Dr Lee Edwards is associate professor in communication and public relations at the University of Leeds, UK. She teaches and researches public relations from a socio-cultural perspective. She has published work on the exercise of power in and through public relations, and on diversity in public relations. She is the author of Power, Diversity and Public Relations (Routledge, 2014). She is editor, with Dr Caroline Hodges, of Public Relations, Society and Culture: Theoretical and Empirical Explorations (Routledge 2011). Lee is the secretary of the International Communication Association PR Division (2014-16).