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Dr Barbara Gibson

Lecturer in Intercultural Business Communication
Programme Director for MA Intercultural Communication for Business and Professions

BA (Oklahoma City University)
PhD in Intercultural Communication (Birkbeck)

Contact details

Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication
Birkbeck, University of London
26 Russell Square,
London
WC1B 5DQ
email: b.gibson@bbk.ac.uk
LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/barbaragibson 
Twitter: @barb_g

Summary

  • Dr Barbara Gibson earned her PhD here in the Birkbeck Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, exploring the Intercultural Competencies Needed by Global CEOs. With more than 25 years’ experience as a business communication professional, she has worked with companies worldwide, and is a past international Chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). She currently serves as President of the UK chapter of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training & Research (SIETAR), and as Vice Chair for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) International group.

Publications and Presentation

  • “Found in Translation: Developing Internal Communication for a Global Audience,” co-presented with Jo Alexander of HSBC, IABC World Conference, June 2015, San Francisco
  • “Intercultural Competency and the Global CEO”, SIETAR Europa Congress, May 2015, Valencia
  • “Learning to Communicate with an International Accent”, IABC Spain and IE Business School, Madrid, May 2015
  • “Intercultural Competency and Global Organizations,”  European Relocation Association (EuRA) Conference, Porto, April 2015
  • “The Power of Global Communication,”  IABC EMENA Region EuroComm Conference, London, April 2015
  • “Engaging Communication Globally”, keynote & panel facilitation, IABC UK workshop at the UK Dept of Business Innovation & Skills, 10 July 2014, London.
  • Barbara Gibson, Troy Gordon & Meredith Hyde (2015), Social Media & Intercultural Competency:  Using Each to Explore the Other, in AIEA edited volume:  Internationalizing Undergraduate Education: Critical Conversations for 21st Century Practitioners.
  • Barbara Gibson & Zhu Hua (In Press) Interviewing, Research Methods in Intercultural Communication: A Practical Guide; Zhu Hua, Ed., London: Wiley.
  • “Intercultural Competency and the Global CEO”, Dialogin Global Leadership Competence Conference, 13-14 June 2014, Konstanz, Germany.
  • “Globalize Your CEO”, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Webinar, 7 November 2013.
  • “Communication Skills for Global Leaders”, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) World Conference, June 2013, New York.
  • “Intercultural Competencies Needed by Global CEOs”, International Association of Cross Cultural Competence and Management (IACCM) Conference & Doctoral Workshop, 20-21 June 2012, Naples, Italy.
  • “Intercultural Competencies Needed by Global CEOs”, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) World Conference, 24-26 June 2012, Chicago, USA.
  • “Intercultural Competencies Needed by Global CEOs”, Global Leadership Competence Conference, 29-30 June 2012, Konstanz, Germany.
  • “Culture, Interculturists and Technology”, Panel presentation, with Dr Milton Bennett and Dr Saila Poutiainen, Sietar Europa Congress, Sept 2011, Krakow.

Memberships and Afflilitions

  • Society for Intercultural Education, Training & Research (SIETAR)
    • President of SIETAR UK
  • Chartered Institute of Public Relations
    • Member (MCIPR)
    • CIPR International Sector Group – Vice Chair
  • International Journal of Business Communication (IJBC)
    • Editorial Board Member
  • International Association of Business Communicators
    • International Chair, 2008/09
    • Program Advisory Committee for IABC World Conference, 2014/15
    • Exam Writer for Global Communication Certification Council, 2014
  • City Women’s Network
    • Member

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