Sally Deffor HLAHLA has been joined by a second senior marketing communications executive, Sally Deffor, to help further raise our profile and increase our communications to members and stakeholders.

Sally is an experienced media and communications professional in the nonprofit, research and humanitarian fields, and has worked in Africa, Europe and Asia. She holds a Ph.D. in Digital Media from the University of Central Lancashire (UK), and an MA in Communication for Development from Malmo University (Sweden). She’s most recently been Program Director at Internews Network, while continuing to undertake independent research into news media and science communication. Her latest publication, a book chapter titled “Ebola, and the Reimagining of Health Communication in Liberia” is due to be published by Springer in summer 2019.

Sally was previously volunteer Head of Communications at Contra Nocendi International, Strategic Communications Advisor with The World Bank’s Capacity Building for Results program, Project Coordinator at Open Knowledge International, and Google Policy Fellow 2013, amongst others. She’s an accomplished editor who has edited for the likes of UNV, UN SGAC, L’Osservatorio, and Plan International.

As Communications Executive at HLA, Sally is contributing to strategy development, marketing, and stakeholder engagement efforts.