Lobbying for support to improve research communications through networking and publishing
Recently involved in evaluations of DFID midterm reviews for research programme consortia as a communications expert and is currently the communications lead in the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation initiative (ESPA) and a communications reviewer for the ESRC/DFID research programme.
BA Hons in Geography from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Joined IIED for the first time in 1977 and in 1980 joined Earthscan, IIED’s then media and communications project. Founder member of Panos (1985) -key roles included a responsibility for the trading company (publishing and photo-library), Head of Media, Head of Information Marketing and finally Acting Director in 1994. Gained aPost Graduate Qualification in Strategic Marketing (1995) and later a consultant to a range of development and research organisations - IDS, Progressio, FOE, IFRTD, IT Publications, People in AID and others – on communications strategy, implementation and mentoring. Joined IIED again in 2005.