Katie Steels BA (Hons) MCIPR

Professional Support Pathway Head of Communications & Engagement

About Katie Steels

Head of Communications and Engagement, leading the media, web and multimedia, marketing and communications, student engagement, events, public engagement, School Centres and partnerships teams.


Responsible for the strategic planning and delivery of the School’s communications and engagement activities.

I am a member of the School's Management Board and work closely with the Director and Senior Leadership Team.

In my previous roles at the School as Media Manager and Marketing & Communications Manager I led our communications through the Ebola crisis, spearheaded our successful entry for the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2016 award and oversaw the development of our new website (launching late April 2017). 

I joined the School in 2012 with more than a decade of experience working with organisations such as London Health Programmes, Department for Work and Pensions, Sport England, and many NHS trusts and local authorities across England. I have managed numerous multi-award winning communications campaigns on issues including flu vaccination, sexual health, teenage pregnancy, climate change and air quality.

I have a BA in Journalism Studies and previously worked as a radio presenter and freelance journalist. I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and an alumnus of the Aurora programme for women's leadership in higher education.



Other interests

  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Science Communication
  • media relations
  • press
  • social media
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