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"Working closely with the Press Office has given me a different perspective  in understanding and improving my communications, engaging with the media, and accessing new partnerships and audiences; this ultimately extending our research." - Professor Panos Vostanis, Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour  




"Writing opinion pieces has forced me to write with brevity and to write fast in response to whatever is topical. My articles have been featured by news outlets and I have been interviewed on the radio, which has helped to communicate my research to larger audiences. From my personal experience, I would recommend working with the University’s Press Office and to have the confidence to express your academic opinion." - Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans, Centre for Medical Humanities


"It was an absolute pleasure working with the Press Office in shaping a press release on our research paper. This was done in a very professional manner so that it would have immediate and widespread impact which was clearly evident by the paper receiving a high Altmetrics score soon after publication. As researchers increasingly need to show the social impact of their research, writing papers alone no longer seems to be sufficient, and having help from the Press Office to disseminate the information in an appropriate and impacting manner was most helpful." - Professor Toru Suzuki, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences

"It was a couple of years back that I first received an email from the Press Office for an opinion piece, and since then it has been a pleasant and rewarding experience working with the Press Office colleagues. Many relevant opportunities for opinion pieces/dissemination have been referred to me and my articles have been featured by many news outlets. Just in the first few months of this academic year, I have had four interviews at BBC Radio Leicester to comment on relevant current issues. These opportunities have helped me share my views and disseminate my work widely while reaching out for new audiences and partnerships. I will strongly recommend promoting awareness among all staff of the significance of working with the Press Office." - Dr Saeeda Shah, School of Education

"I have been delighted by the attention my research has received and also very happy that people have been sourcing the original research paper. My paper (which the press release relates to) is now the highest read/downloaded from the GSA Bulletin journal since the last count in March. This displaced a theoretical paper that was written back in 1948, and 3rd is a paper from back in 2012. I believe this owes a lot to the media attention it attracted." - Dr Tom Knott, Department of Geology


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