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|Position||Deputy Head of School CCA|
|Area||School of Communication & Creative Arts|
|Phone||+61 3 522 71269|
|Location||Waurn Ponds (Room ic1.206)|
|Role and profile||
Kristin's PhD and research interests focus on the relationship between communication and social change, especially in and between sub-political movements and public relations. Her research around grassroots activism and critical public relations is published in Australia and internationally.
An experienced media and communication practitioner, Kristin has operated her own consultancy, and at various times, worked in-house as a publicist, as a video producer and director and as a public relations administrator. She has drawn extensively on her experience as a media specialist and academic researcher to provide students with new intellectual perspectives in communication, delivered through unusual pedagogies and innovative learning resources such as online role play and virtual workplace simulations.
|Teaching responsibilities||Activism, Public Relations and Ethics, Communication and Citizenship|
|Research interests||Critical public relations, politics, activism, public communication, ethics, citizenship, community consultation, stakeholder, critical community engagement|
|Current research projects||
Kristin is working on a monograph around activism and social change titled: Public Relations, Activism, and Social Change: Speaking Up for Routledge Research (New York)
She is also collaborating with Associate Professor Christine Daymon (Murdoch University WA) on an edited collection around gender and public relations Titled: ‘Gender and Public Relations, Critical Perspectives of Image, Voice, Identity’. (Routledge New Directions in Communications Research series)
In 2009 Kristin was awarded the PRism Prize ($1,500 NZD): for the 2010 special issue of PRism on Gender and Public Relations with Associate Professor Christine Daymon (Murdoch University WA).
In 2009 Kristin was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning “For a radical new public relations curriculum, engaging students with contentious debates around activism and ethics in anticipation of future social and political orientations demanding greater accountability”.
In 2008 Kristin was the recipient of four internal teaching awards: WJC Banks Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence (Teacher of the Year); Vice-Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching; Joint Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and learning for the virtual simulation PRessure Point! (with David O'Brien and Stephen Segrave).
In late 2008, Edith Cowan University’s, Professor Ron Oliver recognised PRessure Point! for excellence in educational learning technology.
In recognition of her community contributions in urban greening and placemaking, Kristin was recognised by the Australian Government with a Centenary of Australian Federation Medal in 2003.
2007 Doctor of Philosophy Deakin University
1984 Diploma of Education La Trobe University
1982 Graduate Diploma in Applied Film and TV Swinburne Institute of Technology
1980 Bachelor of Arts Deakin University
International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
International Communication Association (ICA)
Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Inc. (ANZTSR)
|Research link||View Deakin associated research data|