Ellen Gunning is the director of the Irish Academy of Public Relations, which she established in 1992. She has been training students and corporate agencies ever since. She has lectured at UCC, UCD and GMIT, and she is an annual guest lecturer on the MA Programme in public relations at DIT. She has provided corporate training to some of Ireland best-known bodies including County Enterprise Boards, An Garda Síochána, BNP Paribas, Cork City Council, ESB, IDA, ICSA and the Small Firms Association. Ellen is the author of 'Public Relations - A Practical Approach', which is the core text on all PR courses in Ireland. She is also chairman of the board of directors of Dublin City FM radio station where she presents a weekly programme – 'Mediascope'.