Directory of Expertise

Cardiff is a world-leading University driven by creativity and curiosity offering a range of expertise from leading academics. This Directory provides the media with access to expert comment, informed opinion and analysis on a range of research and topical issues. It aims to support the media to connect with Cardiff experts for comment, interviews, stories and panel participation.

Academics listed can be contacted directly by journalists, this is not however a definitive list, please contact the Public Relations Office for further assistance on +44 2920 870293 or +44 2920  870298.

In any coverage please refer to the contributor as from Cardiff University.

Cardiff University staff can sign up for the Directory by contacting the Public Relations Office: PublicRelations@cardiff.ac.uk ext 70298

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Featured experts

Prof Chris McGuigan

Drug design and synthesis, particularly for viruses and cancer. Expert in nucleosides, nucleotides and pro=drugs. Inventor of ProTides, a phosphate pro-drug motif. Three new agents in clinical trial. Expertise in HIV, hepatitis C, shingles (VZV), and oncology.


Professor Richard Sambrook

Newspaper radio and TV journalist with more than 30 years experience. Ten years on the board of the BBC as Director of Sport, Director of News and Director of Global news. Global communications experience as Vice Chairman of Edelman PR.

Expertise in media, journalism, digital content, social media, communications


Dr Chris North

I am an astronomy researcher, primarily focused on the Herschel Space Observatory. I have experience of a very wide range of astronomy, and am happy to speak about almost anything in the field of astronomy.