Meet the team
Mrs Dionne Hamil
Dionne is responsible for helping the University achieve the highest positive profile in the international, national and regional media. Her remit includes liaison with academics, media monitoring, crisis communications, assistance on corporate issues, and media training.
Dionne is the media office contact for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health.
Background and expertise
Dionne is an experienced communicator with extensive experience in public and private sector public relations. She joined the communications team at Durham University in 2002. Prior to that, Dionne was a public relations officer for Newcastle Airport with responsibility for community, internal and media relations as well as crisis communications. She has also worked within the charity sector combining events organisation and media relations.
Outside work, Dionne likes to spend time with her family, explore the UK (and beyond) on holidays and watch her children play football and compete in athletics. She also attempts to stay fit herself by running and cycling.