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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


The Prosperity Fund in Mexico – building partnerships to improve health

The Prosperity Fund’s Better Health Programme in Mexico aims to improve health care in the country by promoting a more inclusive and evidence-based response to the growing challenge of prevention, treatment and management of non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. It is...

19 February 2020


UK-Africa Investment Summit – Five principles for a progressive trade policy

Today the UK Government is hosting the UK-Africa Investment Summit, which aims to promote the UK as a key investment partner for Africa and ‘create new lasting partnerships that will deliver more investment, jobs and growth.’ Researchers at IDS have been looking at the benefits and risks of...

20 January 2020