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Communications Office

Meet the team

Media Relations


Mrs Dionne Hamil

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Media Relations Officer in the Communications Office

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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.

Other passions

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.

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