Dr Kim Johnston has an extensive background researching strategic communication, workplace communication, and community engagement, particularly focusing how organisations can affect stakeholder change. Dr Johnston’s research experience has extended across government, private, and the non-profit sectors, and works to translate empirical research to actionable outcomes.
Dr Kim Johnston researches social impact, strategic communication and engagement, particularly focusing on how organisations influence stakeholders in a range of community, corporate and government settings.
Dr Johnston leads the Stakeholder Engagement Research Group. Her current funded research projects focus on community engagement for preparedness in disasters (BNHCRC), the environment (Healthy Land and Water Ltd), and social impact (Australian Meat Processors), with extended research interests in workplace communication and eldercom. Dr Johnston teaches postgraduate and undergraduate public relations courses in community engagement, issues management, and corporate media strategy.