Vivienne Benson works in research communications at the Institute of Development Studies on numerous projects and programmes including Health Systems Global, The Impact Initiative, and the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index. Her role is vital in ensuring that IDS research and knowledge reaches a bigger and more diverse audience and that the institute is able to engage in key policy debates, link different perspectives, and build new relationships.
Research to Action (R2A) is a website catering for the strategic and practical needs of people trying to improve the uptake of development research, in particular those funded by DFID.
We have structured the site and populated it with material that we think will be immediately useful to this audience, but also to development researchers in general who would like to be more strategic and effective in their communications.
R2A is produced by a small editorial team, led by CommsConsult. We welcome suggestions for and contributions to the site.