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Jo Gearing

Head of Communications

I am responsible for developing, managing and implementing the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Science's internal and external communications strategies and plans. I report to the Head of Administration and Finance and I work with researchers and the other members of the Communications Team to engage a range of stakeholders in the work of the department and maximise its impact. I am also responsible for the oversight of marketing plans for the broad range of health sciences courses the department offers. 

I joined the Department in October 2021. Before coming here, I worked at Oxford Brookes University for nine years as Deputy Head of Communications, establishing and leading the programme of internal communications to staff and students.

I also have extensive experience of strategic marketing, communications and public relations from over thirteen years working in academic and educational publishing.

I have a Masters degree in English (2012) and am Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) qualified.