MRC press office
The MRC press office is the link between MRC scientists and the media. The team provides the press with access to MRC scientists' expertise by publicising research discoveries and finding experts for comment. It handles enquiries from print, online and broadcast journalists, documentary makers and press officers from other organisations. The press office also provides corporate information to the media and reports on recent research findings on the MRC news page.
The press office team
Phone: 020 7395 2345
Chief Press Officer
Tel: 020 7395 2273
Senior Press Officer
Tel: 020 7395 2276
Senior Press Officer
Tel: 020 7395 2274
To contact the press office out of office hours phone: 07818 428 297
If you are a journalist and would like to be added to the MRC press release list please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not a member of the media but would like to receive MRC news and press releases please sign up to our RSS feeds.
Experts: Contact us to arrange an interview with an MRC scientist or staff member
Press releases: Email us your contact and publication details to be added to our press release list.
About the MRC:
For MRC funded scientists
The MRC press officers write press releases and web stories and record audio interviews for podcasts to help scientists tell the story of MRC funded research. We are available out of hours to help you to respond to media interest in your work or opinion. Please phone 07818 428 297 if you need to contact us outside office hours.
When to contact a press officer:
If you'd like help to prepare for a media interview
If you have had a paper accepted for publication
If you are working on a press release with your university press office about MRC funded research
If you are interested in media training
If you'd like to receive our daily news brief (round up of medical research stories in the lay print press)
Beyond the press office:
The MRC also has regional communications managers who provide support for communications activities for staff in MRC units, centres and institutes, they are:
For other Press Officers
If you plan to mention the MRC or MRC funded research in a press release please let us know in advance as we often receive media calls in response. If your organisation plans to issue a press release about an MRC funding award please contact us to verify figures.