Dr Franzisca Weder

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


Assoc. Prof. Dr. habil Franzisca Weder, Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland, Brisbane (Australia), is researching, writing and teaching in the areas of Organizational Communication and Public Relations with a specific focus on Sustainability Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility.

She worked as Guest Professor at University of Alabama (USA), University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (GER), University of Waikato (NZ), RMIT (Melbourne, AUS) and University of Ilmenau (GER).

Franzisca Weder is Chair of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) -> check this out (and become a member :-): https://www.theieca.org

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Research Interests

  • Sustainability Communication
    Communication about and for sustainability and sustainable development and sustainable communication
  • Storytelling
    I'm interested in storytelling as a communication strategy, as well as storytelling as process to story everyday live experiences, looking at narratives as social representations, and stories as the organising principle of how people give sense to the world
  • Climate change communication
    public representations and framing of climate change and related phenomena
  • Framing
    It's not always "only" about what is communicated in the media, by political institutions, corporates or NGO and even individuals (journalists etc.), but also about HOW it is communicated ... so I'm very interested in research that works with frame theory/framing approaches to better understand the interpretations and arguments about certain topics/issues.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor