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1412, 2017

The Croydon Cat Ripper and the Great Cat Massacre: A Criminological Analysis

By |December 14th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The Croydon Cat Ripper and the Great Cat Massacre: A Criminological Analysis

by Dr Adam Lynes, senior lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

The ‘Croydon cat ripper’, otherwise known as the ‘M25 cat killer’, is thought to have killed, dismembered and decapitated more than 400 cats across England. The first reported cases appeared to emerge in December 2015 and so far there appears to be no sign […]

1112, 2017

Public Relations is About Trust and No-one Could Ever Trust Max Clifford

By |December 11th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Public Relations is About Trust and No-one Could Ever Trust Max Clifford

By Philip Young, Programme Leader for BA and MA Public Relations and Course Leader for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Professional Certificate and Professional Diploma, Birmingham City University.
While sympathising with his family, few in the world of public relations (PR) will shed a tear at the loss of Max Clifford. PR is a much misunderstood […]

612, 2017

Alexandra Burke’s appearance on Strictly has negatively impacted on her public persona, says PR expert

By |December 6th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Alexandra Burke’s appearance on Strictly has negatively impacted on her public persona, says PR expert

By Kelly O’Hanlon, senior lecturer in PR at Birmingham City University’s School of Media

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and panto season seems to be in full swing – that is, if you believe the familiar stories and array of villains we are seeing paraded on TV in the nation’s favourite reality shows […]

112, 2017

Larry Grayon’s Legacy

By |December 1st, 2017|In The News|Comments Off on Larry Grayon’s Legacy

By John Mercer, Professor of Gender and Sexuality, Birmingham City University.

On Saturday 2 December 2017, a new autobiography about comedian and TV presenter Larry Grayson will be launched at Birmingham City University. Ahead of the event, Professor John Mercer, from the institution’s Birmingham School of Media, looks back at Grayson’s career and how his legacy […]

2211, 2017

Black Friday will actually be ‘Red Friday’ for many retailers, says expert

By |November 22nd, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Black Friday will actually be ‘Red Friday’ for many retailers, says expert

by Chris Edger, retail expert and Professor of Multi-Unit Leadership at Birmingham City University’s Business School

Black Friday is nearly upon us.  So called because the Friday after the American Thanksgiving is estimated to be when – due to a huge promotional sales surge – retailers move ‘into the black’ after a year of being ‘in […]

1011, 2017

‘We’ve been here before John Lewis’

By |November 10th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on ‘We’ve been here before John Lewis’

By Kelly O’Hanlon, Senior Lecturer in PR
The John Lewis ad has become a media event and almost has a blockbuster feel of anticipation each year – and today was no different.

Well versed in creating suspense and hype around the big reveal, John Lewis this year set about leaving a trail of breadcrumbs with a mysterious […]

211, 2017

Religious Conversions Behind Bars

By |November 2nd, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Religious Conversions Behind Bars

by Shona Robinson-Edwards, PhD Researcher and Assistant Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

News this week reported that extremist and Lee Rigby killer, Michael Adebolajo, has converted inmates to Islam.

Lee Rigby, 25, was killed in a vicious, merciless attack, one which stirred emotions, reactions and discussions – not only in the UK but across the […]

1010, 2017

Mixed messages in newly announced Nurse Education plans

By |October 10th, 2017|In The News|Comments Off on Mixed messages in newly announced Nurse Education plans

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Nursing – Mental Health
It’s party conference time, and the NHS continues to figure highly in the debates and speeches.  With so much turmoil in the NHS it may seem that Jeremy Hunt’s announcement of an increase in nurse training places may seem like a welcome relief (The Spectator, 2017).  […]

310, 2017

Will Doctor Foster end with someone being killed?

By |October 3rd, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Will Doctor Foster end with someone being killed?

by Professor Elizabeth Yardley, Saabirah Osman and Melindy Brown, Centre for Applied Criminology, Birmingham City University

Victimhood and vengeance in the BBC’s Doctor Foster – “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”

The proverb “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” is adapted from a play called The Mourning Bride by William Congreve who wrote […]

2209, 2017

The state of Religious Education needs to be improved

By |September 22nd, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The state of Religious Education needs to be improved

Imran Mogra, senior lecturer in Religious Education at Birmingham City University, shares his views on the recent news of schools breaking the law on religious education.

A new report by the National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE) and Religious Education Council for England and Wales, based on Freedom of Information Data gathered by the Department […]