Professor Simon Goldsworthy
Professor of Public Relations and Advertising
In 2000 Simon launched the first MA programme in Public Relations in London at the University of Westminster, adding an undergraduate programme two years later. He has taught a range of media-related courses, covering advertising, propaganda, censorship, celebrity and political communication as well as PR. Simon has also set up and run courses for universities in other countries, including Johns Hopkins University in the USA; has lectured in China, including at Tsinghua University; has run a range of training courses for Chinese government officials; has served as a visiting professor at the Université Paris-Sorbonne; and has acted as consultant and external examiner for a number of programmes at other UK universities. He was formerly an Academic Governor at Richmond.
Simon has a first class degree in History from the University of London, and was a member of the UK’s Government Information Service, undertaking press and publicity work for a range of government departments, including the Central Office of Information, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Social Security and the Department of the Environment. His duties included advising government ministers on media handling. He subsequently worked both independently and for a number of PR consultancies, running PR projects for a wide range of public sector organisations, including an award-winning web-based campaign for the UK’s largest science research council. He is a Member of the Public Relations Consultants Association and acts as a judge for industry awards.
Second edition of PR Today (published 2016)
PR Performance Measurement and Evaluation (2015)