Craig Brierley has joined the University’s Office of Communications and External Affairs as Head of Research Communications. Craig was previously Media Relations Manager at the Wellcome Trust, where he helped achieve widespread coverage for stories on everything from the rise of drug-resistant strains of malaria through to the development of new IVF techniques to prevent the transmission of mitochondrial diseases.
Craig will be leading a team whose role is to showcase the research taking place at the University through media relations; and print, online and multimedia University channels. As well as writing and producing stories about the University’s research, the team can provide advice on what makes a good story and how to deal with media interviews. He will be the main point of contact for the School of Clinical Medicine. Craig can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.