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Liz Bridgen MA, MCIPR, FHEA

Principal Lecturer in Public Relations and Undergraduate Recruitment Lead for Department of Media Arts and Communication


Summary

Liz Bridgen is Principal Lecturer in Public Relations at Sheffield Hallam. Her research explores the lived experience of public relations practitioners with particular focus on gender, diversity, and technologies.

She is the co-editor (with Dejan Verčič) of Experiencing Public Relations: International Voices.

About

Liz's work has been published in the Journal of Media Practice and PRism and she has written on practice issues for numerous books and websites including PRStack and Comms2Point0.  She has delivered refereed papers at various EUPRERA conferences and at the BCN Public Relations conference, Barcelona, and BledCom.

She previously lectured at De Montfort University, Leicester and the University of Akureyri, Iceland. Prior to moving into an academic career she worked in corporate communications in the UK and Iceland.

Specialist areas of interest

My research explores the lived experiences of people working in the public relations and communication industries with a particular focus on gender, diversity, and the impact of technology on everyday life.

Teaching

Subject area

Public Relations and Media

Courses

MA Public Relations
BA Public Relations
BA Public Relations and Media

Research

I am currently working on two projects: an investigation into whether a company’s external commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) impacts on the experiences of its workers and a project which explores the experiences of alumni of the Taylor Bennett Foundation training scheme, a programme designed to increase diversity in the public relations industry.

Publications

Book chapters

Bridgen, E., & Verčič, D. (2017). Introduction: experiencing public relations. In Bridgen, E., & Vercic, D. (Eds.) Experiencing public relations: International voices. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Experiencing-Public-Relations-International-Voices/Bridgen-Vercic/p/book/9781138632448

Bridgen, E., & Verčič, D. (2017). Introduction: experiencing public relations. In Bridgen, E., & Vercic, D. (Eds.) Experiencing public relations: International voices. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Experiencing-Public-Relations-International-Voices/Bridgen-Vercic/p/book/9781138632448

Bridgen, E. (2017). Public relations as ‘dirty work’. In Bridgen, E., & Vercic, D. (Eds.) Experiencing public relations: International voices. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Experiencing-Public-Relations-International-Voices/Bridgen-Vercic/p/book/9781138632448

Bridgen, E. (2017). Public relations as ‘dirty work’. In Bridgen, E., & Vercic, D. (Eds.) Experiencing public relations: International voices. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Experiencing-Public-Relations-International-Voices/Bridgen-Vercic/p/book/9781138632448

Books

Bridgen, E., & Vercic, D. (Eds.). (2017). Experiencing public relations: International voices. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Experiencing-Public-Relations-International-Voices/Bridgen-Vercic/p/book/9781138632448

Media

Liz is senior lecturer in public relations and teaches both postgraduate and undergraduate PR programmes. She previously lectured at De Montfort University, Leicester, and Haskolinn Akureyri, Iceland. Prior to moving into an academic career, she worked in corporate communications in the UK and Iceland.

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