Karen Shead

Communications Officer
CER - Communications
 Karen Shead


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  • Communications for the Faculty of Social Sciences


My role includes: - Raising the profile of research and celebrating successes such as awards, funding announcements and events by working with academics across the Faculty of Social Sciences to secure regional, national and international mainstream and social media coverage. I can help academics to raise their professional profile by: - Proactively promoting research project/paper and its findings to appropriate and relevant media outlets - Helping to provide reactive expert commentary for media outlets on the news stories of the day - Writing stories for our internal e-newsletter Essex Weekly and student and staff blogs - Writing and publishing content for our latest news webpages and social media platforms - Identifying opportunities to write for The Conversation and pitching ideas to its editors

+44 (0) 1206 872639


5N.7.17, Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

I work two days a week as part of a job share (Thursday and Friday)