I joined Imperial as Head of the Research Communications in 2008, since when I have been working with colleagues to raise the profile of the university’s researchers, and to engage a wider range of people with the amazing diversity of research that goes on here. My role includes directing the Imperial Festival and working as Editor-at-Large for the Imperial Magazine. I am also Secretary to the University Research Magazine Association.
The Research Communications Group now includes science writers and communicators, media officers and programmers of public events. Together, we work to bring Imperial’s research to audiences including funders, academics, policy makers, alumni, journalists and the general public. You can find out more about what we do for audiences of all ages by checking out our research news stories, or by bringing your friends, colleagues and family to one of our public engagement experiences such as our regular Imperial Fringe events or our annual Imperial Festival.
My aim is to make Imperial’s research more accessible, more engaging and more relevant to as many people as possible. This means constantly looking for new, creative ways to communicate our work, as well as establishing new partnerships, and finding new researchers and audiences to work with. If you would like to collaborate with us in any capacity, then please get in touch.
In addition to my main job, I am also qualified as an Imperial College Coach, and volunteer as part of the College's Coaching Academy to offer confidential support to College staff in addressing work-related challenges linked to people or projects, and in exploring career development issues.
I originally read Zoology at the University of Oxford (Lady Margaret Hall), and hold an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial. Before I came back to Imperial, I communicated science in various guises for organisations including the Environment Agency, the Royal Society, BBSRC, the British Science Association and Current Biology.
Away from my desk, you can usually find me working on my triathlon times, improving my piano playing, or trying to address the ratio of weeds to intended plants in my garden.