Press Office

Welcome to the Press and Communications Office of the Academy of Medical Sciences. 

The press office is staffed from 09.00-17.00, Monday - Friday. 

For further information on Academy projects or to register to receive embargoed press releases please contact Naomi Clarke,

For out-of-hours enquiries call Dr Claire Bithell, Head of Communications, on 07969 082520 or Naomi Clarke, Senior Communications Officer, on 07903 158979.

Click here to view previous press releases from the Academy


For enquires relating to coronarvirus, we are working directly with - and strongly recommended contacting in the first instance - the Science Media Centre (

Our Press Office can be contacted directly via Dr Claire Bithell, Head of Communications,, 07969 082520 and Naomi Clarke, Senior Communications Officer,, 07903 158979.

We want to hear from Academy Fellows or researchers who are interested in talking to the media about COVID-19. If you feel your area of work is not being covered, are involved in ongoing research, or want to comment on the news of the day to help people understand the evolving pandemic, please get in touch with Dr Claire Bithell,

For more information on our ongoing work on COVID-19 please visit our coronavirus hub page.

Comment from Academy Fellows

If you would like to speak to one of our Fellows for comment on a particular story please contact the Press Office.  You can search for individual Fellows and their research areas using the searchable Fellows directory.

The Academy’s Fellows are drawn from laboratory science, clinical academic medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, medical and nursing care and other professions allied to medical science.

The diversity of talent amongst our Fellows ensures that the Academy is able to deal with complex health issues, which extend beyond the traditional boundaries of medicine. It is their knowledge, influence and resources that are the Academy’s most powerful assets.

Previous media work

Click here to view previous press releases from the Academy

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