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Claire Robinson has been Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Creative Arts (CoCA) since January 2012. Previous academic leadership roles include: CoCA Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and Operations) 2009-2011 and Head, Institute of Communication Design (2005 – 2008). In 2009 Claire was the Director of Public Diplomacy and Outreach in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Claire's research interest is focused on the visual communication of political messages. She has developed original models whereby the process, role and impact of meaning-exchange through visual imagery is better understood, particularly in the context of political leadership, market-orientation and election campaigning. Her research has been disseminated through designs, international peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and international conferences.
Claire is a frequent media commentator on New Zealand politics. She is a regular panel member on TV One's current affairs programme Q + A, and was a commentator on TV One's 2011 election campaign coverage team. She has received two Wallace Awards for her contribution to public understanding of New Zealand elections. Claire tweets as @spinprofessor.
*Blow Creative Arts Festival
*Creativity Working Group (Massey Value: Create)
*Value of Design Project
*Wellington School of Design
*School of Art
*New Zealand School of Music
Executive Assistant:Karen Adams
04 8015799 Ext: 62322