Phil Riley is Communications Manager for the International Diabetes
Federation (IDF). He is Campaign Director for the World Diabetes
Day campaign, a role he assumed in 2005 for the first year-long
campaign: ‘The IDF Year of the Foot’. Led by Phil, the World
Diabetes Day campaign team were awarded the MIXX Award in 2007 for
Best European New Media Campaign.
Phil was a member of the project management team that drove Phase 1
of the Unite for Diabetes campaign, which resulted in the passage
of United Nations Resolution 61/255 in December 2006. He was Deputy
Chair of the Promotion and Awareness Working Group that planned and
executed the campaign’s media and PR strategy.
Prior to joining the Federation, Phil taught Business Communication
at the University of Antwerp, where he pursued an academic career
with an interest in how discourse, particularly conversational
discourse, is shaped by features of context.
Phil Riley has lived with Type 1 Diabetes for almost 20 years.