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Media Enquiry

Media who would like to arrange interviews with members of our science or corporate teams, or are interested in learning more about any area of our research, should email the Communications Team:

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Media Contacts

Emma Timewell, Communications Manager
Mobile: +64 (0)21 242 9365

Laura Ward, Senior Communications Advisor
Mobile: +64 (0)21 572 813

Maja Burry, Senior Communications Advisor
Mobile: +64 (0)21 609 569

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