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Dr Susan Kinnear

Dr Susan Kinnear

Director of International Public Relations and Global Communication Management

School of Journalism, Media and Culture

Dr Susan Lilico Kinnear

BA(Hons) Liverpool, MA Salford, PhD Manchester

PGCE, PGCert, PGDip, DipCIPR, MCIPR, MPRCA, MCIM, FHEA

A former journalist and accredited public relations practitioner, Dr Kinnear now heads up JOMEC's industry leading masters in international public relations and global communications, recognised by both the CIPR and PRCA.

A media historian and communications analyst, her research focuses on postcolonial analysis of both international and intranational communications.

Dr Susan Lilico Kinnear is a former journalist (Thomson Reuters and Trinity Mirror), who held senior communications roles in both the public and private sectors before moving into academia. She has delivered contracts for the UK government, blue chip companies, charities, regional development agencies and international organisations.

A specialist in international public relations, she holds a PhD from the University of Manchester, UK, and publishes on both media and public relations history and the impact of postcolonial discourse on global communication.

Forthcoming Book Chapters:

Kinnear, S. (2020), ‘Local Government Public Relations’ in Theaker, A., (ed) The Public Relations Handbook, 6thed, London: Routledge

Publications List:

2019: Post Colonial Studies Association Conference, University of Manchester. A Re-balancing Act: Cultural Pioneering in New Zealand, 1905 to 1969.

2019: Post Colonial Studies Association Conference, University of Manchester, Panel Chair

2019: International History of Public Relations 10thAnniversary Conference, Bournemouth University. Public Relations ‘HER’ STORIES:  Heroine or Heretic? Revising the Influence of Robyn Hyde on National Awareness and Identity in Mid 20thCentury New Zealand.

2019: International History of Public Relations 10th Anniversary Conference, Bournemouth University, Conference Paper Reviewer

2019: International Association for Media and History Conference, Northumbria University. Public Relations ‘HER’ STORIES:  Heroine or Heretic? Revising the Influence of Robyn Hyde on National Awareness and Identity in Mid 20thCentury New Zealand.

2016: Future Talent in Creative Industries Conference: Manchester Metropolitan University. Creative Industries Cluster and Manchester Publicity Association, PR Skills

2014: International History of Public Relations Conference: Bournemouth University. Communicating National Narratives in Early 20thCentury New Zealand

2014: International History of Public Relations 2014 Proceedings: Bournemouth University. Communicating National Narratives in Early 20thCentury New Zealand

2013: Academic Round Table Discussions for Marketing, IIT&L/Moscow State University. Reputation Management and Marketing Communications

2013: The Problems of International Economic Relations, IIT&L, Moscow, The Role of Rhetoric in Public Relations and Corporate Reputation Management

2012: New Zealand Cultures: Sources, Histories, Futures: Birkbeck, University of London. A Balancing Act: Cultural Pioneering in Representations of New Zealand, NZSN

2012: Careers in Public Relations Conference: Manchester Metropolitan University. Communication Models and Marketing Public Relations

2012: Routledge Books: Business and Management (Communications) Book Reviewer

2012:British Academy of Management: Conference Paper Reviewer Marketing and Communications.

2011:Business and Enterprise Research Colloquium: University of Chester. He iwi tahi tatou: Cultural Pioneering in New Zealand

2009: CIPR Online Publications: Public Relations and Communications Strategy: A/N1H1 Influenza (Swine Flu) Vaccination Programme

2008: Higher Education Conference: University of Liverpool. Communications and Public Relations in Tertiary Education