Qualifications Graduate Diploma (Arts) with Distinction - Queensland University of Technology Master of Arts with First Class Honours - Griffith University Hamish holds a MA with Honours (Griffith) for which he twice earned a Griffith Award for Academic Excellence (2004 and 2006). He has taught at three universities (QUT, Griffith and Bond) in subjects ranging from media law to risk communication. He has presented at national and state conferences on risk and crisis management. After more than 10 years working as an editor and senior reporter for metropolitan and regional newspapers, Hamish ventured into the discipline of public relations where he worked at senior levels in police, emergency services and corrections for 10 years before starting his own agency. He currently consults to corporations mainly in the legal, law enforcement, health, aviation and technology sectors and provides specialised risk communication and crisis management workshops for senior executives and corporate Boards. His experience in this area includes the asylum-seeker program on Nauru, managing significant national issues within the aviation industry, providing risk communication planning and crisis response for multi national organisations dealing with complex threats.
The 'crisis' frame in Australian newspaper reports in 2005 (with Mary Power), Australian journal of communication (2007)
This paper examines how the 'crisis' frame was used to report actual events such as...
Crisis command: Strategies for managing corporate crises (with Mary Power), Crisis command: Strategies for managing corporate crises (2009)
A quarter of crisis-hit organisations do not survive,' Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 2004.
Engaging with the media (with Richard Phillips), An introduction to public relations: From theory to practice (2009)
Presenting the public face of an organisation is a key role of the public...
Use of the crisis frame in UK, USA and Australian newspapers in 2006 (with Mary Power), Humanities & Social Sciences papers (2008)
This paper compares how newspapers in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of...