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Jesper Falkheimer

I combine work in university management with research in strategic communication since some years ago. Since 2011 I am Rector for Campus Helsingborg, Lund University. 2009-2011 I was Head of the School of Arts and Communication (K3) at Malmö University. 2008-2009 I was Head of the Department of Communication Studies at Campus Helsingborg.

I am Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Communication Management since 2016. I am a partner at CCI, Corporate Communication International, Baruch College, New York City University, since 2013, and the Swedish representative for ECM, European Communication Monitor. In 2015 I was elected to member of the Arthur W. Page Society,

My interest concerns strategic communication (the intersecting fields of public relations, marketing communication and organizational communication) and journalism. Previous research projects have concerned both media studies and strategic communication (news management, media representations, communication strategies and campaigns, crisis and conflict communication, press ethics and organizational communication).

I received my Ph.D. at the Department of Sociology, Media and Communication Studies, in 2004. I was appointed as Associate Professor (Docent) in 2008 by the Faculty of Social Science, Lund University, and appointed as Chair Professor in Strategic Communication in 2012.

Since 2004 I have mainly worked with research concering crisis communication, social media and terrorism, public relations and place branding. In 2006 I was a visiting scholar at Media Research Institute, Stirling University, Scotland.

Some recent research projects:

  • 2006-2007 "Crisis Communication with a Multicultural Public" funded by the Swedish Emergency Management Agency (KBM).
  • 2011-2013 "Transboundary Crisis Communication - a study of how national goverment and authorities communicate in financial, cultural and environmental crisis" (with Eva-Karin Olsson, CRISMART, National Defence College, Stockholm).
  • 2012-2014 "Öresund Media Platform", together with prof. Mark Örsten, Roskilde University, EU Interreg project: IV.
  • 2014-2016 "Communicative Organizations" (focusing organizing, management and value-creation through strategic communication) funded by Swedish Public Relations Association and 10 major corporations and governmental organizations such as IKEA of Sweden, Swedish Police, NCC, EON and Stockholm City.
  • 2015-2020 Partner in Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection, Centre for Social Resilience (Lund University, Swedish Emergency Management Agency (MSB)
  • 2016-2017 Partner in "Capability Framework Project" (based on a Global Alliance Project), lead by Professor Anne Gregory, Huddersfield University, UK
  • During several years, I have also researched communicative theoretical foundations as well as the instituionalizaton of strategic communication.

Positions and memberships (selection)

  • Chairman of the Board, Campus Helsingborg, Lund University
  • Member of Rektors Ledningsråd (Vice-Chancellors Management Board), Lund University
  • Member of Arthur W. Page Society (New York)
  • CCI Academic Partner Representative, Corporate Communication International, New York
  • Member of Advisory Board, European Communication Monitor, Bruxelles
  • Arbetande ledamot, Vetenskapssocieteten, Lund
  • Member of Scientific Committe, Reklamombudsmannen (Swedish Avdvertising Ombudsman)
  • Member of the Board, Centrum för Öresundssstudier
  • Member of Editorial Board, Public Relations Inquiry (Sage)
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Strategic Communication (Routledge)
  • Member of Editorial Board: International Journal of Quality and Service Science (Emerald)
  • Member of ICA, International Communication Association
  • Member of Executive Board, Media Evolution (Malmö)
  • Deputy Member of Executive Board, Öresundsinstituttet (Malmö/Copenhagen)
  • Member of Executive Board, Gullers Grupp AB (Stockholm)
  • Member of Executive Board, Swedish Public Relations Association/Sveriges Kommunikatörer (Stockholm)
  • Member of Board, Campus Vänner
  • Member of Steering Committe, FoU-enheten, Helsingborg City

I have done guest lectures at several national and international universities (e.g. in Denmark, China, India, Austria, U.K., Canada, Iran, Slovenia, Croatia, Russia, Norway, Holland) as well as at associations and national and global corporations. I have been a reviewer for several international journals, e.g. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Scandinavian Journal of Management, New Media and Society, Corporate Communication - an International Journal, Public Relations Review, Nordicom Review, Journal of Communication, Communication Yearbook and International Journal of Strategic Communication.

I currently supervise two Ph.D candidates in media and communication studies (strategic communication).

Originally trained in public relations and journalism, in addition to my academic work I, since several years have consulted organizations in communication management matters, work with commissioned executive education (as Program Director for Communication Executives Program) at IFL/Stockholm School of Economics/Swedish Public Relations Association and do some freelance writing.


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E-post: jesper [dot] falkheimer [at] fsi [dot] lu [dot] se

Institutionen för strategisk kommunikation
Lunds Universitet | Campus Helsingborg
Besök: Universitetsplatsen 2 Helsingborg
Postadress: Box 882, 251 08 Helsingborg
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