How we communicate

IIED’s Communications Group works to ensure our evidence-based research and analysis has the greatest impact. We provide accessible, fact-based analysis to influential audiences around the world, including policymakers, academics and practitioners. 

At the same time, emerging digital and social media platforms and technologies allow us to engage directly with wider, more diverse audiences, including informed citizens, the private sector and local organisations across the global South.

We want to take an ambitious approach to engagement and listening; building communities, strengthening relationships and creating new connections to make a difference on issues that matter.

To power this approach, IIED commits to maximising its impact through strategic communication. We will work harder to:

  • Truly influence the right audiences 
  • Be led by our ambition for impact and identify engagement activities and content to support this outcome-driven approach  
  • Use media channels as part of these impact strategies, raising IIED’s profile with more diverse audiences, and
  • Enable staff to share their learning and knowledge with colleagues and communicate IIED’s values more strongly.

All this will help us to craft powerful, influential narratives alongside  partner organisations, leveraging diverse formats and channels to share stories and ideas that resonate with key audiences, spur them to take action, and advance IIED's mission to build a fairer, more sustainable world.

Our experts

We are a team of specialists supporting IIED’s strategy and striving to have impact through communications.

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Chris Brody

Web services manager


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Blessing Ekoleya Ikanyi

Data and marketing insights officer


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Clair Grant-Salmon

Head of audience development


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David Lim

Intranet manager


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Anne Schulthess

Marketing manager


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Matt Wright

Website planning and content manager


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Teresa Corcoran

Communications content manager


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Jodie Frosdick

Production manager


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Julie Hill

Group manager


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James Persad
Director of communications


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Jon Sharman

Press officer

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Georgina Diaz

Digital officer


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Rosalind Goodrich

Head of research communications


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Natalie Lartey

Advocacy and engagement manager


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David Sankar

Web services manager


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Juliette Tunstall
Internal engagement and external events manager


Related communications work

Media centre

Resources for journalists, or get a comment, interview or briefing on our work


Links to our latest events, from international conferences to workshops and webinars

IIED online

Where and how to follow IIED across the web, from social media to our other sites

Evidence of impact

A series of case studies evaluating our communications work

Publishing research

We have 7,000 resources in our Publications Library: find out how and what we publish


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