• 24 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20132020

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Personal profile

Biography

Charis Rice is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University, working in the Communities, Identity and Politics Research Group. Charis obtained her PhD from the University of Ulster in the area of Government Communication. She has since worked as a Lecturer in Communication and as a Consultant for a major Management Consultancy.

Her research interests include political communication, public relations, insider threat, and exploring trust and power in institutional contexts. Charis has published in a variety of peer reviewed journals such as Public Relations Review and The International Journal of Press/Politics and she has been awarded various funding. She has presented her work at a host of international conferences including: the International Communication Association (ICA), the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), the Political Studies Association (PSA). Charis is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Interests

Public Relations; Organisational Trust; Strategic Communication; Political and Government Communication

Vision Statement

My vision is to produce thought provoking quality research which is relevant to academics, practitioners and wider society. Growing up in post-conflict Northern Ireland, I became aware of the existence of competing public discourses. This experience fuelled my desire to investigate how public messages are produced and disseminated, alongside their impact in a divided society and in contemporary democracies generally. I believe exploring the roles and relationships of elite actors and organisations, such as government and the media, is paramount to understanding the workings – and health – of democratic societies.

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Projects

  • Political communication and public trust in Northern Ireland

    Rice, C.

    3/10/162/10/17

    Project: Internally funded project

    Research Output

    • 24 Citations
    • 3 h-Index
    • 5 Article
    • 4 Commissioned report
    • 3 Chapter

    ‘Reconciliation isn’t Sexy’: Perceptions of News Media in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland

    Rice, C. & Taylor, M., 12 Feb 2020, In : Journalism Studies. (In-press), p. (In-press)

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • ‘What they say peters down’: How non-profit leaders assess the trustworthiness of government - elite discourse and distrust in post-conflict Northern Ireland

    Rice, C. & Taylor, M., 4 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Public Relations Inquiry. (In-press), p. (In-press)

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
    File
  • Dialogue, Democracy and Government Communication: Consociationalism in Northern Ireland

    Rice, C. & Somerville, I., 2018, Consociationalism and Power-Sharing in Europe: Arend Lijphart’s Theory of Political Accommodation. Jakala, M., Kuzu, D. & Qvortrup, M. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 103-127 25 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    • 13 Participation in conference

    International Communication Association

    Ian Somerville (Speaker), Charis Rice (Speaker)
    24 May 201928 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    International Communication Association

    Charis Rice (Speaker), Maureen Taylor (Speaker)
    24 May 201928 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    European Communication and Research and Education Association (ECREA) 2018.

    Heidi Houlberg Salomonsen (Speaker), Charis Rice (Speaker), Ian Somerville (Speaker)
    31 Oct 20183 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Society for Terrorism Research

    Rosalind Searle (Speaker), Charis Rice (Speaker)
    Aug 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Conference

    Charis Rice (Speaker), Maureen Taylor (Speaker)
    Aug 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Press / Media

    Positively Influencing Individuals during Organisational Change

    Charis Rice & Rosalind Searle

    16/07/18

    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Five Key Skills to Help Preserve Employee Trust during Organisational Change

    Charis Rice & Rosalind Searle

    10/04/18

    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment