Cluster

Knowledge, Impact and Policy

The Knowledge, Impact and Policy (KIP) team leads and supports programme and project knowledge mobilisation, policy analysis and research uptake and communications.

This creative and experienced team seeks to work in collaboration with internal and external partners from the inception to the delivery of a programme or project. We apply a range of knowledge exchange approaches to the design and delivery of research programmes and share learning to strengthen the development research sector to do the same.

The KIP team expertise and experience falls into five principle categories:

Monitoring, evaluation and learning for impact: We support projects and organisations to design and implement effective monitoring and evaluation frameworks and develop theories of change. We also facilitate learning around research impact and support reflective learning as a key component of impactful research projects and development programmes.

Evidence into use: We work to inform research design that integrates knowledge exchange and stakeholder engagement mechanisms from the start. This includes capacity/learning support for internal knowledge management strategies, design of research programme uptake strategies and facilitation of engagement strategies to bring together stakeholders into effective networks and communities of practice.

Digitally enabled knowledge exchange: We advocate for the “thoughtful use of technology”, in effectively curating and sharing knowledge. We have the technical and editorial skills to design and develop innovative digital research communications products, to advise on best practise in the use of digital technologies for knowledge exchange and to build the capacity of others to make good use of openly available tools.

Research Communications: Generating high quality accessible products designed for maximum engagement including the IDS Bulletin.

Capacity building and mutual learning: Through programmes and projects and providing short courses for institutions and individuals we work at the interface between research evidence and policy and practice.

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Kelly Shephard

Head of Knowledge, Impact and Policy

k.shephard@ids.ac.uk

+44 (0)1273 915795

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Kelly Shephard

Head of Knowledge, Impact and Policy

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Alan Stanley

Digital Knowledge Manager

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Louise Clark

MEL Manager

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Alison Norwood

Publications Manager

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James Georgalakis

Director of Communications and Impact

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Alice Webb

Digital Knowledge Coordinator

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Alison Ashlin

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Specialist

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Alistair Scott

Knowledge Officer

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Ashley Kuchanny

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist

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Emilie Wilson

Communications Officer

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Emma Greengrass

Editorial Coordinator

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Jessica Meeker

Knowledge Officer

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Poppy Bardwell

Project Support Officer

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Sarah Goodier

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Specialist

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Tracy Zussman

Publications and Data Coordinator

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Vivienne Benson

Communications Officer

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Tina Nelis

Learning Coordinator

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Beth Richard

Production Editor

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Paul Knipe

Research and Learning Programme Manager

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Alice Shaw

Editorial Coordinator - K4D

Projects

Project

The Impact Initiative

Four year initiative that will seek to maximise the impact of research funded by the ESRC DFID Strategic Partnership.

Recent work

Past Event

Picturing change: Oil development in rural northern Kenya

This photographic exhibition tells the story of changing lives and livelihoods in Lokichar, a small town in Turkana County, and surrounding villages that are at the centre of northern Kenya’s oil frontier. This exhibition will be opened by the Labour MP for Kemptown and member of the...

9 November 2018