Claire Robinson, Professor of Communication Design

Claire Robinson, Professor of Communication Design

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Toi Rauwharangi College of Creative Arts

Professor Claire Robinson’s research interest is the visual communication of political messages in the context of election campaigning and political leadership. Her research has been disseminated through international peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, international conferences and designs. Robinson is a frequent media commentator on New Zealand politics. She is available to supervise postgraduate students up to PhD level.

  • Expertise

    Political advertising, political marketing, political leadership, election campaigning, visual research.

    View Claire Robinson's expertise directory profile.

  • Research Highlights

    Robinson C., (2018). “Minor party campaign advertising: A market-oriented assessment”, in Political marketing and management in the 2017 New Zealand election, Palgrave: London

    Robinson C., Kane K.W., Parkin T., (2017) On the Fence 2017, Design+Democracy Project. Interactive Web Tool (Design)

    Robinson C., Mark, S., Brown, A., PWC., DesignCo (2017), “The Value of Design to New Zealand”,

    Robinson C., Kane K.W., Parkin T., Le Bas, T., (2016)  VoteLocal, Design+Democracy Project. Interactive Web Tool (Design)

  • Qualifications

    BA(Hons) (Victoria University of Wellington)
    BDes (Wellington Polytechnic/Victoria University of Wellington)
    PhD (Massey University)

  • Professional Affiliations

    New Zealand Political Studies Association
    American Political Science Association
    Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ)

  • Supervision

    Annette O'Sullivan
    Historic stenciling on New Zealand sheep stations


    Primary supervisor: Prof. Vicki Karaminas
    Co-supervisor: Prof. Claire Robinson


    Patricia Thomas
    Large letter'd as with thundering shout


    Primary supervisor: Prof. Bronwyn Labrum
    Co-supervisor: Prof. Claire Robinson