Isabella Melking

Research Communications Coordinator

  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room 1.03, Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
Post code


Creating, developing and implementing projects and activities to communicate the School's research to a variety of audiences, from current staff to different groups of the public.

Main areas include:

Research communication and public engagement
  • planning, producing and editing podcasts, videos and blogs (including Forward Thinking)
  • writing and fielding enquiries on news articles for the School website
  • the first point of contact for School staff interested in public engagement (including science festivals) - advising on activities, audiences and communication plans
  • supporting delivery of online events - advising on platform suitability, delivering training and providing facilitation
  • developing communication templates and providing support to School research centres and projects in their use (e-newsletters, posters, signage)
  • designing, developing and maintaining Knowledge Exchange, Impact and Engagement sections of the School intranet.
Social media
  • managing the School's social media presence in relation to research activity and impact
  • managing the School's PhD student ambassadors
  • the first point of contact in supporting, training and advising School research centres or projects
  • advising on social media best practice for funding applications
Student recruitment and experience
  • Coordinating research- and student-focused communications with the wider Marketing & Communications- and Student Experience teams.
  • Supporting communication activities and events linked to student recruitment (including open days).