Chris Larkin

Director of Impact

As Director of Impact, Chris works to bring impact to the fore in IDEO.org’s design process. She supports design teams in development of impact frameworks and leads integration of lean measurement that can rigorously evidence impact at scale.  

Prior to joining IDEO.org, Chris led research and evaluation with a number of creative organisations in the fields of international development and social impact. As Director of Evidence at Girl Effect and Research Manager at BBC Media Action, she gained particular experience with media, branded communications and digital approaches to social and behavior change. 

Chris holds an MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology, and a Bachelor’s in Applied Psychology.  She has worked extensively in East Africa and has lived in Dublin, London, Yangon and New York. When she’s not traveling between IDEO.org’s New York and San Francisco studios, Chris can be found exploring New York by bike, enjoying live music, or hand-binding notebooks at home with a strong coffee. 

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