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Theo Hannides

Research Manager, BBC Media Action, Research & Learning team

Theo Hannides works as Research Manager in the areas of resilience and humanitarian response for BBC Media Action in the Research & Learning team in London. This includes assisting local researchers and project teams to use different types of research and methodologies in crises to rapidly and continuously assess need and develop frameworks for assessing the effectiveness of media in crisis.
Theo's work in the Communications for Development Sector expand for over ten years with a particular focus and interest on capacity building, training, participatory research and evaluation and emergency response. She has previously worked with small, media based NGOs and agencies predominantly in the UK, India and Nepal, providing training in using media for community based development, and humanitarian response. 
Theo completed a Master’s degree at the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice in Oxford and focused on the role of media in multiple strands of development, including community development, conflict and emergency response. She began her career as a radio producer, creating radio features for international audiences learning English.