The University’s Media and Communications office is staffed by experienced journalists and communications professionals.

A wealth of resources are available to journalists, including our Experts’ Directory which provides an easily-searchable database of specialists who are willing to speak directly to journalists on a wide range of subjects. This is not an exhaustive list, however, so please contact us if you would like our help finding the right person to interview. We also welcome calls from members of staff who would like their names and areas of expertise added to the directory.

The University has an image bank with thousands of high quality photographs, so please call or email us if you are looking for stock or specific images.

If you are looking for information about the University, do try searching our Facts & Figures.

We also provide advice and guidance to staff when dealing with the media and are keen to hear from staff whose work might have a news angle, ideally ahead of publication.

Contact us at: or email one of the contacts below


Media and Communications office hours
Monday – Thursday: 8.30am – 5.15pm
Friday: 8.30am – 4.15pm


Head of Media and Communications
Paul Gerard
Telephone: 023 9284 3742
Mobile: 07594 502 933

Senior Media Manager – Research Themes
Glenn Harris
Telephone: 023 9284 3748
Mobile: 07809 757 779

Senior Media and Communications Officer
Kate Daniell
Telephone: 023 9284 3743
Mobile: 07827 012 498

Media and Communications Officer
Sophie Hall
Telephone: 023 9284 5350
Mobile: 07966 314727



Media and Communications Officer
Lisa Egan
Telephone: 023 9284 2780



Media and Communications assistant
(Wednesdays & Thursdays)
Lucy Higgins
Telephone: 023 9284 3758

Public Relations Officer – Events
Maricar Jagger
Telephone: 023 9284 3757
Mobile: 07710 909 143


Social Media Co-ordinator
Heather Clark
Telephone: 02392 842 717


The Internal Communications Team supports the University in communicating with staff and current students. We manage the staff and student websites and all material needed to keep our internal audiences informed.

If you would like to discuss communication with staff please email
To discuss communication with students please email

Internal Communications Manager
Alison Couch
Telephone: 023 9284 3707

Internal Communications Officer
Susan Prior
Telephone: 023 9284 5765

Internal Communications Co-ordinator – Students
Amy Scott
Telephone: 023 9284 2781

Internal Communications Co-ordinator – Major change projects
Lexa Wokersien
Telephone: 02392 842713


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