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James Georgalakis

Director of Communications and Impact

James is the Director of Communications and Impact at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), helping to shape the Institute’s approach to research communications, strengthening evidence use and evaluating research impact.  As part of the Institute’s Strategic Leadership Group, James manages both IDS’ Communications and Engagement Team and its Knowledge Impact and Policy Team. He is chair of the Fundraising Ethics Committee and the Information and Communications Technology Committee.

He is also currently enrolled at the University of Bath as a Doctoral Candidate in Policy Research and Practice. His research interests relate to the role of networks and relationships in the mobilisation of research knowledge for development.

James has worked in the not-for-profit sector since 2000, predominantly in policy communications and advocacy roles. He joined the international development sector in 2005. Since joining IDS in 2010 he has played a key role in ensuring that IDS research has a real and lasting impact on policy and behaviours and strengthening the positive external perceptions and identity of the Institute.

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Research

Project

The Impact Initiative

Five year initiative that seeks to maximise the impact of research funded by the ESRC DFID Strategic Partnership.

Opinions

Opinion

The bounded mutuality of research-policy partnerships

Engaging research with policy means dealing with the realities of partnering with those whose agendas and mandates differ to your own. The Impact Initiative for International Development Research, which has spent the last four years supporting over two hundred research projects funded by the...

11 June 2019

Opinion

Could INGOs be the future of evidence for development?

Long gone are the days when academic institutions could claim a monopoly on good quality research on development. Many INGOs (international non-governmental organisations) who acquired their initial experience of research as an advocacy tool now have very significant and sophisticated research...

16 May 2019

Publications

James Georgalakis’s recent work