Bev Cousins

Communications Manager
Communications Team
Office address
Room 179, Manor Road Building, University of Oxford

My role sits within the Connected Communications Service (CCS). The CCS is a shared service communications team in the Social Sciences Division. Essentially, we act as an internal communications consultancy for the departments/schools/faculties who have signed up to our services.

Prior to joining the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) in August 2023, I worked as Communications Officer for the Department of Economics, (University of Oxford) and before that as a Marketing and Communications Officer at Birmingham City University. My first role at Oxford was in Alumni Communication at Lincoln College, Oxford (2012-2015).

I have delivered various print projects, social media campaigns, press releases and creative digital content, including a flagship film for the Department of Economics. I also managed the portfolio of communication channels for Economics, working out the most effective way to disseminate information to a wide range of audiences.


My role focuses on:

  • DPIR communications strategy;
  • Project management, including website development and departmental publications;
  • Press releases and media liaison;
  • Communications best practice, policies, advice and training;
  • and line-management of the Website Officer, Alumni and Events Officers, and OxPol blog team.

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