Expert contributors

For each new issue discussed by young people on this site, some Expert Contributors join the conversation to share relevant expertise. If you feel you could be an Expert Contributor we would love to hear from you – contact BurnetNewsClub@economist.com.


Pierre Theodore | NHS

Pierre Theodore | NHS

Pierre Theodore is the Vice President of Medical Devices at Johnson and Johnson. That means he helps different health care services with their technology. He is also a teacher of medicine around the world. He was delighted with the questions you asked and has answered some of them. As the NHS […]

Sandeepa Arora | NHS

Sandeepa Arora | NHS

Sandeepa Arora is a research analyst at the Nuffield Trust. That means she looks at what is happening in health care in the UK and helps people decide what to do about it.  She has read your posts and comments and responded to some of them. Dear Burnet News Club […]

Paul Southworth | NHS

Paul Southworth | NHS

Paul is Specialty Registrar in Public Health and Visiting Research Fellow for the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development. That’s a really long way of saying he’s an expert in health care systems across the world. Most recently, he’s been to Swaziland, a small country in Southern Africa, to […]

Denis Campbell | NHS

Denis Campbell | NHS

Denis Campbell is a journalist at the Guardian newspaper. He is their Health Policy Editor, which means he writes about all the different things that are happening in health. He has read your posts and comments and responded to some of them. Dear Burnet News Club members! In my job […]

Jens Meierhenrich | Syria

Jens Meierhenrich | Syria

  Jens Meierhenrich is Associate Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has taught at Harvard University, and has written books about democracy and genocide. He’s also worked at the International Criminal Court. After reading the discussions on the Hub, he has replied […]

Abdul Mohammed | Syria

Abdul Mohammed | Syria

Abdul Mohammed lived in Syria but moved following the war. He’s read comments and posts from the Burnet News Club and replied. Read what he had to say. You said… If Britain does not intervene soon terrorist groups will become more powerful as they take advantage of the chaos of […]

Alice Fordham | Syria

Alice Fordham | Syria

Alice Fordham is a journalist who regularly reports on the Syrian war. She lives in Beirut and works for National Public Radio in America. She has been reading your comments and posts and has replied to some of your thoughts. Dear Burnet News Club members, Thanks so much for your thoughtful […]

Andre Heller-Perache, Médecins Sans Frontières | Syria

Andre Heller-Perache, Médecins Sans Frontières | Syria

Andre is Head of Programmes at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an organisation that offers aid to people in conflict areas. He has worked in areas of conflict in countries all around the world since 2006. For example, he has worked in South Sudan, Yemen, Syria, Haiti, and the Central African […]

Credit: Abdul Kader Fayad / Syrian Arab Red Crescent
The Red Cross or Red Crescent emblem is internationally recognised, meaning we can often access places many other people can’t. Here, Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers are helping people get to safety and using the emblem for protection.

Hugh Fenton, Red Cross | Syria

Hugh Fenton is the Head of Middle East and North Africa for the British Red Cross, an aid organisation. He works with people all over the world to make sure the British Red Cross can get to the people who need help. He also speaks to journalists about what is happening […]

Peter Roper | Syria

Peter Roper | Syria

Peter Roper is a student at the London School of Economics (LSE). He’s currently studying Syria as part of an undergraduate course called “Genocide”. He read what you have been saying about the Syrian conflict, some of your questions have really made him think. Read his response here. You said… If […]

Francesca Joy | Prisons

Francesca Joy | Prisons

Francesca Joy is the founder of Imagine if Theatre Company. She created a play called ‘You Forgot The Mince’ and in it, a character goes to prison. To make this play Francesca spent time visiting prisons, working with prisoners, speaking to prison guards and other groups who do rehabilitative work […]

Hannah Maslen | Prisons

Hannah Maslen | Prisons

Dr Hannah Maslen is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford. This means she works at Oxford University. Her job is to be very curious about the world and let everyone about what she finds out, a lot like you do in the […]

Pamela Dow – Prisons

Pamela Dow – Prisons

Pamela Dow is Director of Strategy and Development at Wandsworth Reform Prison. That means she decides what the prison will do with its money and prisoners. Before that job, she was Director of Strategy for the Ministry of Justice. That meant she influenced what the government did with prisons and […]

Tom Eberhardt | Prisons

Tom Eberhardt | Prisons

Tom Eberhardt is the governor of Bastøy Prison in Norway. Bastøy is famous around the world because the prisoners live in wooden cottages and work on the prison farm. They can do lots of different activities in their free time and learn new skills. The prison is focused on rehabilitation because they believe this will stop […]

Amy Ferris | The US Election

Amy Ferris | The US Election

Amy is a writer and a Hillary Clinton supporter who lives in America. She is also one of the voices on this issue. She has been reading the discussion on the Hub and has written to you all! Hear what she had to say.  You said… Do you think Hillary […]