News and Media

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Callista Thillou, Executive Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications

Michelle Bini, Comunications Officer

Michelle is responsible for providing communications and engagement advice for key initiatives delivering on the vision of Flinders Future Focus: Strategic Plan 2012-2016. This role includes leading the development and implementation of communications strategies for internal and external stakeholders that are integrated with marketing, on-line, news and media, and alumni and development strategies.

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.


Emily Charrison, Journalist (Research)

Emily’s primary role is to source stories and write articles focussed on emerging and established researchers for various University publications. An award-winning journalist, Emily also produces press releases, generates media coverage and coordinates media interviews which showcase the University’s teaching and research achievements. In addition, she liaises with the Flinders faculties to source expert staff for media commentary on a range of current topics.



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