Imperial College London

Laura Gallagher

Central FacultyCommunications and Public Affairs

Head of News and Media (Research)
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6701l.gallagher

 
 
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Location

 

Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I lead an award-winning team of media officers who tell the stories of Imperial’s research and help the College engage with the public and other key audiences. The team's work regularly results in stories in national newspapers, on national and international broadcast news, and across the internet and social media. To explore some of our stories, please visit our news website.

If you are a member of Imperial staff with a story to tell, or a member of the media who’s interested in finding out more about research at Imperial, please get in touch. You can find out more about what we do and how we might be able to help you on our News and Media web pages.

I joined Imperial in 2002, starting out as a Graduate Management Trainee and working in various parts of Imperial before becoming the Press Officer for the Faculty of Engineering in 2005. Since then, I have written stories on everything from sick toads,  to the largest planetary ring in the Solar System,  to how aircraft noise affects people’s blood pressure, to a periodic table of multidimensional shapes. I have flown and crashed a virtual plane in Imperial’s flight simulator, tramped through the mud with engineering students at Constructionarium, and got slightly lost in Number 10 Downing Street. These days my role involves more editing than writing, but my favourite part of the job is when I have the chance to sit down with one of Imperial’s researchers and find out all about their work.