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Honorary Life Associate, Cosmopolis, CMMi Press Editor, Newsletter Editor

Robyn Penman

Robyn Penman (PhD, UMelb) has been an independent communication scholar and consultant to government on communication and social policy matters. She was also a Founding Director of the Communication Research Institute of Australia (1987-2000) and an Adjunct Professor in Communication at the University of Canberra (1999-2005). Robyn is a past President (1985-6) and Life Member of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association, has served on the International Communication Association board (2002-3) and is a Visiting Senior Member, Linacre College, Oxford (1987-). She was also the Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Communication (1984-2003) and has served on the editorial boards of Communication Theory and Human Communication Research. She is currently a board member of the CMM Institute, an Honorary Life Associate, Co-Director of the Cosmopolis2045 project and General Editor of CMMi Press.

Robyn has devoted her scholarly career to the development of a practical-theoretic approach to understanding communication as a relational practice. She has been equally as focused on asking questions about what makes for good communicating and what this can mean in the public sphere. She is the author of four books—Communication Process and Relationships, Not the Marrying Kind (with Yvonne Stolk), Reconstructing Communicating: Looking to a Future, and Making Better Social Worlds (with Arthur Jensen)—along with many book chapters and journal articles.

Honorary Life Associate, Cosmopolis,
CMMi Press Editor, Newsletter Editor

Robyn Penman

Robyn Penman (PhD, UMelb) has been an independent communication scholar and consultant to government on communication and social policy matters. She was also a Founding Director of the Communication Research Institute of Australia (1987-2000) and an Adjunct Professor in Communication at the University of Canberra (1999-2005). Robyn is a past President (1985-6) and Life Member of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association, has served on the International Communication Association board (2002-3) and is a Visiting Senior Member, Linacre College, Oxford (1987-). She was also the Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Communication (1984-2003) and has served on the editorial boards of Communication Theory and Human Communication Research. She is currently a board member of the CMM Institute, an Honorary Life Associate, Co-Director of the Cosmopolis2045 project and General Editor of CMMi Press.

Robyn has devoted her scholarly career to the development of a practical-theoretic approach to understanding communication as a relational practice. She has been equally as focused on asking questions about what makes for good communicating and what this can mean in the public sphere. She is the author of four books—Communication Process and Relationships, Not the Marrying Kind (with Yvonne Stolk), Reconstructing Communicating: Looking to a Future, and Making Better Social Worlds (with Arthur Jensen)—along with many book chapters and journal articles.