Patient Involvement

To receive more information about opportunities to get involved, please contact Derek Stewart.


News and media relations

Research and Innovation has a dedicated communications team. They act as a first point of contact for UK and international media enquiries relating to research and innovation and also for handling requests to interview our research experts. 

Meet the team

Rhodri Owen
Communications Manager
T: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 60669


Communications Manager


Rachel Webster
Director of Communications and Engagement (interim)
T: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 79660


Online and social media

For more news on our research and innovation please visit:
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Out of hours media enquiries

Outside of office hours, for any urgent media enquiry, please contact the Communications team.