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Professor Robina Xavier
Executive Dean
QUT Business School,
Administration Services - Business,
Executive Dean's Office - Business
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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 Executive Dean of the QUT Business School and former Head of the School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations at the QUT Business School. 

Professor Xavier has more than 20 years’ experience in the tertiary sector. 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.  Robina is a Fellow of the PRIA and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and is the co-editor of Public Relations Campaigns published by Oxford University Press.

Research interests

  • Influences on shareholder communication
  • Issues 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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