Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Peter Simmons

Associate Professor Peter Simmons

BA Lib Stud (Psych; English) 1987, Grad Cert (Org Comm) 1992, MA Communication (Organisational) 1995, Doctor of Communication 2009, Grad Cert University Leadership 2013

I am an Associate Professor of Communication and a CSU Research Fellow.

I am drawn to conducting research that contributes to better public policy decisions and more effective communication about policy. I use multiple approaches to understanding the perspectives of users, citizens, communities and stakeholders. In recent years I have led several projects that provided politicians and government departments with clear insights into community thinking about different approaches to managing wildlife, especially sharks. Attitudes are often influenced by context and our team is increasingly using methods that help policymakers account for context.

I teach in organisational communication and research methods and supervise a number of Communication Masters and Doctoral studies.

Before joining CSU I specialised in organisational communication and strategic change management across many private and public sector roles, including advertising, media and government relations, strategic planning and management, and public information campaigns.

I have a longstanding interest in communicating for cooperation, and researched extensively with sport referees: See the 4 min video: "What players want in a football referee" on YouTube.

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Peter’s subject specialties include organisational and employee communication, research methods, stakeholder engagement and public relations.

He has led teaching teams delivering in-house training to strategic communication staff in some of Australia's leading organisations including the Australian Defence Forces, Australian Tax Office, Australian Mutual Provident and the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Supervision

I encourage inquiries from students interested in studying topics related to:

- use and analysis of social media for policy and decision making

- communicating the future

- communicating to increase participation in cycling in regional towns and cities

- public communication campaigns

- fairness in communication

- human coexistence conflicts (with humans and non-humans)

- local government communication

- mediatisation and organisational communication.

Peter’s recent supervision includes:

Award

Student

Thesis title

Completion

Phd

Kane Callaghan

A model for using social media to inform policy and communication: The case of human-shark interactions. Cofunded by FoAE, FoBJBS, ILWS and Department of Primary Industries

 

PhD

Rizwan Sharif

Two necessary conditions of CSR: A case study of Bangladeshi corporations to determine the extent they listening with the intention to help their stakeholders

 

PhD

Lucia Wursch

Transactional analysis and internal organisational communication

 

DComm

Tracie Edmondson

Mediatisation and professional sport communication

 

PhD

Tania Johnston

Professionalism in paramedicine: What is it and how is it taught?

 

MA

Distinction

Chris Breaden

Mediatisation and local government communication

2018

MA

Distinction

Vanessa Campbell

Facebook communication and real world engagement

2018

MA High Distinction

Jane West

Change communication consultant practices in the public sector

2017

MA

Distinction

Alessandra Sardyga

An exploration of front line supervisor support for relationship building and effective communication with volunteers in an Australia not for profit organisation

2016

PhD

Ian Cunningham

Reconceptualising skilled communication in sport officiating

2016

BA Hons

2nd Class

Richard Hensley

Exploring the value of Facebook to the Maningrida Art and Culture.

2015

BA Hons

1st Class

Fae Heaselgrave

Web 2.0 technology and public sector PR in South Australia: Exploring the extent to which local government communicators use social media for dialogue

2014

DComm

Jeremy Berry

Recruitment and retention of Gen Y communicators in government

2013

BA Hons

1st Class

Phoebe Lane

A study of Suddenlies and the Logical Jolt: Theatrical techniques that engaged child audiences in performances in Thailand

2013

Find out more about Peter’s Teaching and Supervision here:

https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/schools/communication-creative-industries/staff/profiles/academic-staff/p-simmons

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Peter is actively researching in:

Peter's research grants include:

  • NSW Department of Primary Industries. A study of influences on preferences, tolerance and thresholds of acceptability for shark management options in NSW. (2018-2019)
  • NSW Department of Primary Industries. Assessment of community attitudes towards SMART drumlines as a shark harm mitigation tool (2019)
  • NSW Department of Primary Industries/Institute for Land, Water and Society. The attitudes of beach and ocean users to shark mitigation since SMART drumlines trials. (2018)
  • NSW Department of Primary Industries/Institute for Land, Water and Society/FoAE/FoBJBS. Understanding sentiment concerning human and non-human animal coexistence. PhD scholarship, principal supervisor (2017-2020).
  • NSW Department of Primary Industries. Shark deterrents and detection: Community perceptions, sentiment and preferences for shark management. Acquitted 2018.
  • Arts Faculty Compact: MASK: Conference on Performance and Performativity in the Communication Professions (2015)
  • Arts Faculty Compact: Writing and reporting research skills training (2013)
  • Arts Faculty Research Fellowship (2012)
  • Arts Faculty Research Committee Publication Grant (2011-12) Local government communication.
  • FIFA Switzerland. Joao Havelange Research Scholarship recipient (2008). Justice, Culture and Football Referee Communication. Acquitted 2009.
  • Arts Faculty Research Committee Publication Grant (2007-8) Fields of Justice.
  • Arts Faculty Research Committee Seed Grant (2006-7) Fair Call: Player Perceptions of Football Referee Communication.
  • Arts Faculty Research Committee (2005). The ethics of press release journalism. Co researcher Edward Spence. Acquitted 2005.
  • Arts Faculty seed Grant (2003) Nationwide survey of the evaluation practices and attitudes of Public Relations Professionals. Acquitted 2004.
  • Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care Divisions and Project Grants Program (1998). Community liaison project. Supervised a study of consumer preferences in general practice. Acquitted 2000.
  • Divisions and project grants program (1998). Aboriginal community liaison project. An action research project to improve health services for Aboriginal people. Acquitted 2000.

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All publications:

Peer Reviewed Papers

  • Cunningham, I Rix-Lievre, G, Mascarenhas, D & Simmons, P (under review) Team captains' activity during actual match interactions with sport officials
  • Simmons, P & Mehmet, M (under review) Hope for technology, respect for marine life and anger at the media: A social media and focus group study of ocean user attitudes to managing sharks.
  • Mehmet, M. M. I., & Simmons, P. (2019). Operationalizing social media in upstream social marketing. Journal of Social Marketing. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSOCM-08-2018-0074
  • Cunningham, I, Simmons, P, & Mascarenhas, D. (2018). Sport officials' strategies for managing interactions with players: Face-work on the front-stage. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.08.009
  • Simmons, P & Mehmet, M (2018). Shark management strategy policy considerations: Community preferences, reasoning and speculations. Marine Policy, 96, 111-119 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.08.010
  • Cunningham, I, Simmons, P & Mascarenhas, D (in press) Face-work on the front-stage: Sport officials’ strategies for managing interactions with players. Journal of Psychology and Sport Exercise.
  • Simmons, P. (2017). Transparency and communication can improve wildlife welfare outcomes: A case of kangaroos. SHS Web Conf., 33 (2017) 00073 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/shsconf/20173300073
  • Simmons, P. and Mehmet, M. (2016). Cullers and Guardians: Subcultures, attitudes and culling kangaroos. Jurnal Komunikasi, Malaysian Journal of Communication, 32(2). http://ejournal.ukm.my/mjc
  • Simmons, P. (2016). Walking as social and bodily readying for engagement with the environment. Fusion journal Issue 10. http://www.fusion-journal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2016/11/02-Simmons.pdf
  • Simmons, P. and Erskine, V. (2016). Public mission as strategy for future Australian local government communication. Australian Journalism Review, 38(2), 85-100. https://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=638084544962656;res=IELLCC
  • Mehmet, M & Simmons, P. (2016): Kangaroo court? An analysis of social media justifications for attitudes to culling, Environmental communication, DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2016.1220966
  • Simmons, P. (2016). Listen, involve and represent: Identifying focus for local government communicators. PRism 11(1): http://www.prismjournal.org
  • Heaselgrave, F. & Simmons, P. (2016) Culture, competency and policy: Why social media dialogue is limited in Australian local government, Journal of Communication Management, Vol. 20 Iss: 2, pp.133 – 147. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JCOM-07-2015-0059
  • Fawkes, J. & Simmons, P. (2015) Introduction to 'Mask'. Special edition of fusion journal. http://www.fusion-journal.com/issue/007-fusion-mask-performance-performativity-and-communication/
  • Cunningham, I., Simmons, P., Mascarenhas, D. & Redhead, S. (2015) Skilled communication in officiating: an exploration of player differences in interaction. Movement and Sport Sciences, Special Edition: Officials in Sports, pp.7990.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/sm/2014021
  • Simmons, P. (2014) Challenges for Communicators in Future Australian Local Government. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences. Volume 155, 6 November 2014, Pages 312–319 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042814057644
  • Al-Saggaf, Y. and Simmons, P. (2014) Disaster, social media and social change in Saudi Arabia. Technological forecasting and social change. pp 1-13. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040162514002522?via%3Dihub
  • Cunningham, I., Simmons, P., Mascarenhas, D. & Redhead, S. (2014). Concepts of communication and player management in the development of sport officials. International Journal of Sport Communication, 7(2), 166-187. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/IJSC.2013-0098
  • Simmons, P., Dowell, D. & Small, F. (2013). The influence of fairness on university student satisfaction. The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation. Vol 19. http://ijlae.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.251/prod.3
  • Simmons, P. & Small, F. (2012) Promotion, monitoring and strategic advice: professional communication in Australian local government. PRism public relations journal. PRism 9(1): http://www.prismjournal.org
  • Small F., Simmons, P. & Dowell, D. (2012) Teacher communication preferred over peer interaction: Student satisfaction with different tools in a virtual learning environment. Journal of International Education in Business.5(2), 114-128. https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/18363261211281735
  • Simmons P. and Walsh, B. (2012) Public Relations and Organisational Justice: More fairness or just more cooperation, Public Relations Inquiry, 1(2), 141-158.
  • Simmons P. (2011) Competent, dependable and respectful: Football refereeing as a model for communicating fairness, Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics. Vol 8 (3/4), 33-42. http://communicationethics.net/sub-journals/abstract.php?id=00012
  • Simmons P. and Walsh B. (2010) Disliking public relations: Democracy and the habits of ethical communicators, Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics. Vol 7 (4) 13-19. http://www.communicationethics.net/journal/v7n4/v7n4_feat1.pdf
  • Simmons P. and Tiung L.K. (2010) Menjejaki keadilan, Budaya dan Komunikasi Pengadil Bola Sepak, (Exploring Justice, Culture and Football Referees- Communication). Akademika, Jurnal Sains Kemasyarakatan dan Kemanusiaan Asia Tenggara (Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities) 79, 73-86.
  • Simmons P. (2010) Communicative displays as fairness heuristics: Strategic football referee communication, Australian Journal of Communication. 37(1). https://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=201011107;res=IELAPA
  • Simmons P. (2007) Loath to Admit: Pressures on the ethical Disclosure of News Release Sources by Journalists. Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics. Vol 4 (3).p.31-40. http://www.communicationethics.net/journal/v4n3/v4n3_10.pdf
  • Simmons P. and Spence E. (2006) The practice and ethics of media release journalism. Australian Journalism Review, Volume 28. July (1).
  • Hibbert Z. and Simmons P. (2006) War reporting and Australian defence public relations, an exchange. Prism. Volume 4, Issue 2.
  • Xavier R., Johnston K., Patel A., Watson T., and Simmons P. (2005) Using evaluation techniques and performance claims to demonstrate public relations impact: An Australian perspective. Public Relations Review Greenwich:Sep 2005.  Vol. 31(3), 417-424.
  • Simmons P. and Watson T. (2005) Public relations evaluation in Australia – practices and attitudes across sectors and employment status. Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal Vol. 6, No. 1, 2005.
  • Watson T. and Simmons P. (2004) Public relations evaluation – survey of Australian practitioners. Paper presented at the Australian New Zealand Communication Association Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Andrews B., Long I., Wilson R., and Simmons P. (2001) Identifying and overcoming the barriers to Aboriginal access to GP services in rural NSW. Australian Journal of Rural Health.

Book Chapters

  • Simmons, P. & Cunningham, I. (2013) Communication and sports officials. The Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication. Routledge.
  • Small F., Simmons, P. & Dowell, D. (2013) Teacher communication preferred over peer interaction: Student satisfaction with different tools in a virtual learning environment. Chapter 10 in H. Estelami (Ed) Frontiers of Distance Learning in Business Education. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/Frontiers-of-Distance-Learning-in-Business-Education1-4438-4452-7.htm.

Keynote Presentations

  • Simmons, P. (2015, October) Wicked problems, co-operatives and communication challenges for the new millennium. Presentation at the ASEAN Co-operative Organisation Acotex convention held at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Simmons, P. (2014, October) Challenges for Communicators in Future Australian Local Government. International Communication and Media Conference, Langkawi, Malaysia.

Peer-reviewed Paper Presentations

  • Callaghan, K, Mehmet, M & Simmons, P (2018, December) Facebook and Twitter utility for policymakers. Paper presented to Australia and New Zealand Marketing Association Conference, Adelaide.
  • Simmons, P & Mehmet, M., (2018) ‘Respect for marine life, hope for technology and anger at the media: A focus group and social media study of ocean user attitudes to shark management, Paper presented to International Communication and Media Conference, UUM, Penang, Malaysia. Best Paper Award.
  • Wursch, L & Simmons, P (2018) Transactional analysis and organisational communication. Paper presented to International Communication and Media Conference, UUM, Penang, Malaysia. Best Paper Award.
  • Mehmet, M & Simmons, P. (2018). Sharks, Social Sentiment and Science. Paper presented at International Social Marketing Conference, James Cook University, Singapore. file:///D:/Users/psimmons/Downloads/AASM%202018%20ISM%20Conference%20Proceedings%20(1).pdf
  • Mehmet, M., Pawsey, N., Nayeem, T., D'Alessandro, S., & Denyer-Simmons, P. (2017). Community Carp Virus Concerns: Appraising Recreational Fishers. In L. Robinson, L. Brennan, & M. Reid (Eds.), ANZMAC 2017 Conference Proceedings: Marketing for Impact (pp. 775-778)
  • Simmons, P & Mehmet, M. (2015, October). Subcultures in the online wilderness. Paper presented to Mention: International Communication and Media Conference, UKM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Simmons, P. (2014, July).Community engagement as 'core business' for communicators working in Australian local government. Presentation Australia and New Zealand Communication Association, Swinburne UT, Melbourne.
  • Simmons, P. (2013, November).The influence of Australian local government approaches to communication on community approval, staff turnover and media coverage. Presentation to 1st International Corporate and Marketing Communication in Asia Conference, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
  • Dowell, D., Simmons, P & Small, F. (2012, December) Grouping complainers: An investigation of Complaint Behaviours Using Segmentation Analysis of Service Dimensions. Paper presented to the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference, Adelaide, Australia. Simmons, P., Small F., (2012, November) Public relations practices in Australian local government authorities. Paper presented to the World Public Relations Forum, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Simmons, P. and Small, F. (2012, November) Politics, promotion and pavements. International Communication and Media Conference, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Small F., Simmons, P. and Dowell, D. (2012, June) Teacher communication preferred over peer interaction: Student satisfaction with different tools in a virtual learning environment. Paper presented at Frontiers of Distance Learning in Business Education Conference held at Fordham University, New York.
  • Simmons, P. & Walsh B. (2011, June) Fair call: Exploring the integration of justice and public relations, paper presented to International Public Relations Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Alexander, D., Cameron, D., Carroll, J. & Simmons, P. (2010, July) "Future-proofing a strategic communication team for a major Australian government entity", paper presented to the Public Relations Conference, Bled, Slovenia. Prize: Best paper.
  • Simmons, P & Walsh B. (2010, July) Disliking public relations: Democracy and the habits of ethical communicators, paper presented to Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia.
  • Simmons, P. & Tiung, L.K. (June, 2010) Communication and perceptions of fairness: A study of football players in Australia and Malaysia, paper presented to the I-Come International Communication and Media Conference, Malacca, Malaysia. Prize: Best quantitative paper.
  • Simmons, P. (2009, June) Player perceptions of fairness in football referee communication in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain and the UK, presentation to the 12th World Congress of Sport Psychologists, Marrakech, Morocco.
  • Simmons P. (2008) Measuring football player reactions to different referee communication behaviours. Paper presented to the III European Congress of Methodology, held in conjunction with the Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioural and Social Sciences (SMABS) Oviedo, Spain.
  • Simmons P. (2008) Justice, culture and football referee communication. Paper presented to the I-Come International Communication and Media Conference, Universiti Utara Malaysia , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Simmons P. (2007) Fair call: Player perceptions of justice in football referee communication. Presentation at the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Simmons P. (2006) Loath to admit – pressures on ethical disclosure of news release sources. Paper presented to Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) convention. San Francisco, August, 2006.  3rd prize faculty paper – Media Ethics division
  • Simmons P. (2006) Tackling abuse of officials: Attitudes and communication skills of experienced football referees. Paper presented at the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. http://www.adelaide.edu.au/anzca2006/conf_proceedings/
  • Simmons P. and Watson T. (2005) Public relations evaluation in Australia – practices and attitudes across sectors and employment status. Paper presented at the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) National Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Watson T. and Simmons P. (2004) Public relations evaluation – survey of Australian practitioners. Paper presented at the Australian New Zealand Communication Association Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Other Presentations

  • Simmons, P., Mehmet, M., Callaghan, K. and Redshaw, S. (2019)Listening to ocean user perspectives on shark management: Respect for marine life, hope for technology, and anger at the media. International Conference on Communication and the Environment, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Callaghan, K & Simmons, P. (2018, October) Analysing citizen justifications online to understand attitudes to policy and communication options: The case of shark management in NSW. Presentation to Public Relations Institute of Australia National Research Symposium, University of Technology, Australia.
  • Simmons, P (2018, October) Sharks, Policy and Social Media. Presentation to International Islamic University of Malaysia staff and students, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Simmons, P (2018, October) Perceptions, context and co-existence with wildlife. Presentation to Jabatan Perhilitan Melaka (Wildlife Department) Staff, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • Callaghan, K, Simmons, P & Mehmet, M (2018, November) presentation NSW Department of Primary Industries Strategy, Policy and Engagement team. Orange.
  • Simmons, P, Mehmet, M and Callaghan K. (2018, May) Attitudes to sharks in NSW. Presentation to the findings of the Shark Sentiment Report to the Australian Shark File staff, Taronga Zoo, Sydney. June 2018.
  • Simmons, P. (2017, November) Communication for the Voiceless: The case of Bathurst Kangaroos. 3rd International Compassionate Conservation Conference, Leura.
  • Husain K, Nasirah A, Kamarudin, F, Simmons P &  Mehmet M, (2017, July). Untold narratives: Voices of FELCRA settlers towards Macaque monkeys in Hulu Melaka Malaysia. Presentation to Australia and New Zealand Communication Association, Sydney University, Sydney.
  • Nasirah A, Husain K, Nasirah A, Kamarudin, F, Simmons P &  Mehmet M, (2017, July). Communicating to Reduce Conflict Between Humans and Long-Tailed Macaques. Presentation to Australia and New Zealand Communication Association, Sydney University, Sydney.
  • Kamarudin, F, Nasirah A, Husain K, Nasirah A, Simmons P &  Mehmet M,  (2017, July). Conflicts of Human-Wildlife Co-Existence: Voices from the Authority. Presentation to Australia and New Zealand Communication Association, Sydney University, Sydney.
  • Simmons P (2017, July). Better to Shift Than to Shoot": A Communication Win for the Voiceless. Presentation to Australia and New Zealand Communication Association, Sydney University, Sydney.
  • Simmons P & Holland, T (2017, July). Communicating the future. Presentation to Australia and New Zealand Communication Association, Sydney University, Sydney.
  • West, J & Simmons, P. (2017, July).  The communications methods and change approaches used by consultant change practitioners in Commonwealth public sector change interventions. Presentation to Australia and New Zealand Communication Association, Sydney University, Sydney.
  • Wursch, L, Taylor, J & Simmons, P. (2017, July). 'Open but not blank': preliminary field work for exploration of the influence of Transactional Analysis on Internal Communication in a case organisation. Presentation to Australia and New Zealand Communication Association, Sydney University, Sydney.
  • Simmons, P (2016, September) Transparency and communication can improve wildlife welfare outcomes. Presentation to the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Simmons, P. & Mehmet, M. (2016, April). Moral responsibility, economic advantage and the conflation of interests and attitudes towards kangaroo culling. Presentation at Land Dialogues Conference, SCCI, Wagga Wagga CSU, Australia.
  • Simmons, P. (2016, April). International interest, reputational considerations and attitudes to culling. Presentation to Bathurst Kangaroo Roundtable, Rahamim, Bathurst, Australia.
  • Simmons, P. & Mehmet, M. (2015). Communication research method challenges. Presentation at University technology, Melaka (UTEM) Malaysia.
  • Fox, I & Simmons, P. (2014) Unwelcome memories: An exploration of implications and ethics of The Western Advocate's 'Throwback Thursday'. Presentation to the National conference of the Journalism and Research Educators' Association of Australia, University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Cunningham, I, Simmons, P, Mascarenhas, D & Redhead, S (2014). Concepts of communication and interaction in sport officiating. Presentation to First International Conference on Sport officiating. University Blaise-pascal, Clermont Ferrand, France.
  • Cunningham, I, Simmons, P, Mascarenhas, D & Redhead, S (2014). An exploration of peak sport bodies' approaches to improving sport officials' communication. Presentation to Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Simmons, P. (2013, November) Communication in Australian Local Government Authorities: A tool for good government. Presentation to the College of Local Administration, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
  • Simmons, P. (2013, April). What's fair? Leadership communication in teaching. Presentation to Western Gateway Educational Community Combined staff development day. Wallerawang, NSW.
  • Simmons, P. (2013, February) Who are you and what do you want? Issues for Australian local government communicators. Presentation to Government Communications Australia, National Convention, Sydney.
  • Cunningham, I, Simmons, P & Mascarenhas, D. (2012, November) Sports Officiating Communication: 'Developing a Feel for the Game'. Paper presented to The Worlds of Football II: Heritage, Communities and Cultures international conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Simmons, P (2012, October) Accountability, awareness and advice: Communication in Australian local government. Presentation to the Government of Kota Kinabalu (DBKK), City Hall, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
  • Simmons, P (2012, November) Fairness, communication and cooperation. Presentation to the University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
  • Simmons, P (2012, October) Fairness, communication and cooperation. Presentation to the University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Simmons, P (2012, October) Communicators in Australian Local Government. Presentation to the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Simmons, P., Dowell, D. and Small, F. (2012, August). The influence of fairness on university student satisfaction.  Presentation at the 19th International Conference on Learning at The Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
  • Simmons, P. and Small, F. (2012, August) Communicators in Australian Local Government. Presentation delivered to National Local Government Public Relations Network at the Local Government and Shires Association NSW, Sydney.
  • Simmons, P. and Small, F. (2012, June) Communicators in Australian Local Government – preliminary findings. Presentation delivered to NSW Local Government Public Relations Network at the Local Government and Shires Association NSW, Sydney.
  • Simmons, P., Small, F. and Dowell, D. (2012) The Respectful Partnership and student satisfaction, presentation delivered to the National Practice-Based Education Summit, Charles Sturt University, Homebush, Australia.
  • Simmons, P. (2011) Satisfaction and perceived fairness of CSU and subjects, presentation delivered to CSUED2010 Conference, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia.
  • Simmons, P. (2011, July) Theorising football referee communication, paper delivered to: Theorising the Popular Conference, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK.
  • Simmons, P. (2010, June) Referee communication mitigates player uncertainty about decision correctness, paper delivered to: 2nd World Conference on Science and Soccer, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • Simmons, P. (2010, June) Fairness as communication strategy for mitigating player uncertainty about referee decisions, paper delivered to The Economics and Psychology of Football. Investigating decision making phenomena in the beautiful game. Conference at Heythrop College, University of London.
  • Simmons, P. (2010, November) Justice, injustice and student perceptions subject delivery, presentation delivered to CSUED2010 Conference, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia.
  • Simmons, P. (2009, November) The influence of subject procedures and lecturer interaction on student perceptions of fairness, presentation delivered to CSUED2009 Conference, Charles Sturt University, Thurgoona, 2009.
  • Simmons, P. (2008, July) Session leader "Cross-cultural measures". III European Congress of Methodology, held in conjunction with the Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioural and Social Sciences (SMABS) Oviedo, Spain.
  • Simmons, P. (2004) Evaluation practices of Australian PR practitioners, Local Government Public Relations Association Annual Convention,Sydney.
  • Simmons, P. (1995) The hospital's role in providing preadmission information to surgery patients, presentation delivered to the International Conference on Health Promotion held at Brunel University, London, England.
  • Simmons, P (1995) Health promotion and surgery: The Parkes hospital preadmission information package, presentation to 7th National health promotion conference. What's working, not working and networking in health promotion. Brisbane Hilton, Australia.
  • Simmons, P & Dunham, G (1993) I didn't know what to ask - patient admissions at Parkes District Hospital. Presentation to NSW Health Customer Focus Conference, Wesley Centre Sydney.
  • Middleton, J & Simmons, P (1991) Point of sale: nutrition promotion at Woolworths, presentation to 3rd Annual Health promotion conference: Nutrition and Exercise Programs. Crest Hotel, Sydney, Australia.

Other Publications and Reports

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Member

Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA)

International Association of Media and Communication Researchers (IAMCR)

International Environmental Communication Association (IECA)

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