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Clare Parker


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Clare joined Forest Research in June 2017 from the Ministry of Defence, where she worked in a number of communications roles including media relations, strategic communication, analysis and media training. She has wide experience working across UK and international governments in communications planning, evaluation and audience analysis. Clare also volunteers for the Civil Service Lifeboat Fund.

Clare gained her MA in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester in 2008. Her MSc is in Strategic Communications Leadership from the University of Huddersfield in 2016, which was the culmination of the Government Communication Service’s (GCS) first ‘Inspire’ senior talent programme.

In 2018 she was named as one of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations “70 at 70” in recognition for her work in communications evaluation and volunteering.

She is currently researching a PhD part time with the University of Huddersfield.


  • Founding Chartered Practitioner and Member, Chartered Institute of Public Relations
  • Freeman, City of London Company of Public Relations Practitioners
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