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Chedza Simon

Dr Chedza Simon

Lecturer in Media, Media

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Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Chedza Simon is a lecturer in media and public relations at Swansea University. He joined the department after successfully completing his PhD in media studies, researching on organisational crisis communication in the global south and the role of social media. Chedza brings a wealth of industry experience to higher education. Before pursuing his PhD studies, he worked as a Private Secretary to the Minister in the Government of the Republic of Botswana. He also has an illustrious career in media and communication spanning over 15 years. He worked for Botswana’s biggest tabloid newspaper, The Voice, as a journalist, Business Editor, Sub Editor and News Editor. He would later be headhunted to lead the news department of Botswana’s first privately owned television station, eBotswana - a subsidiary of South Africa's eNCA news channel, as Head of News and Current Affairs. He then worked for Livingstone Kolobeng College in Botswana where he doubled as a public relations officer and secondary school teacher. Chedza is a recipient of the prestigious UK government Chevening Scholarship (for Masters Degree studies) and the Commonwealth PhD Scholarship. He successfully completed a Master of Arts in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations in 2015/16 here at Swansea University.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Crisis communication management
  • Social media
  • Media
  • Culture
  • Public relations
  • Branding
  • Strategic communication

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Chedza teaches postgraduate classes, a module on public relations, branding and promotion. He also teaches undergraduate modules on strategic communication as well as supervises dissertations for both undergraduate and postgraduates. His other teaching interests include areas such as data-driven public relations and global crisis communication and social media.