Press

Media Relations information

Media Relations is part of the Communications and Engagement team and is responsible for managing the University’s relationship with the media.

Sometimes referred to as the press office, the Media Relations team should be the first point of contact for local, national and international media.

You can contact the team by calling +44 (0)771 238 9448 or emailing pressoffice@leeds.ac.uk.

You can also view our news stories in our newsroom, or view our press statements.

Key Media Relations contacts for areas of research and expertise can also be found in the following section.

For urgent, out of hours media enquiries, please call +44 (0)771 238 9448.

Any organisation or individual wanting to film, photograph or record audio on the University of Leeds campus must first obtain filming permission.

Media Relations contacts for areas of research and expertise

Corporate media relations

Gareth Dant

Head of Media Relations

Email: g.j.dant@leeds.ac.uk

Anna Harrison

Media and Communications Manager

Email: a.harrison@leeds.ac.uk

Ian Rosser 

Media and Communications Manager 

Email: i.rosser@leeds.ac.uk

Arts and Performance / Design / Music / Cultural Studies / Media

Emma Barnes

Email: e.barnes1@leeds.ac.uk

(Prue Griffiths is on secondment elsewhere in the University until September 2022) 

Visit the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures site

Biological Sciences

Lauren Ballinger

Media and Communications Officer

Email: l.ballinger@leeds.ac.uk

Visit the Faculty of Biological Sciences site

Business

Ian Rosser 

Media and Communications Manager 

Email: i.rosser@leeds.ac.uk

Visit the Leeds University Business School site

Education, Social Sciences, Politics, International Studies, Law

Ian Rosser 

Media and Communications Manager 

Email: i.rosser@leeds.ac.uk

Visit the Faculty of Social Sciences site

Engineering and Physical Sciences

David Lewis

Media and Communications Officer

Email: d.lewis@leeds.ac.uk 

Visit the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences site

Environment and Transport

Anna Harrison 

Media and Communications Manager

Email: a.harrison@leeds.ac.uk

Visit the Faculty of Environment site

Food Science and Nutrition

Anna Harrison 

Media and Communications Manager

Email: a.harrison@leeds.ac.uk

Visit the School of Food Science and Nutrition site

Medicine and Health

Lauren Ballinger

Media and Communications Officer

Email: l.ballinger@leeds.ac.uk

Visit the Faculty of Medicine and Health site