Maria Hopwood

Maria Hopwood, Associate Professor Public Relations, School of Communication and Media, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Maria HopwoodMaria joined Bond University as Associate Professor in Public Relations in 2006 following 20 years’ lecturing at the University of Teesside in North East England. During her career, Maria has taught a wide range of business communication related subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her subject specialism of Public Relations has developed from a teaching and research background in marketing communications and she earned a Master of Science (with Distinction) in Public Relations from the University of Stirling in 2003. She also has a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Hertfordshire and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities from the University of Teesside. Maria has a keen interest in developing Public Relations education and she is a full member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia, the UK Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the Public Relations Society of America.

Maria’s research interest is into sports public relations which means that her work is recognised by the disciplines of both public relations and sports management. She has published in Corporate Communications: An International Journal, The International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Sport Marketing Europe and in leading edited texts in the sports marketing field. She is a regular conference presenter at international conferences and sits on the Editorial Boards for Public Relations Review and The International Journal of Sports Communication.

Affiliation and Contact Details:
Maria Hopwood MA, MSc, MCIPR, MPRIA, MAM
Associate Professor Public Relations
of Communication and Media
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Bond University
Gold Coast
Queensland 4229

Tel: +61 7 5595 2644