Communications and Reputation

The Communications section is responsible for enhancing the reputation of the University. This team includes staff responsible for media relations, research communications, corporate events, public affairs, community relations and internal communications. We promote positive messages about the University’s strengths through a variety of communications channels to a wide range of audiences including our students, staff, local community, prospective students, businesses, research partners, other universities, influencers and policy makers.

General Enquiries

Nicky Gillece
PA to the Director of Communications and Reputation/Office Manager
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7179

Key people

Director of Communications and Reputation

Jo Kite
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8470

Deputy Director of Communications

Dominic Benson
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8254

Head of Campaigns and Reputation

Claire Doggett 
Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8558

Head of International Reputation

Richard Smith 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6029

Head of Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations

Jennifer Crisp 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3009

Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Manager 

Sally Xerri-Brooks 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3984