Professor Jacquie L'Etang
Jacquie has researched and taught public relations since 1990 and has a wide range of interests largely focused on the practice of public relations in its socio-cultural, political and economic contexts. Topics on which she has published include the history of public relations, professionalism and professionalisation, corporate social responsibility, sport, public relations anthropology and ethnography, public diplomacy and public communication. Other interests include health communications, tourism, activism and social movements.
Jacquie is author of Sports public relations: concepts, issues and practice (forthcoming 2013/14); Public Relations: concepts, practice and critique (2008); (Translations in Spanish, Czech and Croatian); Public Relations in Britain: a History of Professional Practice in the Twentieth Century (2004). She is co-editor of Pathways of Public Relations History: Global perspectives on practice and profession with Meg Lamme and Burton St John (forthcoming 2013/14); Public relations: critical debates and contemporary practice (2006) (with Magda Pieczka); Critical perspectives in public relations (1996) (with Magda Pieczka).
She is founding and lead co-editor of the international journal Public Relations Inquiry (launched by Sage in 2012) and is on the Editorial Boards of Public Relations Review, Journal of Public Relations Research, Journal of Communication Management. She also occasionally reviews for: International Journal of Sports Communication, Prism, Atlantic Journal of Communication, Journal of Business Ethics and served on the editorial board of Journal of Business Ethics from 1995â2000.
Prior to becoming an academic, Jacquie worked in administrative and communications posts for ten years at The British Council and at the London School of Economics. Her qualifications comprise: PhD in Film & Media (public relations), MPhil Social Justice, MSc Public Relations (all from the University of Stirling); MA Commonwealth History (Birkbeck College, University of London); BA (Hons) American & English History with Literature and Philosophy (University of East Anglia, Norwich). She has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (FCIPR) since 2004.
Jacquie contributes to teaching on the MSc in Public Relations and the CIPRâs Diploma and also co-ordinates the 4 th year undergraduate module on Public Relations and Activism. She supervises PhD students and has had 8 successful completions. She has examined 10 PhDs at a range of universities in the UK and for universities in Australia, France and Norway.