About

This website is the virtual home of ECREA’s Crisis and Risk Communication global community. You will find information about the division, upcoming events, past events, links and resources, with conference submission and publication opportunities. In addition, this is also a place where academics and practitioners can share their work they have published or presented, promote their publications and books, present best practices and broadly engage about Crisis and Risk Communication.

If you would like to be a contributor, email Audra Diers-Lawson (audra.lawson@leedsbeckett.ac.uk) and she will set you up with a contributor account.

Crisis Communication Division Archive

Visit the Crisis Communication Division Archive for information and history of the division from 2014-2018.

Meet the Current Management Team

Dr. Audra Diers-Lawson, Crisis Communication Division Chair

Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom. She serves as the editor for the International Journal of Crisis and Risk Communication Research, and also sits on several journal editorial boards with recent publications on topics like consumer trust, intercultural crisis communication, crisis atonement, whistleblowing, and stakeholder anger at organisations in crisis.


Dr. Florian Meißner, Crisis Communication Division Vice-Chair

Several years of practical experience as a journalist (WDR, ZDF). Academic interests: journalism, political communication, risk and crisis communication.

Since March 2019 Scientific Researcher at the Communication and Media Science Department, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. Current projects involve research on public debates about cybersecurity, an experimental study on the use of artificial intelligence in political communication, and a sociological analysis of problems and governance in collaborative research.


Dr. Silvia Ravazzani, Crisis Communication Division, Vice-Chair

Associate Professor at the Department of Business at IULM University (Italy). Previously she held the same position at the Department of Management at Aarhus University (Denmark).

Her research focuses on crisis communication especially from an internal and multicultural perspective. Other research interests include corporate ethics, employee communication, social media and diversity management.

She is member of the Scientific Committee and Senior Project Leader of the Centre for Employee Relations and Communication at IULM University. She is member of the Editorial Board of European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management. She is Vice-chair for the Crisis Communication Section at ECREA since 2016.


Ms. Janina Klingelhöfer, Crisis Communication Division, YECREA Representative

Janina Klingelhöfer (M.A.) is a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Department of Media and Communication at LMU Munich (Germany). Her research and teaching focuses on Crisis Communication, Strategic Communication, Change Communication and Discourse Analysis. In her dissertation, she is investigating the development and establishment of the Crisis Communication research field. Janina Klingelhöfer studied Media and Communication Science as well as Corporate Communication at the University of Passau and at Aarhus University. During and after her studies, she worked as a Communication Manager. Since November 2018, Janina Klingelhöfer is the Young Scholar Representative of the ECREA Crisis Communication section.