Media enquiries

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Media team

General media queries

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Head of News - Zoe Paxton

Oversight of media enquiries and news handling issues for the Department and the Secretary of State

News teams

Africa and themes: education, girls and women, health, wealth, trade, governance and institutions

Deputy Head of News- Tanya Holden

Oversees the Africa desk and the following themes: education, girls and women, health, institutions and wealth creation

Senior Communications Officer - Ella Berny

Covers: women, health, institutions and SDGs

Senior Communications Officer - Cordelia Nelson

Covers: Africa, economic development, corruption

Communications Officer - Ashley Winter

Covers: women, health, institutions and SDGs

Communications Officer - Abigail Kent

Covers: Africa, economic development, corruption

Asia, Middle East and themes: conflict, disasters and emergencies, diaspora communications, transparency

Deputy Head of News - Angela Balakrishnan

Oversees the Asia desk and the following themes: conflict, disasters and emergencies, food and hunger, research and transparency and corporate issues

Senior Communications Officer - Christina Murphy

Covers: Asia, disasters and emergencies, overseas territories, ICS, Connecting Classrooms and corporate issues

Communications Officer - Vacant

Covers: Asia, humanitarian, corporate, overseas territories, ICS

Senior Communications Officer - Chris Kiggell

Covers: Conflict and fragile states and match funding schemes

Features and consumer media

Senior Communications Officer - Steph Mann

Covers: consumer, diaspora, features and regional press

Senior Communications Officer- Christy McCurdy

Covers: Scotland and other devolved administrations media

Press office management

Media Office Manager - Anastasiya Kretova

Covers: general queries, budgets, administration

Creative Content Team (multimedia and social)

Creative Content Team

Covers: all creative content, multimedia and online communications (including our website and social media channels)


Main accounts

  • @DFID_UK - follow the main account for all our latest updates
  • @DFID_Press - follow for press releases and resources for journalists
  • @DFID_Research - follow for in depth studies on development

Top officials and staff

Teams and themes

Country offices

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Photos and films

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  • Instagram - pics and clips of our work from the field

Podcasts and presentations

  • SoundCloud - hear our latest podcasts from development experts
  • Prezi - view our interactive slideshows
  • Slideshare - browse our in depth presentations