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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

Overview

Dr Susan Lilico Kinnear, ChartPR

BA(Hons) Liverpool, PhD Manchester

PGCE, PGCert, PGDip, MA, DipCIPR, MCIPR, MPRCA, MCIM, MCMI, CMBE, FCIPR, FRSA, FHEA

A former journalist and chartered public relations practitioner, Dr Kinnear (Susan) now heads up JOMEC's industry leading masters programme in International Public Relations and Global Communication Management, recognised by both the CIPR and PRCA.

A specialist in international public relations, Susan holds a PhD from the University of Manchester, UK, and publishes on media, public relations and communications analysis. Her research focuses on:

  • postcolonial analysis of both international and intranational communications
  • digital disruption of traditional business and media models by minority communities
  • equality, diversity and inclusion within the communications workplace
  • national branding and national identify in the promotion of place

After a successful career in media and communications, Susan entered higher education teaching in 2004, launching and then leading both undergraduate and postgraduate public relations, marketing and creative industries programmes at a number of UK universities, before joining JOMEC in 2019.  

Susan is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the Royal Society for Arts and Commerce, and was appointed in recognition of her contribution to the profession through communications expertise and education. She provides industry consultancy and knowledge exchange for international communications, leadership and stakeholder management.  Her specialist professional area is digital communications and she currently serves as a Senior Examiner of the CIPR.

Biography

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.

Publications

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Books and Book Chapters:  

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

Publications and Conferences:          

2020: International Journal of Corporate Communications. ‘He Iwi tahi tatou’: Aotearoa and the legacy of state sponsored national narrative, Vol 25, Issue 3, Emerald

2020: (Co-authored) CIPR Public Sector Advisory Group, LPS London Communicating in the Covid 19 Crisis

2020: (Co-authored) CIPR Public Sector Advisory Group, LPS London Crisis Communication Debrief and Review

2020: (Co-authored) NHS Confederation Wales Advisory Paper, Cardiff University Effective Media Management during the Coronavirus Outbreak.

2020: (Co-authored) NHS Confederation Wales Advisory Paper, Cardiff University Advice for Journalists covering Covid 19.

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 10th Anniversary Conference, Bournemouth University. Public Relations ‘HER’ STORIES:  Heroine or Heretic? Revising the Influence of Robyn Hyde on National Awareness and Identity in Mid 20th Century 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. Cultural Nationalism and National Media in Mid 20th Century 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 20th Century New Zealand

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

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