Staff profile - Kristin Demetrious

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AsPr Kristin Demetrious

Position: Associate Professor Of Public Relations
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SCCA Arts & Ed
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 71269 +61 3 522 71269



  • Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, 1981
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Film & Television, Swinburne Univ. of Technology, 1982
  • Diploma of Education, La Trobe University, 1984
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2008


International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
International Communication Association (ICA)
National Communication Association (NCA)


Teaching Interests

Critical public relations, activism, communication ethics, community engagement and citizenship

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Awards and prizes

Now a double award winner for her book's, Kristin’s monograph ‘Public Relations, Activism and Social Change: Speaking Up’ has been awarded the 2014 PRIDE Book Award for outstanding Innovation, Development, and Educational Achievement in PR from the Public Relations Division National Communication Association (NCA), USA.

In 2013: PRIDE Book Award, National Communication Association (USA) Outstanding Innovation, Development and Educational Achievement in Public Relations (with co-editor Christine Daymon) for 'Gender and Public Relations: Critical Perspectives on OVice, Image and Identity (Routledge, 2013)

In 2009 Kristin was awarded the PRism Prize 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 Universitys, 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.


Research projects

In 2013 Kristin has published two books: a monograph around activism and social change titled: Public Relations, Activism, and Social Change: Speaking Up for Routledge Research (New York) and an edited collection with Christine Daymon
Gender and Public Relations, Critical Perspectives of Image, Voice, Identity. (Routledge New Directions in Communications Research series).

Research interests

Critical public relations, politics, activism,  gender, public communication, ethics, citizenship, community consultation, stakeholder, critical community engagement

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