Mai Hansford's doctoral research examines stories and storytelling about asylum-seeker arrivals to Australia. Her research projects include semiotic analysis of political cartoons appearing in newspapers. She has extensive experience as a public relations practitioner before joining UTS. Her interests include ethical public communication practice and activism.
International Communication Association
Association of Educators of Journalism and Mass Communication
Aust. & NZ Communication Association
Public Relations Institute of Australia
Storytelling, formation of publics on key issues, political cartoons, public relations, agenda-setting.
- Public relations
- New media
Postgraduate and undergraduate communication management and public communication subjects.