The News Team - Latest News - University of Derby

Meet the News Team

News Team Photo 2016 The News Team L-R: Holly Smith, Kelly Tyler, Adam Mallaby, Alice Oliver, Katie Chamberlin, Jenny McNicholas

News Team

The News Team manage the University's Press, PR and Internal Communications.

We put forward academics, support staff and student representatives for 'expert comment' on different topics to local and national broadcast media and our ISDN line enables radio interviews to take place on site, but with studio quality sound.

We also produce a weekly digital staff newsletter and manage internal news.

The award-winning team is highly experienced in communications and journalism - locally, regionally and nationally - as well as in-house and agency public relations. The team scooped Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team of the Year at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards 2016 as well as winning Education Communications Campaign. 

We aim to ensure that journalists get to the facts and the people they want in the shortest possible time. You can see our Guide to Expertise and download a handy app here.

All enquiries from media should be directed through the Press Office. For information about the University, further details on current news, press releases or requests for academic expertise, please contact:

You can also find us on Twitter: @Derbyunipress

PR Officer - Kelly Tyler

Tel: 01332 591891


PR Officer - Gemma Bradley

Tel: 01332 592279



Internal Comms Officer - Adam Mallaby

Tel: 01332 592289


PR Assistant – Deanna Mathieson

(Student Placement)

Tel: 01332 591978


Alice Oliver

Culture and Change Communications Lead - Alice Oliver

Tel: 01332 592032 (Out of hours for major incidents only: 07887 558 193)