Simon Dunford: Assistant Head of Comms Simon Dunford: Assistant Head of Comms

Simon DunfordSimon leads the Communications Office team and is responsible for media relations, internal communications and reputation management. A politics graduate, he trained as a journalist and worked in news, features and as a leader writer and columnist. He joined UEA as a press officer in 2004, becoming assistant head of communications in 2012.

S.Dunford@uea.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 2203
Lawrence Stenhouse Building 0.20 

Lisa Horton: Media Relations Manager Lisa Horton: Media Relations Manager

Lisa Horton

Lisa is responsible for media relations for the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, liaising with international media to promote UEA's cutting edge research. She began her career working in television as a researcher and presenter, before working as a print journalist and joining the UEA communications team in 2008.

L.Horton@uea.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 592764
Lawrence Stenhouse Building 0.20 

Cat Bartman: Media Relations Manager Cat Bartman: Media Relations Manager

Cat joined the team in 2006 after working as a journalist at the Eastern Daily Press. She is responsible for media relations for the Faculty of Social Sciences, liaising with international media to promote UEA's wide-ranging academic expertise. 
Cat works Wednesday-Friday.

c.bartman@uea.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 593007
Lawrence Stenhouse Building 0.20

Laura Potts: Media Relations Manager Laura Potts: Media Relations Manager

Laura Potts

Laura is responsible for media relations for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, liaising with international media to promote UEA's wide-ranging academic expertise. She studied journalism at Michigan State University, working at the Detroit Free Press and Associated Press before relocating to England in 2005.
Laura works Monday and Tuesday.

Laura.Potts@uea.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 3007  
Lawrence Stenhouse Building 0.20

 

Lucy Clegg: Corporate Comms Officer Lucy Clegg: Corporate Comms Officer

Lucy Clegg

Responsible for managing reputational issues and raising the corporate profile of UEA, Lucy spent five years at Tribe PR before joining UEA in 2013. She has developed the university's crisis communications plan and liaises with regional, national and international media. Lucy graduated with a first class degree in journalism from the University of Lincoln in 2007.

Lucy.Clegg@uea.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591205
Lawrence Stenhouse Building 0.20

Fiona Billings: Internal Comms Officer Fiona Billings: Internal Comms Officer

Fiona Billings

Fiona works with staff and students across the institution to enhance two-way internal communications, organising a major review in 2012/13. A UEA History graduate and former editor of student newspaper Concrete, Fiona worked as the editor of a Norfolk magazine before joining the Communications Office team in 2011.

F.Billings@uea.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 2226  
Lawrence Stenhouse Building 0.20 

Sundari Faraday-Drake - Comms Assistant Sundari Faraday-Drake - Comms Assistant

Sundari Faraday-Drake

Sundari is the first port of call for media enquiries, manages office administration, and writes and edits copy. She job-shares her role, working Thursdays and Fridays. Sundari grew up in Norwich and worked in conveyancing before joining UEA in 2005.

S.Faraday-drake@uea.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 593496
Lawrence Stenhouse Building 0.20

Emily Lowthorpe: Comms Assistant Emily Lowthorpe: Comms Assistant

Emily Lowthorpe, Communications Assistant at UEA

Emily works Monday to Wednesday and is the first point of contact for all media enquiries. She supports the team with a variety of tasks including writing, proof reading, finance and general office management. A communications graduate Emily worked for a London based advertising agency before joining the team in 2008.

E.Lowthorpe@uea.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1603 593496
Lawrence Stenhouse Building 0.20

Alice Knapp: Media Database Assistant Alice Knapp: Media Database Assistant

Alice is responsible for evaluating and summarising all UEA media coverage and producing a daily report circulated to key University staff. Alice studied American and English Literature at UEA. She joined the communications team at the beginning of 2015 and works from 9am to 1pm.

mediacoverage@uea.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 (0) 1603 593815
Lawrence Stenhouse Building 0.20

 

Media Enquiries Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries, please email press@uea.ac.uk, telephone +44 (0) 1603 593496, or contact the appropriate media relations manager listed on this page. Our usual office hours are 8.30am – 5.30pm.

Out of Hours Out of Hours

If you have an urgent out-of-hours enquiry, telephone +44(0)1603 592352 and you will be directed to the duty press officer.