Richie Barker has worked as a professional communicator for over a decade and has taught public relations and advertising subjects for the last four years.
As a practitioner he developed integrated marketing communication campaigns for national and global brands, managed communication projects for federal and state governments and advised on new media strategy for clients in the retail, land development and corporate sectors. Richie also has a background in journalism as a general news reporter and writer for business and trade media.
A member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia, Richie currently consults health care institutions, not-for-profit organisations and professional association bodies on social media strategy.
Before joining Monash University’s School of Applied Media and Social Sciences he lectured in professional communication at RMIT University. During this time he took part in a teaching exchange with the Faculty of Communication Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
Richie is a doctoral candidate with the School of Applied Media and Social Sciences at Monash University. He has a Master of Arts (Communication) from the National Centre of Australian Studies at Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from the University of Southern Queensland.