Director of Media Relations
Kirsty Walker is Director of UCL Media Relations. A former journalist, Kirsty spent the first 17 years of her career working for national newspapers on the Daily Express and Daily Mail – spending nearly 13 years of her career as a political correspondent based in Westminster. During her reporting career, she covered many world-changing events and travelled with successive British Prime Ministers reporting from places such as Iraq, Afghanistan, the White House and the Kremlin. Kirsty is an experienced broadcaster and has appeared as a political commentator on BBC BB2, ITV, Sky and LBC.
After leaving journalism, Kirsty worked for Westminster-based communications agency iNHouse Communications before joining the civil service as Head of Strategy and Communications, and then Secretariat Director, for the Social Mobility Commission alongside former chair the Rt Hon Alan Milburn.