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Communications Office


We are a strategic unit within the Marketing and Communications Office consisting of two distinct teams working on research and corporate profile raising and communications.

Staff members are professionally trained and qualified in journalism and/or communications and have a broad range of knowledge and experience gained in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Feel free to view our staff profiles.

Services we offer include media relations, social media, internal and external stakeholder communications, including reactive and crisis communications. We also have an in-house, globally networked TV and radio studio.

Our overall aim is to promote and safeguard the University’s external reputation internationally, nationally and regionally, in support of the University's strategy.

Research Communications Team

Working to nine priorities for research profile raising, selected and agreed by University Research Committee, as follows:

  • Cosmology
  • Centre for Visual Arts and Culture (CVAC)
  • Durham Collections
  • Educational Improvement
  • Energy
  • Hazard and Risk
  • Health Inequalities
  • Medical Humanities, and
  • Particle Physics Phenomenology.

The team is developing and implementing strategic marketing and communications plans for each priority and is also responsible for corporate research news and research-related enquiries.

Contact us on +44 (0)191 334 6075 or

Corporate Communications Team

Broadly responsible for major University announcements, comment and opinion on Higher Education issues, University business, policy and activities that are not research related.

Contact us on +44 (0)191 334 6075 or