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Associate Professor Robert Gill

Associate Professor


Rob has been at Swinburne since 2007. He currently lectures in Public Relations and Professional Communication. In 2017 Rob was awarded the PRIA National Educator of the Year. He has also been awarded three National Teaching Citations (2022 Online Blended, 2016 Employability and 2013 Blended Learning). Rob spent 2022 working in the United Arab Emirates teaching post-graduate stratefgic communication. He currently researches sport brands and social responsibility. He also works closely with the Public Relations Institute of Australia as part of the Education and Community Committee with the role as Deputy Chair and director of the national accreditation process. Prior to Swinburne, Rob worked in corporate, tourism and government communication roles for 10 years. He has also worked as a teacher for 15 years in Australia, UK and Hong Kong.

Rob welcomes applications from prospective PhD candidates in the professsional communication, sport media and graduate employability fields of study.

Research interests

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Communication And Media Studies - 470100
  • Other Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services - 359900
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy - 390100

Teaching areas

Communication, Journalism and Media Studies


  • 2022, National, ALTC Citation, Australian Government
  • 2017, National, PRIA Educator of the Year, Public Relations Institute of Australia
  • 2016, National, Learning & Teaching Citation, Australian Government
  • 2013, National, OLT Citation, Australian Government


Also published as: Gill, Robert; Gill, R.; Gill, R. J.; Gill, Rob; Gill, Rob J.; Gill, Robert J.; Gill, Robert Joseph
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