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Biography

Charis Rice is a Research Associate at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University, working in the Trust and Workplace Relations 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 Research Consultant for a major Management Consultancy.

Her research interests include political communication and exploring trust, power, and communication at an interpersonal and institutional level. Charis has published in a variety of peer reviewed journals such as Public Relations Review and The International Journal of Press/Politics. 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), and the International Conference in Public Policy (ICPP). She 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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Research Output 2013 2017

Dialogue, Democracy and Government Communication: Consociationalism in Northern Ireland

Rice, C. & Somerville, I. 2017 Consociationalism and Power-Sharing in Europe: Arend Lijphart’s Theory of Political Accommodation. Jakala, M., Kuzu, D. & Qvortrup, M. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

government
Great Britain
journalist
political science
accommodation
Open Access
File
media
government
opposition
democracy
Great Britain

Deliberative democracy and government public relations in a deeply divided society: Exploring the perspectives of Government Information Officers in Northern Ireland

Somerville, I. & Rice, C. 25 Aug 2016 International Public Relations: Perspectives from deeply divided societies. Somerville, I., Hargie, O., Taylor, M. & Toledano, M. (eds.). Oxon, U.K.: Routledge, p. 72-93 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

government
Great Britain
society
deliberative democracy
conflict
5 Citations

Democratic Communication and the Role of Special Advisers in Northern Ireland’s Consociational Government

Rice, C., Somerville, I. & Wilson, J. 8 Jan 2015 In : International Journal of Public Administration. 38, 1, p. 4-14 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Great Britain
government
Northern Ireland
conflict
political culture

Government communication in a post-conflict society: Contest and negotiation in Northern Ireland's consociational democratic experiment

Rice, C., Somerville, I. & Wilson, J. 2013 Organisational and Strategic Communication Research: European Perspectives. Gonçalves, G., Somerville, I. & Melo, A. (eds.). Portugal: Livros Labcom, p. 167-191 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Great Britain
government
conflict
society
negotiation

Activities 2012 2017

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

Rice, C. (Speaker), Maureen Taylor (Speaker)
Aug 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Society for Terrorism Research

Rosalind Searle (Speaker), Rice, C. (Speaker)
Aug 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

International Communication Association

Rice, C. (Speaker), Ian Somerville (Speaker)
Jun 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

First International Network in Trust (FINT)

Rice, C. (Speaker), Nienaber, A. (Speaker), Rosalind Searle (Speaker)
Nov 2016

Activity: Participation in conference