Katy Harris

Communications Manager

I leads the development of effective communication strategies and approaches that enhance the reputation and impact of ODI’s research on humanitarian issues, conflict and violence, risk and resilience (including climate adaptation), gender and inclusion, politics and governance, digital societies and migration/displacement. I manage a team to deliver strong public affairs, communications outputs and convening activities, while identifying opportunities to link ODI’s research agenda with external political processes and supporting researchers to translate their work into strong policy propositions.

I joined ODI in 2012, leading communications for ODI’s Development Progress, a project which aimed to better understand what’s working and why in international development. Prior to ODI, I spent 5 years managing campaign communications for an international NGO. I completed my degree in Social Anthropology and Development at the University of Edinburgh.