Communications and Knowledge Coordinator
Heather has a good understanding of each of the areas of expertise found within the Communications Team, which delivers a wide range of activities including corporate communications, science communications, stakeholder and public engagement, and knowledge exchange campaigns.
Professional Membership: Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine Public Relations Association (STEMPRA).
‘Climategate’ broke in 2009 soon after Heather joined BAS, which she has followed closely. She has a keen interest in how this affected science communication and the subsequent need for careful messaging when communicating issues relating to climate change.
Heather is also interested in digital communications including social media and can provide guidance on how to use these communication tools effectively.
UK Arctic Research Station
PRESS RELEASE: Lake drill mission called off
News 27 December, 2012
NEWS STORY: Sea level rise calculated
News 30 November, 2012
PRESS RELEASE: Effects of ocean acidification
News 25 November, 2012
PRESS RELEASE: Changing winds increasing sea ice cover
News 11 November, 2012
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