Professor Robina Xavier, PhD, GAICD, is DVC (Academic) at QUT with overall responsibility for the quality and integrity of learning and teaching across the university. Professor Xavier has more than 25 years’ experience in the tertiary sector including serving as Executive Dean, QUT Business School. Her doctoral studies were in crisis management. Prior to joining QUT, Robina worked as a consultant to both the private and public sectors, specialising in corporate and financial relations. She has received state and national awards for her work in public relations practice and research and has published in national and international journals. She is the co-editor of Public Relations Campaigns published by Oxford University Press.
Robina is a former National President of the peak industry body, the Public Relations Institute of Australia and is a former chair of the industry’s National Education Committee which oversees accreditation of Australian university programs. She has served on international committees for the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business in the US and the European Foundation for Management Development including the EFMD Executive Academy. Robina currently serves on the boards of Financial Services Institute of Australia and the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences. Robina is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the PRIA and the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences.