Gwendolyn Stansbury – Keough School


Gwendolyn Stansbury leads the knowledge management activities of The Keough School, helping to bridge the gap between research, policy and practice by translating the school’s knowledge and research into products and initiatives that engage a wide range of audiences external parties, especially communities of policy and practice, to effect social change.

Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Stansbury was Head of Publications and Library of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, where she developed a publishing strategy focused on the digital to reach a target audience, many of whom seek to, access and share information in a digital environment. While at FAO, Stansbury led an initiative to embed Altmetric badges on key publications in order to track the attention these publications receive from sources such as research blogs, public policy documents, mainstream media public and social media.

From 2006 to 2015, Stansbury worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC, as Director of Communications and Knowledge Management for his last three years. In addition to traditional communication activities, she led the scientific support team, ensuring that IFPRI researchers have the training and resources to increase the visibility of their scientific profiles.

Stansbury has also worked as a consultant for a range of international development / research organizations including the World Bank, CGIAR, and Inter-American Development Bank, and has extensive experience in the areas of research / policy / scholarly communications. She holds a doctorate in history from the University of New England in Australia, an MA in journalism from Columbia University and a BA in history from the University of Michigan. She grew up in a bilingual, bicultural family and speaks Spanish and Italian.


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