Gareth Dant

Gareth works with staff in the Arts, Humanities and Cultures, Education and Social Sciences faculties to create compelling media content which engages journalists, the general public, researchers, and potential partners and funders.

He works closely to co-ordinate publicity with collaborators and funders, such as with UKRI/AHRC and partners including Leeds City Council, Leeds Playhouse and Opera North.

Key responsibilities include advising academics on stories with the potential to create national and internationalĀ media interest, andĀ support and develop communications which align with key research priorities.

A history graduate and award-winning journalist, Gareth started his career in regional newspapers. After stints in the North East of England and North Yorkshire, as well as New Zealand, he became a freelancer and public relations specialist. He moved into communications in the Higher Education sector in 2012 at Durham University and has worked at the University of Leeds since 2013.