Strategic Communications and Public Affairs

Strategic Communications and Public Affairs (SCAPA) is the University's central point for public affairs, internal and external communication, media relations, community engagement, public lectures and outreach, government relations and VIP visits and protocol.

The Public Affairs team helps to promote the activities and operations of the University to external and internal communities. The team manage major University events, including the ANU Commencement Address, State of the University, the ANU Foundation Day, Meet the Author series, Eat, Drink and be Literary series and the Lions Oratory competition. The Public Affairs team produces the ANU Reporter magazine, the University's Annual Report, On Campus and Experience ANU newsletters and the Experience ANU website.

The Strategic 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. The team works closely with academics to develop news stories and with news organisations to generate media coverage. The team also manages the ANU Newsroom website and the ANU Experts Guide

The Government Relations team, which includes VIP visits and protocol, fosters the University’s relationship with Parliament and Government. The team coordinates submissions to parliament, background briefings and parliamentary engagement activities, and provides advice, high-quality analysis and expertise on relevant regulatory issues and supports academics working in the policy space.

Our Multimedia team produces photography and videos for our publications, social media, websites, ANU TV on YouTube, MOOCs for ANUx and operates the LiveU broadcast commentary service. The team operates a professional studio to help journalists and news organisations from around Australia and the world connect with ANU experts.

 

Our teams & contacts

Functional

Name
Contact details
Director Communications 
Phone +61 2 6125 8399
Emergency SMS system 
Events 
Phone +61 6125 4144
Government relations 
Phone +61 6125 3549
Internal Communications Team 
Phone +61 2 6125 2343
Media team 
Phone +61 2 6125 7979
VIP visits and protocol 
Phone +61 2 6125 0129

People

Name
Contact details
Senior Government Relations Adviser
Phone 02 6125 9525
Senior Internal Communications Coordinator
Phone 61 2 6125 2343
Manager, Engagement and Communication (Kambri)
Phone 0431226067
Director
Phone +61 2 6125 8399, 0478 337 706
Senior Media Communications officer
Phone 02 6125 0085
Media Communications officer
Phone 02 6125 0027, 0436694750
Media Communications Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 5210
Assistant Multimedia Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 9313
Associate Director, Public Affairs
Phone +61 2 6125 6658, 0436 689 681
Multimedia Communications Officer
Phone 61 2 6125 5933
VIP Visits and Protocol Coordinator
Phone +61 2 6125 0129, +61 424 016 978
Internal Communications Coordinator
Phone +61 2 6125 0259, 0478 337 739
Manager, Multimedia Communication & Production
Phone +61 481 036 022, +61 2 6125 9313
Assistant Communications and Public Affairs Officer
Phone + 61 2 6125 0162
Multimedia Communications Officer – Graphic Design
Phone 02 6125 7670
Events and Public Lectures Coordinator
Phone +6 12 6125 4144
Manager, Strategic Communications (ANU Media)
Phone +61 2 6125 7988, +61 436 605 635
Editor, ANU Reporter
Phone +61 2 6125 4171
Senior Communications and Public Affairs Officer
Phone +61 2 6125 7081
Senior Communications Officer (Humanities and public policy)
Phone  +61 2 6125 8486, +61 418 307 213
Senior Media Communications Officer
Phone  +61 2 6100 3486