Contact the News & Media Centre

To contact the Press Office, please email or call +44 (0)1524 594120. You can contact us outside of office hours on +44 (0) 7719 582739.

To contact the Digital Engagement team (for social media and blog enquiries) please email

What we do:

News & Media Liaison
We work with academics and students across the University to publicise our research and achievements, in order to raise the profile of Lancaster via news and media channels. We also provide advice on general media matters and crisis management, and can provide media training.

Digital Engagement
We manage the University's academic blog platform, as well as all institutional social media channels including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Radio Booth
We have a sound-proof ISDN radio booth on-site, which enables staff and students to take part in radio interviews at their convenience.

Video Booth
We also have a video booth on-site, to film short interviews for use within news articles and blogs.

Who we are:

Vicky Tyrrell
Head of Press Office
Email Vicky

Gillian Whitworth
Press Officer
Email Gill

Beth Broomby
Press Officer
Email Beth

Anne Rothwell
Press Officer
Email Anne

Ian Boydon
Press Officer
Email Ian

Laura Mitchell
Assistant Press Officer
Email Laura


Russell Reader
Digital Marketing Manager: Campaigns & Engagement
Email Russell

Jess Froude
Digital Engagement Officer
Email Jess