Polly has worked at the University of Suffolk since 2006 and was previously Head of Marketing. During this period Polly developed the External Relations and Marketing Strategy, established the brand and identity, led a number of successful marketing and recruitment campaigns and raised the profile of the University regionally, nationally and internationally. In 2009 Polly established the University's Alumni Association and the Community Engagement Office.
Prior to joining the University Polly worked at Writtle College in Essex, marketing their higher education and further education programmes. Previously Polly worked in events management at the Millennium Dome, large outdoor festivals and in regional theatre.
Polly holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies.
The post of Director of External Relations and Marketing is responsible for the areas of: marketing and communications, press and PR, events and conferencing, student recruitment (UK, EU and International), widening participation and outreach, admissions, community engagement, Ipswich Opportunity Area and the neaco project.