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Erin MacDermott

Communications Support Officer

Erin MacDermott is a Communications Support Officer at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). She is focused on Public Affairs and Media Relations and works to increase policy engagement with, and impact of, the Institute’s research output across all programmes.

Prior to joining IDS, Erin worked across a variety of public affairs and policy positions, from supporting cultural sector growth in the United Kingdom, to most recently working in Spain to increase public sector awareness and engagement with sustainable agriculture projects.

Erin holds a Bachelor of Science in Politics and Economics from the University of Bristol and a Master of Science in Climate Change, Development and Policy from the Institute of Development Studies. At IDS she is based in the Communications and Engagement Team.

Erin MacDermott’s recent work

Press release

New study shows poorest households trapped in digital poverty cycle

As the UK's cost of living crisis bites, new research shows that 1 in 10 of England’s poorest households (9%) reduce spending on food or clothes to afford phone or home internet, whilst almost 1 in 5 (17%) run out of data before the end of each month. With many essential services now digital...

4 August 2022