PR and Media

We are responsible for all external media relations activities at Keele and work to enhance the University’s regional, national and international reputation. We disseminate institutional and research news, and coordinate media engagement campaigns across the organisation. Our work with the media includes:

• Highlighting research and achievements by Keele staff and students

• Working with colleagues to manage responses to media enquiries

• Responding quickly to requests for expert comment and securing media opportunities for our academics

Working with colleagues from across the University, we can help with everything from celebrating student successes, through to planning and delivering media campaigns around new academic research.

We are also responsible for managing crisis communications - read more or contact us for further information.

For PR and media enquiries, please contact:

You can email the team via Alternatively, individual contacts are:

Russell Reader, Head of Communications
Tel: 01782 733375 

Sam Lesniak, PR & Communications Manager
Tel: 01782 733857

Kirstie Dolphin, PR & Communications Officer
Tel: 01782 734925

For out-of-hours emergencies, you can reach us on +44 (0)7393 761409 or +44 (0)7825 609437. Our out-of-hours period is from 5pm to 8.45am on weekdays and all day at weekends and on bank holidays.