Communications Specialist, Department of Health
Mark Phillips is a Communications Specialist within the Department of Health. Part of his role is concerned with extending the Department’s relationship beyond that of traditional media. Working alongside his colleagues in the Press and Comms Unit he helps design and implement digital content strategies on a variety of Health matters. Safeguarding the Department’s social channels as trusted and expert sources from the increasing misinformation around existing vaccines and health interventions has also become an integral function of his job. Mark is currently supporting the Department on pandemic communications including, public health messaging, NPHET communications, stakeholder engagement, and the SciComm Collective. Prior to his posting with Health, he has worked for numerous Departments and Agencies within Government in a communications capacity. Mark also has considerable experience in video production, is a professional photographer and has brought these passions into this work.