Dr Ellen Tyquin

FEnEx CRC Foundation Fellow

Dr Ellen Tyquin is a mixed-methods, early career researcher who focuses on the role stakeholders and communication plays in creating, sustaining, and repairing organisations and industries facing complex, real-world problems. Her research is aligned to the public relations discipline and has explored key concepts such as trust and distrust in crisis and change contexts to better understand stakeholder communication and regulatory processes that underpin organisational and industry imperatives.

Ellen was awarded her PhD in 2021, since which time she has been working as a Foundation Fellow at the Future Energy Exports CRC in the Market and Sector Development program and is based at QUT’s Faculty of Business and Law. Ellen has supported over $550K worth of research projects with multiple industry partners including Victoria State Government, Seqwater, Sanofi, Insurance Australia Group (IAG), and iSelect. She is also a sessional lecturer and tutor for a number of undergraduate public relations subjects and was a recipient of the Donald Dyer and Public Relations Institute of Australia’s (PRIA) industry-funded scholarship while completing her PhD.

On top of her academic research and study, Ellen previously worked in industry as a communications manager and freelance communication consultant for over ten years specialising in areas such as stakeholder management, media relations and content creation. In these roles, Ellen worked with a diverse mix of organisations including Lendlease (London-based), Cover-More Travel Insurance, World Travel Protection, Royal Flying Doctors (QLD Chapter), MineWare, Queensland Museum and Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP).