August 29, 2014, by Lindsay Brooke

Ebola expert fields media calls from across the world

Ebola expert Professor Jonathan Ball has been kept busy over the last few weeks fielding media calls from across the globe in China, Malaysia, India, Africa, the US and here in the UK.

A professor of molecular virology in the School of Life Sciences, Jonathan has appeared on the BBC, Al Jazeera, France24, Bloomberg, Arise News. He’s been heard on BBC Radio 5 Live and extensively across BBC’s local radio network.

Online his comments on the situation as it has developed have been used by the BBCThe Chicago Tribune, The Daily Telegraph, The IndependentThe ScotsmanFox NewsChannel Africa, The Huffington Post, Reuters, the Nigerian Daily Independent,  Bloomberg, The Times of India, The Star Malaysia, the FT and the Guardian – to name but a few.

And he’s not forgotten the local media. He’s been interviewed by the Nottingham Evening Post and BBC Radio Nottingham.

Jonathan’s latest contribution was to France24’s The Debate – How to stop Ebola. A fascinating listen.

The Debate – How to stop Ebola – Part One

The Debate – How to stop Ebola – Part Two

He’s been working closely with the the press office here at the University as well as the Science Media Centre in London and as I write I’ve been setting up yet another broadcast interview for Jonathan via the University’s new ‘Media Hub‘ for Sky News.

Jonathan, who is a British Science Association Media Fellow,  will be speaking at a ‘Making the Headlines – Media Briefing’ event on 2 December 2014. This event, organised by the Communications Dept, is being held at Highfield House between 10.30am and 1.30pm. More information about the event will be distributed soon.


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