Clare Parker BSc, MSc, MA, Founding.Chart PR, MCIPR, MPRCA

Head of Communications


Tel: +44 (0)300 067 5600
Tel direct: +44 (0)300 067 5725
Fax: +44 (0)1420 23653

Forest Research
Alice Holt Lodge
Surrey GU10 4LH

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 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 first ‘Inspire’ senior talent programme.

Current role

Head of Communications

Responsible for leading the communications team, ensuring the FR maximises its knowledge exchange activities and communicates its relevance and impact. The role covers the development and co-ordination of internal and external communications and engagement activities, and acts as the guardian of the FR brand.    

Other affiliations and responsibilities

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