We provide an integrated communications service to the College including a proactive and reactive media relations service for all corporate stories - in particular those which celebrate the successes of the community or where there is a reputational risk.

We also deliver internal communications channels such as the fortnightly email Staff Briefing and the college newspaper Reporter.

We manage a wide range of College social media channels, produce the email newsletter Imperial Today, as well as producing videos for the College and providing advice on writing for the web.

Contact us about:

  • Advice on how to deal with crisis communications and reputational risk.
  • Advice on internal communications including how to get your stories into the staff magazine Reporter and the fortnightly all-staff email Staff Briefing.
  • Advice on how best to publicise staff and student success stories from across the College – for example on innovation, entrepreneurship, societal engagement and outreach.
  • Advice on internal video production, post production and creation of content.
  • Guidance on social media strategy and best practice, and advice on ways to promote your research and community news on social and digital platforms.
  • Advice on best practice for writing for the web including booking a Writing for the Web training course.

Meet the team

Meet the team

  • Hannah MacLachlan

    Hannah MacLachlan, Head of Communications

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    Hannah MacLachlan Head of Communications

    +44 (0)20 7594 6704

    What I can help with

    • Advice on an overarching approach to communications campaigns such as identifying audiences, channels and overall messaging
    • Advice on how to deal with crisis communications and issues which involve reputational risk
    • Significant areas where either internal or external communication could be improved

     

    Location

    Room 103 Mezzanine, RCS1 Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Debbie Evanson

    Debbie Evanson

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    Debbie Evanson Press and Communications Manager

    +44 (0)20 7594 3921

    What I can help with

    • Media enquiries relating to Imperial’s corporate, strategic and education activities
    • News relating to staff and student innovation, community engagement and outreach, and other inspiring stories from the College community
    • Advice on managing reputational risk

    Location

    4th floor Faculty Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Elizabeth Nixon

    Elizabeth Nixon, Internal Communications Manager

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    Elizabeth Nixon Internal Communications Manager

    +44 (0)20 7594 6699

    What I can help with

    • Advice on appropriate channels for internal communications messages
    • Staff and student successes, initiatives or events for the College news site
    • Communications support for College projects and consultations
    • Advice and support on difficult issues affecting staff and/or students and managing reputational risk

    Location

    4th floor Faculty Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Martha Nahar

    Martha Nahar, Internal Communications Officer

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    Martha Nahar Internal Communications Officer

    020 7594 6708

    What I can help with

    • Advice on appropriate channels for internal communications messages
    • Communications support for internal campaigns and projects
    • Promoting staff and/or student successes, initiatives or events for the College news site

    Location

    4th floor Faculty Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Joanna Wilson

    Joanna Wilson, Communications Assistant

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    Joanna Wilson Communications Assistant

    +44 (0)20 7594 3970

    What I can help with

    • Publicising achievements of the College community and events on the Imperial news site
    • General filming and expert requests

    Location

    Room 103 Mezzanine, RCS1 Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Jesse Alter

    Jesse Alter

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    Jesse Alter Digital Content and Social Media Manager

    + 44 (0)20 7594 2859

    What I can help with

    • Guidance on social media strategy and best practice
    • Requests for joining the Cross-College Social Media group
    • Advice on video production and the College resources available

    Location

    Room 103 Mezzanine, RCS1 Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Martin Sayers

    Martin Sayers

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    Martin Sayers Digital Media Producer

    + 44 (0)20 7594 8136

    What I can help with

    • Guidance on internal video production and post-production and creation of video content
    • Advice on external suppliers for video production and post-production
    • Booking a camera and tripod loan kit (staff only)

    Location

    5th floor Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Andrew Youngson

    Andrew Youngson

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    Andrew Youngson News and Digital Content Editor

    + 44 (0)20 7594 2785

    What I can help with

    • Advice on best practice for writing for the web, including T4 web pages, news articles and blogs
    • Booking on a Writing for the Web training course
    • Advice on ways to promote your research and community news on social and digital platforms

    Location

    Room 103 Mezzanine, RCS1 Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Murray MacKay

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    Murray MacKay Communications Manager (Education)

    What I can help with

    • Information on the College's Learning and Teaching Strategy

    Location

    Room 103 Mezzanine, RCS1 Building, South Kensington Campus