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Professor Stephen Duffy, Professor of Cancer Screening at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, and Professor John Field, from the University of Liverpool’s Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, comment on recently published results from a lung cancer screening trial. Blog: ‘Irrefutable evidence’ that lung cancer screening works
4 February 2020

Professor Stephen Duffy, Professor of Cancer Screening at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, and Professor John Field, from the University of Liverpool’s Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, comment on recently published results from a lung cancer screening trial.

Large group of Labour Party supporters at an election rally.Credit: tirc83/ IStockphoto.com Blog: Reflections on releasing political polling results into the big wide world
3 January 2020

Professor of Politics, Professor Tim Bale comments on the reaction to survey results on the Labour leadership race. 

Colleagues having a discussion Blog: British people still think some accents are smarter than others – what that means in the workplace
26 November 2019

Professor Devyani Sharma, Professor of Sociolinguistics with the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about accent perceptions.

People entering a polling station Blog: Five reasons to vote in this election
26 November 2019

Dr Rainbow Murray, Professor of Politics with the School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about why people should vote this election.

Picture of contraceptive pills Blog: The Pope and the Pill: how Catholic women got creative with the Church’s teaching on sex
19 November 2019

Dr David Geiringer, Associate Lecturer with the School of Geography has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about his latest book 'The Pope and the Pill'.

Political party badges Blog: Nigel Farage will fight Labour seats after pact with Boris Johnson fails – so what’s he up to?
19 November 2019

Professor Tim Bale, Professor of Politics with the School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about Nigel Farage's election strategy.

Bolivia Blog: Bolivia in crisis: how Evo Morales was forced out
12 November 2019

Mr Angus McNelly, Lecturer in Latin American Politics and International Development with the School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the Eva Morales crisis.

Professor Tim Bale Blog: The ground war: Conservatives likely to be outgunned
8 November 2019

Professor Tim Bale, Professor of Politics with the School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The UK in a Changing Europe about the campaigning capabilities of the UK's political parties.

The Brexit clock Blog: These are the pros and cons of every Brexit option left on the table
29 October 2019

Professor Rainbow Murray, Professor of Politics with the School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the pros and cons of each Brexit option.

The flags of the UK and Israel Blog: The real danger that Brexit poses for Israel
29 October 2019

Dr Toby Greene, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow with the School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The UK in a Changing Europe, about the real impacts Brexit will have on Israel.

Photograph of one of the Argentinian presidential candidates, Alberto Fernández Blog: Argentina elections: is frontrunner Alberto Fernández a populist?
24 October 2019

Dr Sam Halvorsen, Lecturer in Human Geography from Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about Argentina's presidential election. He explores whether one of the candidates, Alberto Fernández, can be seen as a populist. 

Photograph of Jeremy Corbyn MP Blog: Labour conference: Jeremy Corbyn battles it out with members over Brexit
23 September 2019

Tim Bale, Professor of Politics from Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party and their stance on Brexit. He argues that Corbyn – supposedly a very different leader of the Labour Party and one who promised to be guided by its members – will probably get away with ignoring them when it comes to Brexit.

Photograph of Alberto Fernández, the frontrunner for Argentina's presidency Blog: Alberto Fernández – who is the frontrunner for Argentina’s presidency?
19 August 2019

Dr Sam Halvorsen from Queen Mary's School of Geography has published an opinion piece for The Conversation about the forthcoming presidential elections in Argentina. His analysis sets out explanations for Alberto Fernández’s shock success in the recent primaries and what a victory would mean for politics in the country.

Salt Blog: There is no great salt debate: we should be consuming less
16 August 2019

Feng He, Sonia Pombo and Monique Tan from Queen Mary's Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine published an article for The Conversation about their research into salt consumption.

An image of a violent video game Blog: It’s no wonder the military likes violent video games – they can help train civilians to become warriors
16 August 2019

Professor Neve Gordon from Queen Mary's School of Law has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about violent video games. In the context of recent massacres in the United States, he argues that there is an ethical impact of violent games on society.

Photograph: Some of the contestants appearing on Love Island Blog: What Love Island can tell us about the history of love
11 July 2019

Dr David Geiringer from Queen Mary's School of Geography has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the hit ITV show Love Island. He argues that the TV programme can tell us a lot about the history of love and the framing of youth culture.

Blog: People are unpredictable at predicting what they will do when it comes to politics
27 June 2019

Professor Philip Cowley and Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations have written a joint opinion piece for The Times. Using the example of Donald Trump's recent visit to the UK, and drawing on data from their recent YouGov polls, they argue that people are "hopeless" at predicting their own behaviour.

Blog: Saving children’s teeth in Sudan – without anaesthetic or drills
25 June 2019

Fadil Elamin, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, published an article for The Conversation on his work as a dentist in Sudan providing care and alternative treatments for children with tooth decay. 

Photograph of Boris Johnson Blog: Boris Johnson: Conservatives could be making a major error in letting him avoid the press and public
19 June 2019

Philip Cowley, Professor of Politics from Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the Conservative Party leadership contest. He argues that Boris Johnson, frontrunner to become leader and therefore, Prime Minister, should be "tested" ahead of the vote by party members.

Photograph of Boris Johnson Blog: Six things people get wrong about the Conservative leadership contest
13 June 2019

Philip Cowley, Professor of Politics from Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for Prospect Magazine in which he spells out the six things that people get wrong about the Conservative leadership contest. He argues that much of the commentary on the subject is misleading at best.

Blog: Online gambling: children among easy prey for advertisers who face few sanctions
12 June 2019

Julia Hörnle, Professor of Internet Law at Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies has written an opinion piece for The Conversation. She argues that children are vulnerable when it comes to being targeted by rogue online gambling advertising and that current restrictions do not go far enough.

Photograph of Boris Johnson Blog: Boris Johnson supporters want no-deal Brexit and less talk of climate change – new survey of party members reveals
12 June 2019

A new survey analysis by Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations and Professor Paul Webb from the University of Sussex, published in The Conversation, has shed new light on the views of members of the Conservative Party.

Photography of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Blog: Britain still doesn’t know the purpose of the Life in the UK citizenship test – and it shows
11 June 2019

Dr Amy Clarke, an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Queen Mary's School of Geography has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which she argues that it is time for some clear answers about what (and who) the current UK citizenship test is really for.

Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Blog: DRC’s new president faces fresh challenges with old-guard premier
5 June 2019

Dr Reuben Loffman, a Lecturer in African History at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which he argues that Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) faces challenges with established figures in the government.

Blog: Anonymity and a Vulnerable Individual: The Troubling Case of Justyna
23 May 2019

Valerie Eliot Smith is a non-practising barrister and Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. In a piece written for The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog she argues that in the case of a Polish woman, Justyna, who was forced to give birth to a stillborn child, is an example of a failure to apply that proportionality test, causing immense suffering to the individuals involved. 

Blog: Facebook wants to combat fake news with ID checks – with ‘grave implications’ for our privacy
9 May 2019

Dr Fadi Safieddine, Associate Professor in Management Information Systems in Queen Mary's School of Business and Management has written an opinion piece for The Conversation. He argues that Facebook's new ID checks has serious implications including leaving political activists in some countries vulnerable to reprisal from authoritarian regimes.

Blog: Gender pay gap hasn’t been fixed by transparency – fines may force companies to act
5 March 2019

Geraldine Healy, Professor of Employment Relations in Queen Mary's School of Business and Management has written an opinion piece for The Conversation with Dr Mostak Ahamed, Lecturer in Finance at the University of Sussex. They argue that the threat of financial sanctions can accelerate progress on addressing the gender pay gap.

Blog: Current Higher Education funding supports universities’ social mobility mission
4 March 2019

Writing in Times Higher Education, Professor Colin Bailey, President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London, argues that any reduction in university fees will hurt students from underrepresented backgrounds the most.

Blog: India’s WhatsApp election: political parties risk undermining democracy with technology
1 March 2019

Dr Philippa Williams, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which she argues that political parties in India risk undermining democracy with technology. In particular the research focuses on the use of WhatsApp which has been used in election campaigning.

Blog: I had whooping cough as a GP trainee – the experience informed my academic work and clinical practice
27 February 2019

Dipesh Gopal, Academic Clinical Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, published an article for The Conversation on how his expeirence with whooping cough informed his academic work and clinical practice.