Head of Communications & Knowledge Exchange
Work and interests
Oliver leads on communications and knowledge exchange for the MRC Epidemiology Unit. He is responsible for traditional and social media outputs, and works to promote dialogue between researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and other groups. Find out more about our policy and practice work here.
Oliver also teaches Communications skills on the Population Health Sciences MPhil.
For media enquiries, please contact email@example.com / +44 (0)1223 769148
Background and experience
Before taking on his current role across the MRC Epidemiology Unit, Oliver was Knowledge Broker for CEDAR, leading on communications and work with policy and practice. Prior to joining CEDAR, Oliver was Head of Internal and Corporate Communications at Oxford University Hospitals (then Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust). In his time there he worked across a number of communications disciplines: press and PR, stakeholder relations, internal communications, web and social media. He was also a member of the Trust’s service improvement team, safety awareness action group, and was involved in policy and governance development. In 2007-8 he was seconded to the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. Previously, Oliver worked as a researcher for television documentaries and in feature film development, and continues to work as a freelance writer. oliverfrancis.net