Communications with depth
We live in a time where superficial, fast paced communications are dominating. There is no escaping this, but for real change to come about communications need to have depth.
I am a strategic communications advisor. I offer bespoke advice to clients on how to communicate evidence & ideas specialising in the not-for-profit, global development & think tank sectors.
I am particularly interested in how insights from behavioural & political sciences can help us to change narratives, move conversations on and resolve conflict.
I am an independent consultant & On Think Tanks Associate.
I have worked with governments, academic institutions, donors, NGOs, networks & think tanks in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America & Latin America.
Highlights from my work include:
Setting up & leading the strategic communications unit at the UK-based think tank ODI.
Advising senior teams & management on how to embed communications better in their external strategies & support their staff internally.
Developing & leading communications strategies for programmes & projects with large multi-year budgets (£20 million + ).
Leading communications & audience research.
Producing TV, radio & digital content including documentaries for companies such as the BBC.
How can I help you?
Strategic advice & counsel
I can support you to develop a new communications, engagement or audience strategy or review an existing one.
I can help you to think through your framing, narratives, & messaging.
I advise on team management, internal communications & staffing.
I develop assessments & reviews to evaluate & inform organisational, programme & project design.
Training, coaching & mentoring
I facilitate & run workshops, talks & webinars.
I provide 1:1 or group mentoring & coaching.
Creating policy engagement strategies,
Writing for impact,
Presenting your ideas,
Developing talking points,
The art of framing & storytelling
Writing & Editorial
I write content for clients such as blogs, op-eds, articles, case studies, reports & speeches from scratch or work with existing text.
I provide senior editorial services including copy-editing.
Publications, blogs & articles
I have written a range of blogs, guides, case studies & articles on how to communicate evidence & ideas for change.
Publishers include The Guardian, Oxfam's From Poverty to Power, the London School of Economics, On Think Tanks and ODI.
Past & current include:
The Australian Government (Australia)
Bernard van Leer Foundation (Holland)
Centre for International Forestry Research (Indonesia)
Department for International Development - DFID (UK)
Grand Challenges Canada (Canada)
3ie - International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (Mexico, Italy and India)
Knowledge Sector Initiative (Indonesia)
The Mastercard Foundation (Ghana, Uganda and Canada)
Mekong Economic Research Network (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos)
NWO-WOTRO (Holland and Peru)
Open Society Foundations (USA, UK)
Prindex (DFID/Omidyar Network) (UK/USA)
Rodeemos el Diálogo (Colombia/UK)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (Serbia and Albania)
The World Health Organization (Switzerland)