Delia Lloyd is a writer and communication consultant with particular expertise in non-fiction and academic writing, as well as blogging, journalism and editing.
Delia’s personal essays and reporting have appeared in a variety of major international media outlets including The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Washington Post and The BBC World Service. Her popular personal blog, Real Delia, explores the journey of adulthood, and she is a regular contributor to two websites exploring women’s fulfilment as they age: Better After 50 and Sixty and Me. In 2017-18, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, where she wrote a collection of personal essays about swimming and adulthood.
Delia has also had an accomplished career in policy and research. She holds a PhD in political science from Stanford University and has taught on the faculty of MIT and The University of Chicago. She served as a Senior Development Advisor at The United States Treasury Department and worked as Head of Policy and Research Insight at the BBC’s international development charity, BBC Media Action.
Delia has training in coaching and mentoring. She has edited numerous policy briefings, research reports and blogs and has provided feedback on a range of fiction and non-fiction manuscripts. She is currently launching a consulting company that will help people to communicate more authentically in their personal and professional lives.
Delia is a wonderful and warm coach – she worked to understand my writing, content and audience, before then creating a personalized programme of practical actions to enable me to move forward with my writing. Providing some brilliant practical exercises that I could apply to my writing going forward. Katie – Social Impact Professional