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Sophie Robinson

External Affairs Manager

Sophie is a communications professional with expertise in public affairs, media relations and event management.

Over the past fifteen years, her experience has spanned the private and not-for-profit sectors, including working on major public-facing campaigns at the UK housing charity Shelter and the Big Lottery Fund.

At IDS she is based in the communications and engagement team, leading on external influencing activities and policy engagement.  She also manages media relations and the IDS Annual Lecture.




The Modern Slavery Trap: Bonded Labour

IDS Modern Slavery Briefing;

International enterprises, sex work, organised crime groups, and exploitative recruitment agencies have dominated the discussion on modern slavery in recent years. However, while this work is important, it is just the tip of the iceberg.

15 May 2018

Sophie Robinson’s recent work

Past Event

Ukraine – global development and economic implications?

The world has been reeling in shock at the devastation being caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Beyond the grave and urgent humanitarian needs for the people of Ukraine, and the millions now displaced, the impacts of the war will potentially be wide reaching and have long-term...

16 March 2022