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Aston University Expert Directory 

This is a tool for journalists to explore Aston's diverse range of experts available to comment on stories for both the written and broadcast media.

If you have a specific person in mind or are looking to browse by subject area, the directory enables you to quickly find the perfect contributor for your story.

To book an interview, contact the press team:

  • Ben Kennedy (Aston Business School, Language & Social Sciences)
    0121 204 4592 / b.p.kennedy@aston.ac.uk
  • Susi Turner (Life & Health Sciences, Engineering & Applied Science, Aston Medical School)
    0121 204 4978 / s.j.turner@aston.ac.uk

Filter by subject category using the drop-down menu or search for a specific person or area of expertise using the search box.

ImageNameBiographyExpertise
Professor Tim BainesTim is a leading international authority on servitization and spends much of his time working hands-on with both global and local manufacturing companies, to understand servitization in practice and help to transform businesses. He spent 10...servitization, manufacturing, advanced services, operations strategy, business models, product-service systems
Professor Tim GrantAs a forensic linguist, Tim uses a scientific approach to language to help convict criminals. His specialism is short-form messages - such as texts, Twitter posts and emails. He has helped to gain justice in a variety of high-profile cases, from...forensic linguistics, authorship analysis, short-form message analysis, language in society, psychology of language and communication
Professor Urszula ClarkUrszula is Head of English and an expert in regional and social variation in English. She is Director of The West Midlands English: Speech and Society Project. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, stylistics and English Pedagogy....English language, accents, dialects, West Midlands, speech and society, linguistics, sociolinguistics, language and identity, variations of English
Reham Badawy One of Aston's developing researchers, award-winning Reham has a first class honours BSc in Neuroscience and Smart Systems. She is undertaking interdisciplinary research using advanced statistical machine learning techniques for medical...statistical machine learning; applied mathematics; smartphones; Parkinson's disease