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Rickard, Asst. Prof. Scott

scott rickard

Assistant Professor, Communication
Faculty of Arts & Design

Bldg, Floor & Room: 9, B35
Telephone: (02) 6201 2008
Facsimile: (02) 6201 5300


Scott Rickard teaches in the Faculty of Arts and Design across the fields of Public Relations and Communication. She has worked in communications, public relations and multimedia for over 15 years in the private and not-for-profit sectors in Melbourne.

Scott has also worked as a Senior Researcher at the Smart Services CRC at Swinburne University of Technology investigating end user adoption and usage of wireless technologies. Her academic teaching career includes tutoring in the undergraduate Communications program at Swinburne University of Technology and lecturing in the postgraduate Master of Communications at Monash University. She has presented guest lectures across a range of courses including Tourism, Publishing, Sports Writing, and Communications.

Scott is an active member of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) and holds the Inaugural President's Service Award (2006). She held a position as an Executive Member in the role of Australian Student Representative from 2004-2007 and State Representative of Victoria from 2008-2012. Scott is also one of the Stream Coordinators for the Digital, Social and Mobile Media stream at the annual ANZCA conference.

Areas of Teaching

  • Understanding Public Relations
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Digital Public Relations
  • Communication Media Research

Research Interests

  • End user perspectives on mobile communication, social media and wireless technologies
  • Domestication of digital technology
  • Multimodal Internet connectivity
  • Digital ethnography
  • Dialogic technologies such as the mobile phone and applications such as Skype

Qualifications Obtained

  • Advanced Certificate in Applied Management Communication, RMIT
  • Bachelor of Arts (Asian Politics and Media), Swinburne University of Technology
  • Master of Arts (Communication), Swinburne University of Technology
  • Doctoral candidate, National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University

Recent Publications


  • President's Inaugural Service Award 2006, Australia and New Zealand Communication Association