Dr Kevin Ruck, BA Hons, MBA, PGCE, FCIPR, CMgr MCMI

What Kevin says

“I get a buzz from teaching as I like to explore new ideas and ways of working. I like to think big about PR, internal communication and employee engagement. I think you tend to always get what you’ve always got if you always do what you’ve always done. So teaching and learning is about thinking differently in ways that can be applied to better practice. I also put a lot of emphasis on research, insights, measurement and evaluation. That’s why  I did a PhD. It enabled me to understand how to do robust research that makes a difference to practice.”

Kevin’s qualifications

  • PhD (internal communication and employee engagement)
  • MBA
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • PG Cert in Business and Management Research
  • PG Cert in Education and Training (post-compulsory).

What Kevin has published:

Books:

Exploring Internal Communication, 3rd edition, published by Gower.

Research publications:

Ruck, K. and Yaxley, H. (2013) Tracking the Rise and Rise of Internal Communication since the 1980s. Paper Presented at the International History of Public Relations Conference at Bournemouth University.

Ruck, K. and Welch, M. (2012) Valuing Internal Communication; Management and Employee Perspectives. Public Relations Review. Vol 38 (2).

Academic conference papers:

Ruck, K. and Welch, M. (2016) Employee voice: An antecedent to organisational engagement?  Bledcom Conference in Bled, Slovenia. See Kevin present at Bledcom here.

Ruck, K and Yaxley, H. (2013) Tracking the Rise and Rise of Internal Communication since the 1980s. International History of Public Relations Conference at Bournemouth University, UK.

Ruck, K. and Welch, M. (2012) Valuing Internal Communication; Management and Employee Perspectives. Bledcom Conference in Bled, Slovenia.

Connect with Kevin on social media

Twitter: @AcademyKev, @pracademy
Linkedin: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/pracademy
Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/kevinruck