Meet our Teaching Faculty - Dr John Gallagher Ed.D FPRII (Life)

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.

The teaching faculty includes Dr John Gallagher Ed.D, FPRII who has taught PR at the Dublin Institute of Technology for many years and will teach Communication Theory & Practice.

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 Gallagher

Dr John Gallagher Ed.D, FPRII is the Course Director for Postgraduate Programmes in Public Relations at the Dublin Institute of Technology and has lectured on Public Relations since 2002. Formerly, Communications Manager at Dublin Airport working for Aer Rianta, he worked for the airport management company, as an in-house public relations specialist for nearly twenty-five years with the exception of two periods when he served on secondment as advisor to the Minister for Justice and the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

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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