Richard is a public relations educator and editor. A former technology sector public relations consultant, he also has in-house corporate comms experience in science and technology firms. He started a blog about public relations in 2001 – one of just three in the world at the time – and edited PR student magazine Behind the Spin from 2008 to 2017. A public relations lecturer since 2003, he has now enrolled as a part-time PhD student.
Never stop learning! Practitioners know this, and it’s true of teachers too. I find there’s a continuum between thoughtful practitioners, ambitious educators and research academics. They are three sides of the one industry, not separate tribes speaking a different language, with different belief systems.