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Sophie Robinson

External Affairs Officer

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

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

At IDS, her role has a particular focus on external events and policy engagement.



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


Vice President of The Gambia Isatou Touray to deliver the IDS Annual Lecture

Women’s rights activist, IDS alum and now Vice President of The Gambia, Isatou Touray, will deliver the 2019 IDS Annual Lecture on Thursday 5 December.  Entitled ‘From dictatorship to democracy: the role of women in politics in The Gambia’ Vice President Touray will explore how The Gambia...

21 November 2019