Communications Advisory Forum

A Communications Advisory Forum is supporting the Communications Team in identifying and promoting science stories within the School. Join the group!

The School of Informatics is a large institution and a lot of newsworthy communication tends to fall through the cracks. We would like to ensure it doesn’t. We have set up an advisory group that help us to identify scientific breakthroughs and discoveries that are of interest to the public, as well as any stories and issues that should be communicated internally within the School.

We meet roughly once a month to discuss recent newsworthy developments within the school.

We are looking for representatives from all institutes, so if you’re interested in science communication and would like to shape our School’s communications, please email us on

Members of the Communications Advisory Forum

CAF Members
Vaishak Belle CISA
Maria Wolters ILCC
Myrto Arapinis LFCS
Vladimir Ivan IPAB
Paul Patras PE Officer/ICSA
Ian Simpson ANC
Keith Edwards Business Development Officer
John McAleese Business Development Officer
Ahmed El-Rais Business Development Officer
Kasia Kokowska Communications & Outreach Manager
Sarah Taylor Communications & Recruitment Officer
Ségo Gallus Web & Social Media Coordinator
Neil Heatley Head of Informatics Student Services
Catriona Kelly Press Office
Katie Fowler Development & Alumni
Qais Patankar Student rep
Elena Lapé PR, Student Voices
Ojasvi Jalal Hoppers