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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


IDS Director attends 2019 Sustainable Development Forum in Beijing

Around 600 participants from governments, academia and businesses across China and internationally gathered together in Beijing to discuss accelerating progress against the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (Global Goals).  The conference also hosted the launch of...

30 October 2019


Civic space and participation critical to meeting Global Goals

IDS researchers will join international partners at the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to call for a greater focus on participation and recognising, respecting, promoting and fulfilling human rights for all, as well as tackling the problem of closing...

8 July 2019


IDS Director calls out unfair and damaging visa system

IDS Director, Professor Melissa Leach, has highlighted how a prejudiced UK visa system that is refusing visas for African researchers is undermining international collaborations and efforts to tackle global challenges such as the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

10 June 2019


Recommendations for G20 on achieving Universal Health Coverage

Recommendations from a group of health experts, including IDS Research Fellow Dr Gerald Bloom, highlight the vital role that the G20, who are due to gather in Japan in June 2019, can play in achieving universal health coverage (UHC).  UHC is a key target articulated in the United Global Goals...

24 May 2019