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Professor Robina Xavier
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education)
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PhD Responses, relationships and responsibility (Queensland University of Technology), MBus (Res) (Queensland University of Technology), BBus(Comm) (Queensland Inst. of Technology), GradDipAppFin&Invest (Non-Tertiary)


crisis management, investor relations, public relations, stakeholder engagement

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


Professor Robina Xavier is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education) at QUT, based in Brisbane, Australia. Professor Xavier has more than 25 years’ experience in the tertiary sector including serving as Executive Dean, QUT Business School. Her doctoral studies were in crisis management. Prior to joining QUT, Robina worked as a consultant to both the private and public sectors, specialising in corporate and financial relations. She has received state and national awards for her work in public relations practice and research and has published in national and international journals. Robina has sat on a number of government advisory groups, is a former National President of the peak industry body, the Public Relations Institute of Australia and is a former chair of the industry’s National Education Committee which oversees accreditation of Australian university programs. She has served on international committees for the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business in the US and the European Foundation for Management Development including the EFMD Executive Academy. Robina is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, a Fellow of the PRIA and the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences and is the co-editor of Public Relations Campaigns published by Oxford University Press.

Research interests

  • Influences on shareholder communication
  • Issues and crisis management
  • Ethical decision making and crisis

Awards 2008: Australian Learning and Teaching Council – Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

This information has been contributed by Professor Robina Xavier.


Teaching interests

  • Public relations
  • Crisis communication
  • Corporate communication
  • Investor relations
This information has been contributed by Professor Robina Xavier.


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