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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

IPCC reports on climate mitigation

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today published its  Sixth Assessment Report on the mitigation of climate change. Written by leading climate scientists from around the world, it details the progress made in limiting global emissions and the available mitigation...

7 April 2022


IDS Emeritus Fellow joins Chilean Central Bank Board

IDS Emeritus Professorial Fellow Stephany Griffiths-Jones has been appointed to the Board of the Central Bank of Chile, after receiving 32 votes in favour from the Chilean Senate. A highly regarded economist, Stephany was unanimously voted onto the board, with no abstentions or votes...

15 March 2022