Media and Communications

Karen Ashford, Director, Media and Communications

Grant Smyth, Journalist

Grant’s primary role is to write feature stories and profile articles about staff, students, alumni and donors to promote the University’s profile in the media and general community. His other responsibilities include managing the production of video content and coordinating Flinders University’s news posts on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Google+.

Charles Gent, Journalist

Charles's primary role is to write press releases, articles for Flinders Journal and Encounter, as well as producing other written material to publicise and promote the University's research, teaching and community activities.

He provides liaison for the mainstream media in sourcing commentators and experts from Flinders, and assists and advises University staff in their dealings with the external media.

Charles also prepares and distributes the daily Media Monitors report.

Lauren McGrath, Project Officer (Communications)

Lauren performs various communications and project work in support of the strategic and operational priorities of the Marketing and Communications Office. Lauren liaises with a range of internal and external stakeholders to facilitate communication and organisation of issues pertinent to the current portfolio of projects.


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