Patricia is Director of External Relations at the University of Plymouth and has over 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, and admissions. She leads a team of professional staff responsible for marketing, communications, recruitment, admissions, development and alumni relations. Former to this, Patricia had been Director of Marketing and Communications at Birmingham City University, a post she held for five-and-a-half years. She was responsible for reputation and recruitment and contributed to a significant increase in student numbers. She also has experience in the private schools and health sector and is a qualified journalist.