Take a look at our series of interviews with University of Exeter academics and alumni.
This series was started during the first coronavirus lockdown and has continued over the following months. We hope you enjoy keeping in touch with Exeter and find the videos interesting.
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Professor Andy Jones from the University of Exeter speaks about the benefits of exercise and nutrition, and how to keep healthy during lockdown.
Exeter alumna and author Helen Russell speaks about balancing a freelance career with family during lockdown, and shares secrets of happiness from around the world.
Professor Toby Pennington from the University of Exeter speaks about his research into dry tropical forests and why Earth Day is important for awareness raising.
Professor Manuela Barreto from the University of Exeter talks about how social distancing measures can impact our mental wellbeing, and how we can help to fight loneliness in this situation.
Isle of Wight Festival organiser, concert promoter and alumnus, John Giddings, talks about his experience at Exeter, his career and what lockdown could mean for live music in the long run.
Sports commentator and alumnus Rob Walker speaks about his career, his current online venture 'Lockdown Live' and how the coronavirus crisis could impact sport in the longer term.
Dr Kimberley Hockings, Senior Lecturer in Conservation Science at Exeter, speaks about her work protecting the critically endangered Western Chimpanzee and how coronavirus is further threatening their survival.
Cate Bennett, a Careers Consultant from the University of Exeter, talks about some of the support available to graduates.
Sports journalist and media trainer James Pearce chats about how his time at University Radio Exeter (URE) kick-started his broadcasting career, and how he is currently supporting charities with free training during the crisis.
AU President Cameron Taylor talks about 2019/20 activity and what lockdown means for clubs, as well as sharing how alumni support makes a difference.
Dr James Dyke, Assistant Director of the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter, talks about the environmental benefits we've seen during lockdown, how this could kickstart policy change, and what our future environment could look like.
Dr Lee Elliot Major OBE, Professor of Social Mobility at the University of Exeter, talks about the barriers to social mobility, the part universities can play in breaking them down, and what the COVID-19 pandemic could mean for the current situation.
Professor Lorna Harris, Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Exeter Medical School, talks about the development of a test to determine whether people with COVID-19 are still infectious.
Michael Winter OBE, Professor of Land Economy and Society at the University of Exeter, talks about how the pandemic is impacting agriculture and food supply, and how his upcoming research aims to build resilience.
Ikenna Onyebuchi and Ebun Oluwaleimu both graduated from Exeter Law School in 2019. They have founded BAME Nation - a new support network to help international and BAME aspiring lawyers understand the process of breaking into the legal industry in England & Wales.
Tia Matt, Director of Clinical Legal Education at the University of Exeter, set up the Community Law Clinics on campus in 2017. She talks about the impact they have had on both law students and the local community, as well as plans for expansion to meet demand for services.
Environmental Engineer and University of Exeter Honorary Graduate, Dr Alexandra Jellicoe, speaks about the fight against climate change, the response to the pandemic, and the importance of having women in engineering.
Channel 4 International Editor, Exeter alumna and Honorary Graduate, Lindsey Hilsum, talks about covering the COVID crisis from Brazil and Italy. She also speaks about reporting on war-torn regions and the current animosity being directed towards journalists in some countries.
Professor Gavin Shaddick, Chair of Data Science & Statistics at the University of Exeter, shares details of a recent project designed to ensure health trusts maintain sufficient equipment and bed space during the pandemic.
Dr Andrew Shaw, Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Exeter, speaks about a new COVID-19 antibody test he has developed that can provide results in as little as seven minutes.
Professor David Pencheon OBE from the University of Exeter Medical School recently won The BMJ Outstanding Contribution to Health Award for his work to tackle the climate emergency from within healthcare. He speaks about the link between human health and the climate crisis.
Professor Richard Brazier, Professor of Earth Surface Processes at the University of Exeter, talks about a unique research project to re-introduce beavers to the UK 400 years after they were hunted to extinction.
Professor G.J. Melendez-Torres from the University of Exeter Medical School speaks about the importance of public health experts, what we can learn from the COVID crisis globally, and the new Master of Public Health course.
University of Exeter researcher and marine biologist, Sophie Corrigan, talks about the potential for seaweed aquaculture for sustainable growth, marine habitat restoration and the fight against climate change.
Professor Callum Roberts from the Centre for Ecology and Conservation talks about the term Blue Carbon, carbon capture, and how different ocean ecosystems help protect against climate change.
CEO of Simply Sustainable and Geography alumna, Nicola Stopps, talks about how companies can be more sustainable, how consumers can use their power, and what the pandemic could mean for the future of corporate sustainability and social responsibility.
Alumnus Jamie Unwin (Zoology, 2017) talks about his love of wildlife and conservation and his career filming the natural world for television and film. One of Jamie's more recent jobs includes the Channel 4 series Secret Safari filmed in Ole Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.
Professor Huw Williams and Dr Adam Reuben talk about concussion in sport leading to dementia and other health issues.
Alumnus William Graydon, better known as musician 220 Kid, talks about his career and having the current number one single in the UK charts.
Drama alumnus Andrew Horton talks about his latest role as Brandon Sampson in the Netflix superhero blockbuster, Jupiter's Legacy.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/TY3IAqm-gpE. Out in the UK on 7 May 2021.
Dr Elisa de Franco, an award-winning molecular geneticist based at the University of Exeter Medical School, talks about research taking into neonatal diabetes and how it is helping families all over the world.
Alumna and rugby player Clara Nielson talks about playing women's rugby and returning to Devon to join the Exeter Chiefs.
Connie Allen, PhD researcher at Exeter’s Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour, and her supervisor, Professor Lauren Brent, talk about research into sociality particularly within elephant populations.
Professor Craig Williams is the Director of the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC) and a Professor of Paediatric Physiology and Health. He speaks about his research into cardiac risk in young athletes and methods for identifying potential issues early. This research is supported by Canon Medical Systems Ltd, Heart Research UK and the GW4 MRC DTP.