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Tennis research showcased on BBC Breakfast

Liverpool Hope academics have been sharing their expertise with the public- including BBC Breakfast's six million viewers. 

Associate Professor Omid Alizadehkhaiyat, Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology Dr Denise Roche and Post Doctoral researcher Dr Matthew Jackson appeared on BBC Breakfast to share initial results of their study into the health benefits of tennis.

The research showed that people who play tennis are at less risk of cholesterol, diabetes and stroke, compared to equally healthy people who do different kinds of physical activity.

BBC presenter Holly Hamilton filmed at Liverpool Hope’s new Biomechanics lab, and also interviewed Dr Alizadehkhaiyat and Dr Roche and study participants live from the Liverpool Hope University International Tournament.

BBC North West Today also featured the research, and there was follow up coverage on BBC Radio Merseyside, BBC Radio Humberside, BBC Hereford and Worcester and BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, reaching more than seven million people in total.  The video also received more than 15,000 views on the BBC North West Tonight page (see below). 

Elsewhere across the university, Associate Professor Sonja Tiernan was BBC Radio Merseyside’s election commentator on the Drive Time show.

Professor Michael Lavalette has become a regular paper reviewer for BBC Radio Merseyside.    

Dr Bryce Evans’s World War 1 National Kitchen was covered by the Nottingham Post, Notts TV and BBC Radio Nottingham.

The Revd Dr Yazid Said wrote a piece for Mission Theology in the Anglican Communion on ‘The Pope and the Archbishop in the Middle East: Religion, Politics and Faith’ 


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Published on 28/11/2018