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Dr Sarah Bowman

Senior Lecturer

Department: Arts

Sarah has over 25 years working in organisational communications in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors primarily in London.  She has held a variety of senior positions in the UK and in Europe before entering academia where she obtained her PhD in corporate communications. Her formative academic career was at the University of the Arts, London before moving to Northumbria in 2017.  Her research interests focus on the meaning of professionalism, knowledge and learning in complex and liminal environments.  She also explores sense and meaning making through rhetorical and visual communications.

Sarah Bowman

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Sarah has over 25 years working in organisational communications in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  Her interests focus on the meaning of professionalism, knowledge and learning in complex and liminal environments.  She also explores all aspects of public affairs along with sense and meaning making through rhetorical and visual communications.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Internal crisis communication and the social construction of emotion: university leaders' sensegiving discourse during the COVID-19 pandemic, Yeomans, L., Bowman, S. 20 Jul 2021, In: Journal of Communication Management
  • Using a meta-modernist and ecological lens to underpin professionalism: Establishing communications as a reflective and sustainable practice , Bowman, S., Yaxley, H. 1 Jun 2021, A post-conference of the 2021 Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association
  • Developing a liminality competency for promotional work: Using process philosophy to understand the traits necessary in an age of liquid professionalism , Bowman, S. 2020, COMPLEXITY, HYBRIDITY, LIMINALITY: CHALLENGES OF RESEARCHING CONTEMPORARY PROMOTIONAL CULTURES
  • Public Relations and Communications, Bowman, S. 27 Oct 2020, The Public Relations Handbook, London, Routledge
  • Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Bowman, S., Walker, G. 27 Oct 2020, The Public Relations Handbook, London, Routledge
  • Public Relations, politics and the media, Bowman, S., Walker, G. 27 Oct 2020, The Public Relations Handbook, London, Routledge
  • The Dublin Conversations: An evolving response to a turbulent communications landscape: Putting purpose centre stage in liquid times, Bowman, S., Green, A., McKeon, P. 20 Oct 2020, Pubic Relations Institute of Australia
  • What is public relations?, Bowman, S. 27 Oct 2020, The Public Relations Handbook , London, Routledge
  • A liquid profession: An ecological approach to the theory and knowledge that underpin the practice of public relations, Bowman, S., Hendy, J. Sep 2019, In: Public Relations Inquiry
  • Managing organisational hubris through purpose, Bowman, S., Walker, G. 5 Jul 2019, Bledcom 2019

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: 19th Annual Congress of the European Public Relations Research Association (EUPRERA) 2017
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: Global Tasks for PR: The role of defence, diplomacy and development, London College of Communiation 2016
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: PR and The Visual: Exploring Space, Identity and Performance 2014
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: PR and Disruption: Embracing and Surviving Change 2013

Qualifications

  • Philosophy PhD August 04 2017
  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy SFHEA 2021


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