Subject Area Coordinator Public Relations, Queensland University of Technology

I am a researcher and educator in community and stakeholder engagement, dialogue, and public relations. I lecture at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, QUT Business School. I teach in areas including public relations theory, techniques, and management, and community consultation and engagement. I worked in public relations in England for clients including the Rugby Football Union and British Coal. In 1997 I moved back to Australia, where I gained a Bachelor’s degree in Communication (including the Griffith University medal), and a first class Honours degree in Arts. I joined Bond University as a Postgraduate Fellow at the end of 2004, before moving on to my current role at QUT in July 2006. My PhD was on the topic of the role of dialogue in relationships between organisations and their stakeholders. My scholarship draws on the work of many scholars of dialogue, discussion, and discourse and focuses on the practical limitations of carrying out these forms of communication in public relations practice. My current research focuses on the relationship between dialogue and engagement, and on the implementation of dialogue in different contexts.

Experience

  • –present
    Subject Area Coordinator Public Relations, Queensland University of Technology

Education

  • 2014 
    Queensland University of Technology, PhD