Dr Denise Jackson
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- By appointment
- BES1200 Business Knowledge Development.
- Unit Coordinator of BES1200: Business Knowledge Development.
- PhD (Education), University of Western Australia
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education
- BA (First Class Honours) Business Studies, University of Sheffield, UK
- Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
- Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia Inc. (HERDSA)
Awards and recognition
- 2013 - Highly Commended Award Winner (for paper in Education + Training), Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.
- 2011 - Highly Commended Doctoral Dissertation Award, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
- 2011 - Emerald/EFMD Highly Commended Award Winner of the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Management and Governance category
- 2011 - Cameron Prize in Education, University of Western Australia. Best piece of research submitted for a PhD
- 2011 - Faculty of Business and Law, Dean's Award for Achieving a PhD
- 2010 - Best Paper Award, Volume 8, International Journal of Management: Jackson, D. (2010) An international profile of industry relevant competencies and skill gaps in modern graduates. International Journal of Management Education, 8(3), 29-58
- 2010 - Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (Sessional)
Denise is a lecturer for the ECU Business Edge program and currently coordinates the Business Knowledge Development unit (BES1200). She has facilitated in HRM, Organisational Behaviour and Management in the tertiary sector in both the UK and Australia for over ten years. Prior to this she worked in a number of roles, predominantly in Human Resources, in the UK financial and manufacturing sectors before running her own business in the tourism industry.
Denise maintains links with industry through her membership of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and liaising with stakeholders on their perceptions of graduate employability. Her research interest lies in the transfer of non-technical skills from higher education to the workplace and best practice in graduate recruitment and selection practices to alleviate documented skill gaps.
- Identifying industry requirements of business graduates in Australia
- Skill development in the workforce
- Improving productivity and performance in graduates and early career managers in the workplace
- The transfer of non-technical skills from higher education to the workplace
- Improving business curricula to enhance graduate employability
Current research areas
- Improving business curricula to enhance graduate employability
- Identifying strategies for enhancing skill transfer to improve graduate productivity and performance in the workplace
- The use of standardised rubrics in developing and assessing employability skills in higher education
- Graduate recruitment and selection practices and their impact on documented skill gaps
- Enhancing innovation in individuals in the workplace
Recent research grants
- 2013 - Developing a systematic process for evaluating and tracking the Higher Degree by Research experience to enhance graduate employment outcomes. Faculty of Business and Law Teaching and Learning Grant.Team: Dr Denise Jackson and Professor Grant Michelson.
- 2012 - 2013, Job design and employee innovation in the resources sector. Faculty of Business and Law Strategic Research Funding. Team: Dr Yuliani Suseno, Prof Craig Standing, Dr Denise Gengatharen & Dr Denise Jackson.
- 2012 - The impact of undergraduate employability provision on Faculty graduate employment outcomes. Faculty of Business & Law Strategic Grant.
- 2012 - The development of industry-aligned rubrics for assessing employability skills in business undergraduates. Faculty of Business and Law, Teaching and Learning grant. Researchers: Ms Linda Riebe & Dr Denise Jackson.
- 2012 - From university to the workplace: a pilot study investigating the transfer of non-technical skills in business graduates to the organisation. ECU Early Career Researcher Grant.
- 2011 - Auditing employability skill development in ECU business undergraduates. ECU FBL Teaching & Learning Grant. Researchers: Dr Denise Jackson, Ms Linda Riebe & Dr. Ruth Sibson.
- 2010 - Grant for Research Student Training Award, University of Western Australia, $2,650.
- Riebe, L., & Jackson, D. (in-press). The use of rubrics in benchmarking and assessing employability skills. Journal of Management Education.
- Jackson, D. (in-press) Business graduate employability – where are we going wrong? Higher Education Research and Development.
- Jackson, D. (in-press) Student perceptions of the importance of employability skill provision in business undergraduate program. Journal of Education for Business.
Refereed journal articles
- Jackson, D., Sibson, R. & Riebe, L. (in-press) Delivering work-ready business graduates: Keeping our promises and evaluating our performance. Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability.
- Jackson, D. (2013 online). Self-assessment of employability skill outcomes among undergraduates and alignment with academic ratings Assessment and Evaluation. Higher Education. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02602938.2013.792107.
- Jackson, D. (2013 online). Completing a PhD by Publication: A review of Australian policy and implications for practice. Higher Education Research and Development. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07294360.2012.692666.
- Jackson, D. (2012). Testing a model of undergraduate competence in employability skills and its implications for stakeholders. Journal of Education and Work. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13639080.2012.718750.
- Jackson, D. & Chapman, E. (2012). Empirically derived competency profiles for Australian business graduates and implications for industry and business schools. International Journal of Management Education, 10(2), 112-128.
- Jackson, D. (2012). Business undergraduate perceptions of their capabilities in employability skills and implications for industry and higher education. Industry and Higher Education, 26(5), 345-356.
- Jackson, D., & Chapman, E. (2012) Non-technical skill gaps in business graduates. Education + Training, 54(2/3), 95-113.
- Jackson, D., Chapman, E. (2011) Non technical competencies in undergraduate business degree programs: Australian and UK perspectives. Studies in Higher Education, 37(5), 541-567.
- Jackson, D., Hancock, P. (2010) Developing non-technical skills in undergraduate degrees in business and their transfer to the workplace. Education Research and Perspectives, 37(1), 52-84.
- Jackson, D. (2010) An international profile of industry relevant competencies and Skill gaps in modern graduates. International Journal of Management Education, 8(3), 29-58.
- Jackson, D., Chapman, E. (2010) Business graduate skill sets – summary report. Perth, Australia: University of Western Australia. (ERIC Document Reproduction, Service No. ED 511 910).
- Jackson, D. (2009a) Undergraduate Management Education: Its place, purpose and efforts to bridge the skills gap. Journal of Management and Organisation, 15(2), 206-223.
- Jackson, D. (2009b) Profiling industry relevant management graduate competencies: the need for a fresh approach. International Journal of Management Education, 8(1), 85-98.
- Riebe, L., Sibson, R. & Jackson, D. (2012). Working effectively with others: Student perceptions of employability skill development in an undergraduate business degree. Higher Education Research and the Student Learning Experience in Business (HERSLEB) International Conference 2012, University of Melbourne.
- Jackson, D., Sibson, R. & Riebe, L. (2010). Updating employability skills frameworks: an Australian case study. Proceedings of e-Culture Conference, 5 November, Edith Cowan University.
- Jackson, D & Chapman, E. (2010). What employers want in business graduates. Poster presentation. ANZAM Conference, 7-10 December, Adelaide, Australia.