A WINCHESTER psychology graduate has been recruited to a local communications agency.

Rowena Spinks graduated last year with a first in psychology and has now been appointed as a junior executive with 360 integrated PR.

Ms Spinks said: “I am excited to be joining the team at 360 integrated PR.

“This is a rapidly-evolving industry, and I look forward to the challenge of combining psychological theory with traditional PR practice.”

Philip Tutt, partner at the firm, said: “Rowena represents a great example of the city retaining its own graduate talent, which was a key theme of the council’s Cultural Capital conference.

“The image of PR is far removed from reality. Understanding, protecting and developing company reputations is a strategic management discipline, so the skills Rowena possesses will be in high demand.”