Anne Liddon

Anne Liddon is Science Communications Manager at the Centre for Rural Economy and School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University. From 2007-2013 she was Science Communications Manager for the UK Research Councils’ Rural Economy and Land Use Programme, leading communications strategy and planning across branding, publications and media relations as well as organising high profile events and activities, including national conferences. Before this she spent over 15 years working in communications in the NHS in increasingly senior roles.

She currently edits and oversees production of the Living With Environmental Change partnership’s Policy and Practice Note series and hosts the Relu network and newsletter which reaches and engages stakeholders and academics across the UK. She provides communications and media handling advice for the School, writes media releases and manages online, web based and electronic communication, writes and edits articles and assists researchers in placing their work in trade and other non-academic publications.

Anne has published in agriculture, archaeology, health and psychology journals and a range of trade magazines, from the RICS Land Journal to Veterinary Record and Farmers’ Weekly, has written restaurant reviews for The Independent and had short stories published and broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Scientific Communications Manager (Newcastle University)