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BAS Press Office contacts

Our Press Office Team

The BAS Communications Team manages all media relations activity.

We write and issue press releases and news stories about our latest research or operational activity.  We arrange interviews with science and support teams, filming at our Cambridge offices, in the Antarctic or Arctic, and can give background briefing on all topics.

To contact the Press Office (which is checked 9.00 – 5.00pm Monday to Friday):

  • email press@bas.ac.uk
  • on weekends and Bank Holidays, please call 01223 637309
Athena Dinar
Athena Dinar, Deputy Head of Communications, Email: amdi@bas.ac.uk, Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 221441, Mobile: +44 (0) 7909 008516
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Livia Oldland, Corporate and Internal
Communications Manager, email: livand@bas.ac.uk,Tel: +44 (0)1223 221347, Mobile: +(44) 07850541910


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Emily Neville, Communications and Engagement Manager, RRS Sir David Attenborough, Email: emile@bas.ac.uk, Mobile: +44 (0) 7514 623033


Kathleen Maclean, Communications and Engagement Manager, Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme, Email: katmac@bas.ac.uk, Mobile: +44 (0) 07517 466408


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Em Newton, Digital Communications Officer, Email: emiton@bas.ac.uk