Dr Clea Bourne - BSc (UWI Mona), MSc (Stirling), PhD (Leeds Met)
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 75475
Location: Room 1.30, Bute Building
Clea Bourne is a lecturer at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. She lectures on the International Public Relations and Global Communications Management Masters.
Clea completed her doctoral dissertation on “Reframing trust, power and public relations in global discourses”. She adopts a discursive approach to the production of both trust and mistrust in financial markets; and has explored the communication strategies used to generate trust by a range of financial institutions including life insurers, hedge funds, credit ratings agencies and Ponzi schemes.
- International Public Relations Theory
CIPR , EGOS, ICA.
Recent conference papers include:
“Public relations’ role as ‘trust strategist’: A specialist niche evolves from turbulence”. EUPRERA Annual Congress, Leeds, United Kingdom, September 2011.
“The currency trader as ‘messiah’ in Jamaican financial discourses: Financialisation in an emerging economy”. CMS7: International Critical Management Studies Conference, Naples, Italy, July 2011.
“Trust in the shadow banking system: ratings agencies and discursive power”. 27th EGOS Colloquium, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 2011.
Clea is currently a lecturer in International Public Relations. She worked in corporate communications for more than 20 years; spending the first decade of career in the Caribbean advising companies in tourism, mining and energy, construction, agro-export, trade and manufacturing, financial and professional services, as well as public sector organisations and NGOs.
She moved to the UK in 2000, and worked in the City of London where she specialised in PR for financial and professional services firms.