Getting to Know

Getting to Know

Tamsin Gray

Fitness fanatic Tamsin Gray has been tasked with transforming the Rowett Institute’s digital media presence. It’s still early days but find out how she’s making her mark and what she likes to do in her spare time.

1. Tell us about your role at the University

I work as the Communications and Digital Media Officer for the Rowett Institute so my role focuses on promoting the work the institute does, particularly research supported by RESAS. Social media is my main focus – creating content to showcase events, research and visits to the institute and engaging with stakeholders and the public.

2. How do you usually start your day?

Every day starts with some social media scrolling before a walk with my two spaniel crosses around Ellon followed by breakfast.

3. What brought you to the University of Aberdeen?

I studied an LLB Hons Degree in Law at Aberdeen and loved the atmosphere of the university. When the job came up, I jumped at the chance to work here. Growing up in Aberdeenshire, it’s nice to stay local and return to a respected establishment like the University for employment.

4. What’s your favourite thing about your job?

Speaking to people – it’s such a sociable role and I get to interact with a wide range of individuals and teams. The work is also varied and incredibly interesting, especially when any of the research is involved. I’m also a bit of a fitness nut so learning about the nutrition and health findings is fascinating.

5. What are your work priorities at the moment?

My current focus is rebuilding the Rowett’s social media. I’m hoping to make the social channels cohesive and engaging, with lots of opportunities for interaction. The overarching priority is showcasing the institute in a positive manner and making it accessible to internal and external stakeholders.

6. How do you like to relax outside work?

In my spare time, I love to run and jump rope. As part of that, I have a fitness-focused Instagram account so I can usually be found flicking through it and uploading reels daily. I also love walks with my dogs and time with friends and family.

04 August 2022