic, Cultural and Migration Studies at Queen Mary University of London has published an opinion piece in The Conversation about internal migration in India. She argues that more needs to be done to protect all of India's citizens in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A vintage image of Charles Dickens in his study Blog: Charles Dickens and the push for literacy in Victorian Britain
10 June 2020

Dr Matthew Ingleby has written an opinion piece for The Conversation to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens's death. He reflects on the impact of Dickens and the rise of literacy in the late nineteenth century.

Image depicting the world in lockdown as a result of Covid-19 Blog: Coronavirus destroys jobs and worsens inequality, with or without full lockdown
9 June 2020

Dr Tim Lee, Reader in Economics in Queen Mary's School of Economics and Finance, has written an opinion piece for The Conversation. He explores the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global economies and the implications this has for inequalities.

A group of migrants travelling Blog: Mobility in immobility: Latin American migrants trapped amid COVID-19
27 May 2020

In an opinion piece for Open Democracy Dr Marcia Vera Espinoza from Queen Mary's School of Geography argues that states urgently need to rethink their individual responses to COVID-19 and coordinate a collective approach to include and protect all people living in their territories.

Sheila Gupta. Credit: Queen Mary Blog: Institutional cultures must be inclusive and built on trust
22 May 2020

Sheila Gupta, Vice-Principal (People, Culture and Inclusion), has written an opinion piece for University Business in which she explains how diversity and inclusivity are crucial for universities and their role in society.

Fourth year dentistry student Tallulah Hall Blog: A change of scenery for a Dentistry student
22 May 2020

Tallulah Hall is a fourth year Dentistry BDS student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. In this blog, she talks about her experience volunteering at her local hospital to help on COVID-19 wards, getting to know the patients, and learning from her inspiring colleagues.

Houses of Parliament 150 Blog: Why Britain should allow the UK and EU Parliaments to talk after Brexit
20 May 2020

Dr Davor Jancic from Queen Mary University of London's School of Law has written an opinion piece for the LSE Brexit Blog. He argues that the UK government's refusal to agree to cooperate with the EU parliament is not just misguided but antaognistic.

Benjamin Netanyahu is the Prime Minister of Israel Blog: Why the Netanyahus Are Embracing 'Christian Europe'
18 May 2020

Dr Toby Greene, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for Haaretz. He explores Benjamin Netanyahu's views on Europe's radical right.

Dominoes on a table Blog: Equity Finance: Matching Liability to Power
11 May 2020

Professor Rosa Lastra, Chair of the Institute of Banking and Finance Law at Queen Mary's Centre for Commercial Law Studies, has co-written an opinion piece for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) where she proposes a radical shake-up of financial power and liability.

Swati Nehete Blog: From being a Dentist and Mother to being on Maternity wards during the COVID-19 pandemic
7 May 2020

Swati Nehete is Senior Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London’s Institute of Dentistry. She was recently called up to volunteer in the Maternity wards at The Royal London Hospital to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this blog, she writes about her experiences and describes how she dealt with the uncertainty of not knowing where she was going to be deployed.

Staff working in the Milton Keynes Lighthouse Lab. Credit: CEO Tony Cox @The_Soup_Dragon Blog: Inside the lab testing thousands of NHS samples for COVID-19
27 April 2020

Queen Mary University of London has been providing support to the UK Lighthouse Labs Network – the national COVID-19 diagnostic lab network. As well as donating a number of laboratory machines, a team of research staff have been seconded to help test thousands of samples from NHS workers every day.

Dr Neil Dufton, Lecturer in Inflammatory Sciences at Queen Mary’s William Harvey Research Institute, has been volunteering at one of the Lighthouse Labs in Milton Keynes and shares his experiences in this blog post.

Blog: The WHO and the future of international public finance
24 April 2020

Dr Simon Reid-Henry, Reader in Queen Mary’s School of Geography and Jonathan Glennie, Principal Associate at the Joep Lange Institute, argue in their latest work that the current Covid-19 crisis has highlighted massive underfunding of global public health bodies. However, the pandemic also presents an opportunity to rectify this.

A mobile money transaction Blog: Coronavirus pandemic could hit the billions migrant workers send home in cash
20 April 2020

Professor Kavita Datta, Professor of Development Geography in Queen Mary's School of Geography has co-written an opinion piece in The Conversation in which she explores how the current pandemic could hit migrant workers.

The World Health Organisation's headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Blog: It's time to rally behind the WHO
17 April 2020

Catherine Fieschi, Director of Queen Mary's Global Policy Institute and a leading expert on populism, and Professor David McCoy, Professor of Global Public Health, argue that now is the time to rally behind the World Health Organisation in the wake of Trump's recent attacks on the institution.

A doctor wearing a protective face mask Blog: Greece: despite a decade of health cuts, coronavirus death rates appear comparatively low
17 April 2020

Dr Stella Ladi, Senior Lecturer in Public Management in Queen Mary's School of Business and Management has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which she discusses the response to the coronavirus in Greece.

The Four Questions (Ma Nishtana) from the Sarajevo Haggadah, c.1350. Wikimedia Commons Blog: The medieval history of Passover: libel, conspiracy, and hope for freedom
8 April 2020

Professor Miri Rubin, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History Queen Mary's School of History has written an opinion piece for The Conversation where she explores the history of Passover.

Europe is on lockdown due to coronavirus Blog: The world had the tools to prevent the coronavirus pandemic – why weren’t they used?
3 April 2020

Professor Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics with the School of History, wrote an opinion piece for New Statesman, about the lack of political will and investment in preparing for a pandemic like coronavirus.

An illustration of a pandemic in medieval Europe Blog: How pandemic shattered the harmony of medieval Europe’s diverse cities
3 April 2020

Professor Miri Rubin, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History with the School of History, wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation, about the impact of historic pandemics on medieval Europe.

A cyclist wearing a facemask cycles past Parliament Blog: What exactly is the government’s coronavirus strategy?
3 April 2020

Professor David McCoy, Professor of Global Public Health, wrote an opinion piece for the Centre for Health and the Public Interest about the government's strategy against COVID-19 and whether it is taking the right approach. It is republished here on behalf of the Queen Mary Global Policy Institute.

Blog: Coronavirus: country comparisons are pointless unless we account for these biases in testing
2 April 2020

Dr Magda Osman, Reader in Experimental Psychology, with the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, and Professor Norman Fenton, Professor of Computer Science, Professor Martin Neil, Professor of Computer Science and Statistics, and Mr Scott Mclachlan, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, with the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, co-wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation, about the flaws in comparing countries on coronavirus.

Students sitting exams Blog: Don’t worry about cancelled exams – research shows we should switch to teacher assessment permanently
27 March 2020

Dr Margherita Malanchini, Lecturer in Psychology, with the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, co-wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation, about the positive evidence supporting a switch from exams to teacher assessments permanently.

Signing an online petition via mobile Blog: Covid-19 and the transition period
19 March 2020

Professor Tim Bale, Professor of Politics, with the School of Politics and International Relations, wrote an opinion piece for The UK in a changing Europe, about the lack of support for an online petition to delay the Brexit transition period following the coronavirus pandemic.

A woman offers help to a homeless man Blog: Coronavirus: to avoid major humanitarian fallout, UK must act urgently
18 March 2020

Professor Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics, with the School of Politics and International Relations, wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation about the vulnerability of the UK's welfare system in facing up to the coronavirus.

An illustration of people wearing face masks to avoid viral transmission Blog: Coronavirus: sequencing the DNA of patients screened for coronavirus might save lives
17 March 2020

Professor Richard Buggs, Professor of Evolutionary Genomics, and Professor Richard Nichols, Professor of Genetics, both with the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, co-wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation about sequencing the DNA of patients screened for coronavirus to help save lives.

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