Meet our Teaching Faculty - Dr John Joyce MPRII

The Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) has brought together a panel of six experienced PR professionals and academics to teach its flagship Diploma in PR, which starts on 25th September.

Dr John Joyce MPRII has had a long career in marine science communication and public relations and will teach Public Relations Campaigns & Presentation Skills.

Following an extensive review with industry and professional stakeholders led by Dr Martina Byrne FPRII, a former Director of Public Affairs at Wilson Hartnell PR with over 20 years industry experience, the PRII Diploma in PR has been revamped and is now being delivered directly by the PRII from September 25th.


Dr John Joyce MPRII

Dr John Joyce MPRII, is the recipient of a number of awards including the Glaxo Fellowship for EU Science Writers for Ireland and the PRII’s Gladys McNevin Trophy. As Communications Manager of the Marine Institute, he led a team that set up the ‘Explorers’ national primary school marine education programme. Dr Joyce is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), a keen cartoonist, writer and the author of five novels, three screenplays and four marine-themed books for children.



Now in its 31st year, the PRII Diploma in Public Relations is aimed at graduates or career changers seeking to move into a communications role, as well as communications and public relations practitioners seeking formal recognition of their professional attainment.

The next intake for the Diploma commences on Monday, September 25th, 2017. Classes will take place every Monday and Wednesday evening.

Enrolment is now open. Further information is available at or call (01) 661 8004.

The PRII Diploma in PR -  a qualification that will add value to any PR professional no matter what stage of their career.

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