Personal details

Name
Dr Kim Johnston
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
QUT Business School,
Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Discipline *
Marketing, Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Phone
+61 7 3138 4089
Fax
+61 7 3138 1811
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), MBus(Comm) (Queensland University of Technology), BNur (Northern Territory University)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Board Member – Metro North Hospital and Health Service (Queensland Health)
  • MAICD – Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • AFAMI  CPM  – Associate Fellow – Australian Marketing Institute and Certified Practising Marketer
  • MICA – Member of the International Communication Association
Keywords

Community engagement, Ethnography, Internal communication, Organizational culture, Public relations, Qualitative, Strategic communication

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

Biography

Dr Kim Johnston (PhD; MBus; GradCertAcadPrac; BNursing; GenCertNursing) researches social impact, strategic communication and engagement, particularly focusing on how organisations influence stakeholders in a range of community, corporate and government settings. Her current funded research projects focus on community engagement for preparedness in disasters (BNHCRC), the environment (Healthy Land and Water Ltd), and social impact (Australian Meat Processors), with extended research interests in workplace communication and eldercom. Dr Johnston teaches postgraduate and undergraduate public relations courses in community engagement, issues management, and corporate media strategy. She is on the Metro North Hospital and Health Services Board (Queensland Health), and is on editorial boards of leading discipline journals including Public Relations Review, the International Journal of Corporate Communication, and the US Institute of Public Relations PR Journal.  She is also editor of the  Handbook of Communication Engagement (July 2018 – Wiley) with  Prof. Maureen Taylor.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dr Johnston’s research interests include:

  • Engagement – community and employee
  • Internal or workplace communication
  • Strategic and brand related communication
  • Organisational culture and knowledge structures (as they relate to internal communication)
  • Public relations theory
  • Ethnography and qualitative methods.

SUPERVISION: Dr Johnston welcomes supervision requests for PhD and Masters (research) students in these areas or topics (under consumers, markets and stakeholders):

  • Communication and engagement
  • Internal communication
  • Ethnography

AWARDS:  Dr Johnston has received a number of academic, team and industry awards:

  • 2015: QUT Vice-Chancellor Performance Award – contribution to research culture
  • 2012: QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award (2011)
  • 2010: Vice-Chancellor Award for Excellence Nominee – Faculty Research Ethics Advisors Team
  • 2006: QUT – Team Teaching Award – Faculty of Business
  • 2004: QUT – Team Teaching Award – Commendation, Faculty of Business
  • 2002: PRIA – State Awards for Excellence – Highly Commended – Issues / Crisis Management
  • 2002: PRIA Golden Target Awards: Highly Commended – Issues/ Crisis Management
This information has been contributed by Dr Kim Johnston.

Teaching

Teaching interests

  • Corporate media strategy and techniques
  • Community engagement and consultation
  • Issues management and public opinion
  • Internal communication and change management
  • Public relations campaigns
  • Qualitative research methods.
This information has been contributed by Dr Kim Johnston.

Experience

Research Projects – Funded

  • 2018 – 2019 –  Community Engagement for Preparedness Study – Bushfire Natural Hazards CRC Tactical Research Fund
  • 2017-2018 – Public Sentiment Study Queensland Government
  • 2016 – 2017 – Social Impact Study –  Australian Meat Processor Corporation
  • 2016 – 2018 –  Waterway Engagement Study (SEQ) Healthy Land and Water
  • 2015 – Social Values and Use Study – Healthy Waterways Ltd –
  • 2015  – Reader engagement study – Gold Cross Pty Ltd
  • 2013 – Employee engagement and internal communication – RACQ
This information has been contributed by Dr Kim Johnston.

Publications

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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2018
Details
Board Member - Appointed to Metro North Hospital and Health Service Board
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2018
Details
Appointed to the editorial board of Public Relations Review
Type
Editor/Contributor of a Prestigious Work of Reference
Reference year
2017
Details
Editor - Handbook of Communication Engagement (Wiley) - 2018
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Editorial Board Member - Corporate Communications: An International Journal
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
QUT Vice Chancellor's Performance Award for Research
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2015
Details
Editorial Board Member Journal of Public Relations Research: 2012-2015

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Brand signals as determinants of employee brand consistent behaviour
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Ian Lings
  • The understanding of organizational issue; internal communication and strategic management of Malaysian Ministry of Education
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Amanda Beatson, Dr Anne Lane
  • In community engagement, how does power influence cocreation processes within organisation-community relationships?
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Anne Lane

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)