Simon Cullen

Senior press and PR manager, Communications

A journalist for almost two decades, with a focus on international affairs, climate change and politics.


A specialist in international affairs, with a focus on politics, climate and migration.

Before IIED

  • Journalist at CNN, BBC World, and other broadcasters
  • Communications manager at InfluenceMap


  • Bachelor of commerce, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of journalism, University of Queensland

Current work

  • Design and deliver IIED’s press strategy
  • Expand the reach of IIED’s research through the media
  • Develop and broaden relationships with key media outlets
  • Generate coverage of IIED’s ‘Hidden Handbrakes’ campaign
  • Provide media training to help researchers contribute to public policy debates