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James Andrews

Marketing and Communications

James Andrews is a communications specialist working in the Communications and Engagement Unit at IDS which is responsible for the coordination, planning and delivery of cross-institutional corporate communications, publishing, marketing and policy engagement.

During his time at IDS, he has helped develop and support the institutional approach to public affairs and policy engagement, worked towards the production of publications and multimedia as well as, project management, handling social media accounts, and event management.

Before joining IDS James was the Media and Communications Facilitator for the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY) for over 2 years. He also holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex.



The need for a fresh approach to the HIV crisis

HIV/AIDS is not just a global health issue but feeds into gender equality, human rights, economic empowerment and education. Viewing the SDGs as a platform from which the barriers to ending AIDS can be overcome by linking them to these wider issues is critical. This was the topic of...

7 March 2019

James Andrews’s recent work


IDS alum Melanie Robinson appointed as the new UK Ambassador to Zimbabwe

Melanie Robinson, who studied at IDS from 1999 – 2001 for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in International Development, has been appointed as the new UK Ambassador to Zimbabwe. After graduating from IDS, Melanie worked in a variety of positions for the Department for International Development...

7 January 2019

Past Event

Intersecting inequalities and accountable relationships: Why so much hype?

From late 2016 to early 2018, researchers from the IDS Participation, Inclusion and Social Change team worked with five partners in (Egypt, Ghana, India, South Africa and Uganda) carrying out participatory research to understand how intersecting inequalities are shaping the daily lives of...

12 December 2018