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Kirsty Cunningham

Senior Communications Adviser

I’ve worked with communicating U4’s research and services since 2005. My goal is that development actors find and understand our resources. We have to present what we know in the most helpful way. I enjoy exploring formats and channels that reach people who can apply our knowledge in development policy, practice, and advocacy.

Areas that I cover include audience development, copy-editing, the website, publications admin, social media, newsletters and reporting. I have also done print layout, performance monitoring, and user surveys . In the past I was responsible for events management, online courses, project administration and finance.

I studied languages and law as an undergraduate at UWE in Bristol and a postgraduate degree in development studies at SOAS, London.