At UTS, you have the advantage of learning with professors, lecturers and tutors who have extensive industry experience as well as outstanding academic research credentials. Many have worked internationally.
Distinguished Professor Jim Macnamara, Head of the Public Communication Discipline, is an international award-winning researcher and practitioner, with 30 years industry experience before joining UTS. He is a world leader in evaluation of public communication and has led pioneering research into organisational listening.
Professor Maureen Taylor is internationally recognised as a leading researcher into dialogue and engagement, as well as public diplomacy. She joined UTS in 2019 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she was Director of the School of Advertising and Public Relations in the College of Communication and Information.
Dr Jannet Pendleton specialises in ethics, trust and the public interest. She is a senior lecturer with marketing and public relations industry experience in the corporate and government sectors and teaches strategic public relations and supervises students’ final projects.
Dr Mai Hansford is a senior lecturer whose research examines activist and media stories about asylum seeker boat arrivals to Australia. She has extensive public relations industry experience and teaches in a range of public relations subjects.
Ms Vicki Bamford’s research focuses on the inclusion of people with disability and people from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB) in communication. She is a senior lecturer in public relations with substantial industry experience.
Dr Sean Chaidaroon specialises in organisational communication, which focuses on internal employee communication, as well as marketing communication, crisis communication, and corporate social responsibility. He has taught in the USA, UK and Asia.
Dr Susie Khamis is a specialist in branding, consumer culture, and representations of cultural diversity generally in media and communication, as well as digital media. She teaches and researches how global brands represent cultural diversity in their marketing.
Dr Kate Delmo teaches advanced communication theory, issues and crisis communication, organisational communication and public relations. She researches in crisis communication, social media, and public relations in the tourism industry.
Dr Soojin Kim had 10 years industry experience in media and communication in Asia before joining UTS where she focuses on public sentiment, public behaviour, and public relations strategies in different contexts including organisational crisis and citizen-government relationship.
Dr Martin Williams spent 30 years in direct marketing before joining UTS as a lecturer in advertising and specialises in word of mouth (WOM) and electronic word of mouth (eWOM) as well as traditional media advertising.
Dr Sameera Durrani worked as a journalist and studied in Pakistan before completing her PhD in Australia researching public diplomacy and teaching media and politics, social media, crisis communication, research methods and sports media and culture.