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University of Derby News

University of Derby News Team

The News Team manage the University’s Press, PR and Internal Communications. We put forward academics, support staff and student representatives for ‘expert comment’ on different topics to local and national broadcast media and our ISDN line enables radio interviews to take place on site, but with studio quality sound.

We also produce a weekly digital staff newsletter and manage internal news.

The award-winning team is highly experienced in communications and journalism – locally, regionally and nationally – as well as in-house and agency public relations. The team scooped Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team of the Year at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards 2016 as well as winning Education Communications Campaign.

We aim to ensure that journalists get to the facts and the people they want in the shortest possible time. You can see our Guide to Expertise and download a handy app here.

All enquiries from media should be directed through the Press Office. For information about the University, further details on current news, press releases or requests for academic expertise, please contact:

Telephone: 01332 592032

You can also find us on Twitter: @Derbyunipress

Alice Oliver

Head of News – Alice Oliver

Tel: 01332 592032 (Out of hours 07887 558 193)



PR Officer – Adam Mallaby

Tel: 01332 592289


PR Officer – Vacant

Tel: 01332 592279


PR Officer – Kelly Tyler

Tel: 01332 591891


Communications Assistant – Holly Smith

(Student Placement)

Tel: 01332 591187


Katie Chamberlin

Internal Communications – Katie Chamberlin

Tel: 01332 592295