Samantha Reddin

Samantha Reddin

Communications and Impact Manager

Samantha has been a communications and media specialist for 28 years and has worked in international development communications since 2006 at IDS. She has a long history of working with international partners and donors as part of large research programme consortiums, mobilising and strengthening knowledge on issues including health systems, reproductive health and rights, nutrition, sanitation and child labour. 

As a member of the management and proposal writing team for many of these programmes, she had responsibility for developing and implementing communications strategies, knowledge exchange and mutual learning initiatives with a number of southern partner organisations, leading communication skills training courses and managing budgets. She is also an experienced website manager and editor and publications coordinator. 

She currently leads a team of 7 knowledge specialists working on research communications and knowledge management across disciplines, sectors and the Institute’s research and professional teams.  She lived and volunteered in Madagascar for two years and also lived and worked in Fiji from 2018 – 2020. 



Covid Collective Research Platform

The Covid Collective Research Platform will offer a rapid social science research response to inform decision-making on some of the most pressing Covid-19 related development challenges.


Transform Nutrition West Africa

Transform Nutrition West Africa is a  regional  platform  to  enable  effective  policy  and  programmatic  action  on  nutrition. The  problem Despite  limited  progress  to  date,  we  now  see  a  growing  political  commitment  to  address  the  high  rates ...



7 principles for doing meaningful research communications

At IDS, we believe that evidence-based research plays a vital role in bringing about a more equitable and sustainable world. And to achieve this, we are committed to communicating research beyond academic audiences and journal articles. However, we are very aware of the responsibility we...

15 February 2022


Stories of change in nutrition

This week sees the launch of the book Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition which brings together stories of improving nutrition from the past five decades by Transform Nutrition. Sam Reddin, Research Uptake Manager tells us more.

30 June 2016


Samantha Reddin’s recent work


Listening to children must be key to UK’s strategy on child labour

A new report from a cross-party group of MPs calls for the UK Government to strengthen its modern slavery strategy and more support for children moved out of harmful child labour as a result of regulation, such as education or social protection. The report ‘Child Labour: strengthening the...

6 June 2023

Past Event

The impact of evidence in a pandemic in low and middle income countries

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the UKCDR COVID CIRCLE Researcher Community, invite you to join them for a Fireside Chat on 'The Impact of Evidence in a Pandemic: How has Covid-19 shaped the engagement of research with policy and practice in Low- and Middle-Income...

27 June 2022