An aerial view of Singleton Campus and the bay opposite
Dr Sian Rees holding a camera

Professor Sian Rees

Professor, Media

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602636

Email address

Office - 107
First Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Sian Rees is a Professor at Swansea University specialising in public relations, marketing and branding. She is Head of the School of Culture and Communication and also lectures within the department of Media & Communication. Sian is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a recipient of the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award. During her London-based industry career Sian worked for Michael Heseltine’s Haymarket Publishing organisation as Publishing Director for the Stuff and What Hi-Fi? Group of magazines and was managing director of her own marketing and PR consultancy. Industry experience has included developing and implementing strategic PR and marketing campaigns for FMCG, retail, entertainment, medical, education and technology sectors. Sian has also worked as the Strategic Marketing Manager here at Swansea University prior to lecturing.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Public Relations
  • Branding
  • Corporate Communications
  • Reputation Management
  • Employability in Higher Education

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Sian’s teaching focus has been on embedding employability skills and learning within the curriculum and she continues to work with a variety of commercial and public sector organisations to facilitate work placement experience and opportunities for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has presented and developed an ontology of employability within higher education.

Research Award Highlights Collaborations