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Hannah Corbett

Head of Communications and Engagement

Hannah leads the Communications and Engagement team which is responsible for the coordination, planning and delivery of cross-institutional corporate communications, publishing, marketing and policy engagement.

Hannah has fifteen years of communications and policy engagement experience working in, and with, academic institutions as well as organisations in the charitable, public and private sectors.

Since joining IDS she has helped develop and strengthen the institutional approach to external affairs and marketing, as well as designed and delivered  policy engagement training for postgraduate students, IDS staff and international research organisations and think tanks.

Prior to joining IDS, she worked in a communications consultancy providing strategic communications and engagement advice and running high profile political events for a wide range of clients including charities, unions, industry bodies and businesses.





Engaging Research with Policy and Practice

How can research evidence influence policy and practice? This Learning Guide seeks to draw out some of the key lessons from on successful approaches and impact lessons on effective use of research evidence to engage policy and practice.

1 November 2016

Hannah Corbett’s recent work


Sir David Attenborough backs new report on plastic pollution

Sir David Attenborough has backed a new report revealing the stark health impacts of plastic pollution and rubbish on world’s poorest people.  The report has been co-authored by international relief and development agency Tearfund, conservation charity Fauna and Flora International, IDS and...

14 May 2019