Personal details

Name
Associate Professor Amisha Mehta
Position(s)
Associate Professor
QUT Business School,
Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Discipline *
Business and Management, Communication and Media Studies, Marketing
Phone
+61 7 3138 1798
Fax
+61 7 3138 1811
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), BBus(Hons) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Member, Advisory Panel, Office of the Inspector General Emergency Management

Member, Disaster Management Lexicon Working Group, Office of the Inspector General Emergency Management

Keywords

Organisational crisis and risk communication, Communication during natural disasters and emergency management, Organisational change

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Associate Professor Amisha Mehta specialises in risk and crisis management and organisational change at the QUT Business School. Her research supports organisational and individual decision-making in the context of risk and uncertainty. She has worked on a number of industry projects that investigate risk perception and the management of drones, and risk and crisis decision-making practices of communities and business owners. Amisha’s advice to industry is evidence-based and draws on interdisciplinary research principles. Amisha shares research findings with industry professionals via tailored workshops, publishes in academic journals and in learning activities with students. Amisha is a member of the Advisory Panel convened by the Office of the Inspector General Emergency Management. Amisha has received a number of awards for her teaching and research work including a CRC Outstanding Achievement in Research Collaboration Award, a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, and an Australian Learning and Teaching Citation. Prior to joining QUT, Amisha worked in communication for organisations in Brisbane and London.

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Teaching

Amisha teaches into crisis and disaster management units or classes in the QUT Business School, the Graduate School of Business, Science and Engineering Faculty and Faculty of Health. In her previous role as subject area coordinator, Amisha managed the public relations curriculum at QUT, leading to industry accreditation of the online Masters of Business (Public Relations) and the reaccreditation of the internal masters and bachelor programs. Amisha’s roles as a teacher and administrator resulted in a joint Citation from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

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Experience

As a QUT researcher and educator, Amisha engages with multiple industry partners including Sunsuper, the Office of the Inspector General Emergency Management, IAG, and fire and emergency management organisations around Australia. Prior to joining QUT, Amisha worked in public relations and communication in businesses in Brisbane and London.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Amisha Mehta.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2019
Details
Excellence in Innovation Award for Warnings that Save Lives
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
Details
2018 Australian Award for University Teaching Citation
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence (Academic Team)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
PR Educator of the Year (Queensland Winner)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Outstanding Achievement in Research Collaboration Award (QUT Project Team)
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2015
Details
Invited to represent QUT as one of two academics on the Advisory Panel to the Inspector General for Emergency Management to support strategic disaster management policy development.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2014
Details
Lead investigator for two linked research projects on small businesses and risk that were funded by IAG and involved the development of an interdisciplinary group of researchers at QUT.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2014
Details
Chief investigator for risk and warning communication program of work with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2008
Details
Co-recipient of an ALTC citation for teaching leadership in 2008