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Media contacts

Contact the University of Sydney Media and PR team

Contact details for many media experts can be found in our Find an Expert database

For queries during normal business hours, please contact us on:

For queries outside normal business hours and over the long weekend, please call:

  • M: 0402 972 137*
    *Note this number cannot receive text messages


Shehana Darda-Teixeira
Director, Media and PR 
T: +612 8627 9104
M: 0418 238 373

Verity Leatherdale
Manager, Faculty Media and PR
T: +612 9351 4312
M: 0403 067 342

Rachel Fergus
Central Media Manager
T: +612 9351 2261
M: 0478 316 809

Louise Schwartzkoff (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)
Media and PR Adviser
T: +612 8627 6584
M: 0481 066 021

Tess Gibney
Assistant Media and PR Adviser
T: +612 8627 0246
M: 0479 173 546

Arts and Social Sciences, Law, Conservatorium, Sydney College of the Arts, Architecture

Elissa Blake
Media and PR Adviser
M: 0408 565 604

Sally Quinn
Media and PR Adviser
M: 0438 038 288


Harrison Vesey
Media and PR Adviser
M: 0479 198 803


Luisa Low
Media and PR Adviser
M: 0438 021 390 


Michelle Blowes (Mon, Wed, Thurs)
Media and PR Adviser
M: 0478 303 173

Ivy Shih
Media and PR Adviser
T:+612 8627 9528
M: 0439 160 475


Loren Smith
Media and PR Adviser
M: 0439 438 474

Kobi Print (Mon, Tues)
Media and PR Adviser
T: +612 9036 7589
M: 0481 012 729

Wilson da Silva (Mon, Tues, Wed)
Media and PR Adviser
M: 0421 616 103

Filming on campus

The Media and PR team handles filming and photography requests for news media only. For all other requests, such as those from production companies, film studios or for the purposes of professional photography, please contact our University Venues team.

Venues requests

To book spaces on campus for functions or events please contact our University Venues team.

General queries 

For non-media queries please contact our Information Centre on +61 2 9351 2222,

Find an expert

In line with our institutional values, we expect members of our community to treat others with respect. We request the same courtesy in return, including for our academic experts who share their research and knowledge in the public domain for the benefit of all.