Press and Information Officer
Athena is responsible for media relations, exhibition projects and event management in the Communications Team at British Antarctic Survey. A good self-starter, she works well with her team to develop public relations strategies, solutions and offer expert advice.
Athena takes a lead role in managing all aspects of daily media relations activity. This includes dealing with media enquiries, writing press releases, setting up interviews, arranging filming and offering media training to staff. She has escorted four media crews to Antarctica over her 14 years at BAS including BBC TV News, Reuters and BBC Newsround.
Athena is an Innovation Champion, working with the Director of Innovation to help deliver a new Innovation Centre at BAS in 2016/17.
The Communications Team works collectively on high profile projects. Our work has been recognised by our industry peers. Including:
Awards and nominations for Public Relations
2002 CIPR Cream Award – Silver for Best In-house PR Department
2003 PRWeek Award Finalist for Best Public Sector Dept of the Year
2006 CorpComms Winner for Best Public Sector Award for ‘Discover Antarctica’ public engagement campaign & event (Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, Edinburgh 2006)
2007 CorpComms Winner for Best use of Broadcast(for ITV News Antarctic visit – the Big Melt)
2007 CIPR Excellence Awards Finalist in Broadcast Category (for ITV News Antarctic visit – the Big Melt)
Awards and nominations for Education
2002 BAFTA Winner for Offline Educational Resource Antarctic Waves
2006 Scottish Association of Geography Teachers award for DiscoveringAntarctica online educational resource
2006 The Geographical Association award for DiscoveringAntarctica online educational resource
2007 Childrens BAFTA nomination for Secondary Education
2007 International Webby Award nomination for Education