Miriam in the Media

TV appearances include news programmes on the BBC,  ITV and Canada’s CTV, as an expert on BBC2′s Secret Life of the Airport and Dave’s Comedians Giving Lectures and a guest on ITV1’s Katie Piper Show.

Radio appearances include BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, Off the Page and Sunday programmes and many guest spots across commercial radio and BBC local radio. She was a regular guest of Dr Phil Hammond on BBC Radio Bristol’s Saturday Surgery.

Miriam’s professional background is in the broadcast media. Awards include the Medical Journalists Association Gold Award and a Sony Gold Award while working as a producer for BBC Radio 4 and a Silver Spire Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival for a documentary on Channel 4.

Miriam featured on the Top Santé list of ‘100 Names You Need to Know in Health & Well-being. She’s been widely interviewed numerous times across the national press including the Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Metro, Sun, Sunday Mirror and Sunday Times. Magazines include Balance, Boots’ Health & Beauty, Coaching Today, Coaching at Work, Cosmopolitan, ES Magazine, Female First, Good Housekeeping, Happiful, Healthy magazine, Men’s Health, People’s Friend, Psychologies, Red,  Saga, Sainsburys magazine, Single Step, Slimming World, Top Santé, Woman & Home, Woman’s Weekly, Waitrose magazine, Watkins, Weightwatchers and Zest.


We love working on wellbeing campaigns. Miriam has acted as a brand ambassador and consultant on a variety of campaigns. For Ryvita she was the wellbeing expert on a Positivity Panel fronted by Davina McCall. She worked on a Positive Ageing campaign for Dove in association with the Daily Telegraph, where she was named as one of the women who are rewriting the rules on ageing.

“Miriam is one of the finest ambassadors’, speakers and broadcasters we have had the privilege to work with. From the moment we began to talk through the campaign brief we knew Miriam was going to deliver some fantastic insight and add depth and authority to our content. With radio days, live broadcasts alongside print copy and comments Miriam has delivered excellent insight as well as being a natural interviewee. It’s been a pleasure to work with her and we hope to work together again in the future”. The Bright Consultancy, part of McCann Erickson

“Miriam is a skilful brand ambassador and a real pleasure to work with. Expertly combining best-in-field knowledge and experience of positive psychology, with an experienced editorial nous and strong knowledge of how the communications industry works – she hits key campaign messaging and delivers genuine help for consumers. I am definitely looking forward to working with Miriam again in the future.” Laura Dodgson, Account Exec, Edelman PR

“Miriam Akhtar has a wonderful presenting manner that conveys professionalism whilst sharing her knowledge of psychology in an easy-to-understand style, yet she also retains a very personal touch that engages the audience fully. At a recent event, she worked exceptionally well with our client, and our journalists all left commenting on her expertise and the interesting content of the event. Her thought- provoking presentation also gave all attendees a personal ‘take-away’ to work on for themselves. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Miriam.” Michelle Redmond, Director,

“Miriam recently worked with us on our campaign to share the joy of organic food in a series of radio interviews about what makes people happy today. Warm, engaging and a natural storyteller, Miriam brought a wealth of expertise and passion to the campaign and was a true partner in delivering the activity.” Aileen Nicol, Campaign Director, Organic UK

“Golley Slater worked with Miriam as part of a launch when we tapped into her insight and expertise as a Happiness Expert.  Miriam was an absolute pleasure to work with, responding to requests quickly and professionally.  As part of the campaign, Miriam participated in a series of radio interviews, relaying key messages clearly as part of a natural dialogue.  We look forward to working with Miriam again.” Helen Smith, Senior Account Executive

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