ANU Communications and Engagement

ANU Communications and Engagement (ACE) is the University's central point for internal and external communication, media relations, the University’s public events program, University Traditions and multimedia communications activities.

The Corporate Communications and Engagement team promotes the activities and operations of the University to external and internal communities. The team manages major University events, including the ANU Commencement Address, State of the University, the ANU Foundation Day, On Campus and Experience ANU newsletters and the Experience ANU website. The team also provides communications support to the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and University Executive, delivers the communications activities relating to the University’s strategic priorities, and is responsible for reputational risk management, in cooperation with the Media and Communications team.

The Media and Communications team (also known as the ANU Media Office) is the newsroom of the University. This team of communications specialists provides our academics with support and training in media engagement including helping to write media releases, place opinion pieces, and preparation for interviews, and support with digital and social media communications. The team works closely with academics to develop news stories and with news organisations to generate media coverage. The team also produces ANU Reporter and manages the ANU Newsroom website and the ANU Experts Guide. The Digital Communications Manager within this team manages the University’s social media accounts.

Our Multimedia team produces engaging and informative content for ANU publications, social media, websites and ANU TV. This work encompasses the full spectrum of multimedia production; live streaming, editorial photography, infographics, podcasting and narrative video production. The team also operates ANU Media Studio which connects our researchers to radio and television audiences around the world.

Our teams & contacts


Contact details
ANU Reporter 
Chief Communications Officer, ACE 
Phone +61 2 6125 8399
Corporate Communications 
Phone +61 6125 4144
Executive Communications 
Phone +61 2 6125 7979
Phone +61 2 6125 9313


Contact details
Chief Communications Officer
Shruti Bhatnagar 
Events and Engagement Officer
Digital Communications Manager and Editor of ANU Reporter
Senior Media Communications Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 2343, +61 439 362 537
Project and Engagement Manager
Executive Communication Advisor
Phone +61 2 6125 5210
Media Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 0027, +61 436 694 750
David Fanner 
Multimedia and Production Officer
Phone +61 418 300 605
Assistant Multimedia Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 9313
Associate Director, Media and Communications
Phone +61 2 6125 1236, +61 436 803 488
Communications Officer
Phone +61 418 460 642
Multimedia and Production Manager
Phone +61 481 036 022, +61 2 6125 9313
Associate Director, Corporate Communications & Engagement
Phone +61 436 809 949
Elaine Obran 
Digital Communications Assistant and Senior Writer for ANU Reporter
Phone +61 478 337 739
Dharmesh Panvelkar 
Events Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 7081
Katharine Pierce 
Project and Communications Manager
Phone +61 450 671 539
Events and Engagement Officer
Phone +61 6125 4144
Abby Sykes 
Corporate Communications Manager
Phone +61 417 041 421
Digital Designer
Phone +61 414 372 318