Delia is a London-based communications expert with over 20 years of experience as a writer, editor and public speaking coach. She brings together an unusual mix of rigorous, analytic thinking with an authentic, accessible voice.
Delia holds a PhD. in political science from Stanford University and has taught public policy and international development at MIT and The University of Chicago. During 2001-2, she was a Senior Development Adviser at the United States Treasury Department, where she was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow.
Most recently, Delia was the Head of Policy and Research Insight at BBC Media Action, the BBC’s International development charity, where she oversaw commissioning, editing and disseminating all policy and research outputs. A seasoned journalist, Delia’s reporting and commentaries have appeared in outlets including The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Washington Post and The BBC World Service.
Delia blogs about the journey of adulthood on her popular blog, RealDelia, and is a visiting fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing. She has designed and delivered workshops in writing, speaking and leadership skills for clients in the higher education, non-profit and private sectors.