Audra Diers-Lawson

    • Professor
  • Institutt for kommunikasjon
  • School of Communication, Leadership and Marketing


Audra Diers-Lawson (PhD, 2006 University of Texas-Austin) is a Professor of Risk and Crisis Communication and the Head of the PhD in Communication and Leadership at Kristiania.

With teaching and research experience in five countries and with more than 35 scientific publications including a monograph, and edited volumes in the last five to six years alone, experience editing the Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research, serving as a reviewer for more than 20 journals, and holding leadership positions with the ECREA and ICRCA, Diers-Lawson is a global leader in risk and crisis communication. Her research focuses on connections between risk, crisis, stakeholders and organizations.

Finally, Diers-Lawson is passionate about bridging academic and practitioner communities to translate research to practice. She regularly participates as a keynote speaker in online and face-to-face events with communication experts and policy makers from across different industries. For example, she has participated in workshops to share, evaluate, and develop best practices in risk communication, community engagement, and infodemic management (RCCE-IM) with practitioners in the Balkans and Central Asia. She also served as the content expert in risk communication at a joint evaluation exercise in Kosovo.

Finally, she collaborates to advice and produce research affecting policy and practice with institutions like the Asia-Europe Foundation, EU, and WHO-Europe. Notably, she is an inaugural member of the WHO-Europe’s RCCE-IM Technical Advisory Group.

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