Howard Hudson MA

Head of Communications

Howard Hudson joined UNU-MERIT in 2011 and was made Head of Communications in 2018. He has some 20 years' experience in political communications, working across four continents with EU and UN agencies, Chatham House, and Amnesty International.

Over the last few years, Howard has co-led a range of major projects including:
- An introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals: commissioning and editing research commentary from across the UNU network;
- The UNU Jargon Buster: gathering partners including the OECD, UN Women, and WTO while reaching a global audience of millions via the Reuters newswire;
- The Reach and Turn science reporting series: training hundreds of journalists, researchers, and policymakers worldwide, while sharing a stage with a BBC presenter, a Dutch ambassador, and a Pulitzer prize-winning data storyteller.

Howard has worked on several hundred publications while at UNU: editing policy briefs and research reports for national governments and UN agencies, placing op-eds in among others The Conversation, and launching a series of immersive Shorthand articles in 2019.

Howard gained an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent, UK before starting a research doctorate at the University of Bologna, Italy in 2004.