Dr Margaret Giles
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BackgroundDr Margaret Giles commenced at ECU in July 2008. She is a member of the Centre for Innovative Practice in the Faculty of Business and Law and a member of the Parkinson’s Centre in the Faculty of Computing, Health and Science.
She was the organising Chair of the 2012 Meta-Analysis in Economics Research Network (MAER-Net) Colloquium hosted by the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics and the Centre for Innovative Practice. Margaret has previously worked in research, policy, and planning positions in State and Federal Governments and the not-for-profit sector, as well as in teaching and research positions within the private and public university sector.
ResponsibilitiesMargaret is Honours Coordinator for the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics and Economics discipline group facilitator. She is the School of Accounting Finance and Economic's representative on the Faculty of Business and Law's Research and Higher Degrees Committee and is also a member of the Faculty's Ethics Committee.
Margaret is ECU's representative on the Committee of the WA Branch of the Economic Society of Australia and on the organising committee for the 2013 Conference of Economists. She is on the program committee for the 2013 Meta-Analysis in Economics Research Network (MAER-Net) Colloquium hosted by the University of Greenwich and is a Research Associate of the Women in Social and Economic Research (WiSER) Unit at Curtin Business School (since 2003).
- Bachelor of Economics (UWA, 1979)
- Master of Economics (UWA, 1991)
- Doctor of Philosophy (UWA, 2003)
- Member, Economic Society of Australia
Awards and recognition
- 2012 – Dean’s Award for an A* Journal publication.
- 2012 – Best Paper (with P. Williams) at the 2012 Global Telehealth Conference, Sydney, November.
- 2009 - Inaugural Dean’s Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.
- 2008 - joint winner of the Nina Buscombe Award from the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria.
- Economics of health, ageing and disability
- Labour economics including human capital effects of in-prison study
- Correcting for selection bias in the estimation of regression equations
- Meta regression analysis and correction for publication bias
Current research areas
- Estimating the home support needs and gaps for people living with neurodegenerative disorders (with Silver Chain) and intellectual disability (with Development Disability Council).
- Evaluating remote health monitoring initiatives (with ECU and Silver Chain).
- Determining the welfare and labour market outcomes of prison education and training (with WA Department of Corrective Services and federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations).
Recent research grants
- 2013 - Evaluating the impact of publisher on-line tools. Faculty of Business and Law Teaching and Learning grant; Project total $4,314.
- 2013 - Labour market outcomes of education and training during incarceration: Phase 3. Criminology Research Council grant; Project total $165,020.
- 2012 - 2013, Skill shortages in the WA resources sector. Faculty of Business and Law Strategic Research Funding. Team: Dr Margaret Giles, Dr Ann-Claire Larsen & Ms Tara Smith.
- 2012 - Studying in prison may reduce welfare dependence. Edith Cowan University – Industry Collaboration Grant. Team: Dr Margaret Giles, ECU, Chief Investigator, Mr Ray Chavez, DCS, Partner Investigator, Mr Ian D’Mello, DCS, Partner Investigator, Mr Ben Ryland, DEEWR (for Centrelink), Partner Investigator, Ms Jacqui Whale, ECU, Research Assistant.
- 2012 - Labour market outcomes of education and training during incarceration: Phase 2. ECU Industry Collaboration Grant with Industry partner Department of Corrective Services; Project total $30,191.
- 2012 - Faculty of Business and Law Visiting Fellow grant; Project total $7,600. Purpose: Funding Keynote Speaker, Prof Tom Stanley, Hendrix College, for the 2012 Meta-Analysis in Economics Research Network (MAER-Net) Colloquium held at Edith Cowan University in September.
- 2012 - ECU Office of Research and Innovation conference support grant: Project total $4,000. Purpose: Funding Workshop Coordinator, Prof Randy Rosenberger, Oregon State University, for the 2012 Meta-Analysis in Economics Research Network (MAER-Net) Colloquium held at Edith Cowan University in September.
- 2012 - Economic Society of Australia (WA branch) conference support grant: Project total $1,000. Purpose: Funding towards the 2012 Meta-Analysis in Economics Research Network (MAER-Net) Colloquium held at Edith Cowan University in September.
- 2011 - Labour market outcomes of education and training during incarceration: Phase 1. Faculty of Business and Law Strategic Research grant; Project total $17,088.
- 2011 - Patience is a virtue: the effect of students' time preferences on academic results. Faculty of Business and Law Teaching and Learning grant; Project total $4,583.
- 2008-2010 - The Costs of Meeting and not Meeting the Need for Support Services for People with Intellectual Disability in Western Australia. Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project. Project total $278,408.
- 2006–2008 - An Investigation Into the Home Support Needs of Adults Living with Neurodegenerative Disorders. Lotterywest Social Research Grant. Project total $178,000.
- Norris, K., Kelly, R., & Giles, M. (2005). Economics of Australian Labour Markets (6th ed.). Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education Australia.
- Williams, P. & Giles, M. (2012). Viability of Healthcare Service Delivery Alternatives for the Australian Mining Sector. Chapter in Smith, A.C., Armfield, N.R. and Eikelboom, R.H. (Eds). Global Telehealth 2012: Delivering Quality Healthcare Anywhere Through Telehealth. Netherlands: IOS Press. (Best paper at 2012 Global Telehealth Conference).
- Giles, M. et al. (2007). The role of education and training in prison to work transitions. Chapter in Dawe, S. Vocational education and training for adult prisoners and offenders in Australia: Research readings. National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
Refereed journal articles (since 2006)
- Bahn, S. & Giles, M. (2011). ‘Evaluation of the Neurodegenerative Conditions Coordinated Care Program (NCCCP) in Western Australia: Barriers to better service provision’, Evaluation and Program Planning, Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.06.005 .
- Doucouliagos, C., Stanley, T. & Giles, M. (2011). Are Estimates of the Value of a Statistical Life Exaggerated? Journal of Health Economics. In Press. Available at: doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2011.10.001.
- Giles, M. (2011). ‘A Participatory Teaching Strategy: Developing a Timeline of the Global Financial Crisis’, Australasian Journal of Economics Education, 8(1).
- Giles, M. & Lewin, G. (2011). ‘Not only MND: self-reported co-morbidities and other difficulties that impact on the need for home care support and allied health services’. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, 12(Suppl. 1): 37–39.
- Walker, E., Redmond, J. & Giles, M. (2010). ‘A proposed methodology to promote adoption of ‘green’ production by small firms’, International Journal of Business Studies, 18(1): 39-48.
- Walker, E., Redmond, J. & Giles, M. (2010). ‘Preface to Special Issue: Environmental Sustainability and Business firms’, International Journal of Business Studies, 18(1): 1-5.
- Allan, M.M. & Giles, M. (2008). ‘Psychometric Properties of Scheier and Carver’s Life Orientation Test in a Sample of Australian Prisoners’, Psychological Reports, 103, pp. 305 – 322.
- Colegrave, A. & Giles, M. (2008). ‘School cost Functions: A Meta-Regression Analysis’, Economics of Education Review, 27(6):688-696.
- Giles, M. & Lewin, G. (2008). Projecting the Home Support Needs of Adults with Neurodegenerative Disorders in Western Australia to 2050: Policy Implications, Australasian Journal on Ageing, 27(Supp 1): A46.
- Karol, E. & Giles, M. (2008). ‘Building Design and the Lived Experience of People with Neurodegenerative Disorders in Western Australia’, Architectural Science Review, 51(3), pp. 223 – 230.
- Karol, E. & Giles, M. (2008). ‘To Stay or to Move: Factors Influencing Housing Choices by People with Neurodegenerative Disorders who Want to Continue Living in the Community’, Australasian Journal on Ageing, 27(Supp 1): A11.
- Giles, M. & Le, A.T. (2007). Prisoners' Labour Market History and Aspirations: A Focus on Western Australia, Economic Record, 83(260): 31 – 45.
- Giles, M. & Voola, J. (2006). The Shrimp Game: Engaging Students in the Classroom, Australasian Journal of Economics Education, 3(1-2): 73 – 89.
- Matsushita, S., Siddique, A. & Giles, M. (2006). Education and Economic Growth: A Case Study of Australia, Review of Applied Economics, 2(1): 111 – 127.
Conference papers (since 2006)
- Giles, M., Cheung, Y.H. & Whale, J. (In press). „Patience is not the only virtue: The relationship between time preferences, class attendance and final marks‟. Paper presented at the 2012 Higher Education Research and the Student Learning Experience in Business Conference, the University of Melbourne, 10-11 December.
- Cheung, Y.H., Giles, M. & Whale, J. (In press). „Patience is a virtue: The Effect of Students‟ Time Preferences on Their Academic Results‟. Paper presented at the 2012 Australasian Teaching Economics Conference, Griffith University, 2-3 July.
- Giles, M. & Lewin, G. (2011). ‘Not only MND: self-reported co-morbidities and other difficulties that impact on the need for home care support and allied health services’. Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on ALS/MND, Hilton Hotel, Sydney, 30 November – 2 December.
- Giles, M., Yong, J. & Harris, A. (2011). ‘Can High Fail Rates be Reversed? Attending to Literacy Needs in Foundation Economics’, Proceedings of the Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in High Education Forum, The University of Melbourne, 11 February.
- Giles, M. (2009). ‘Real Time Undergraduate Economics Teaching: A Case Study of Teaching International Economics and Finance’, Paper presented at the 14th Australasian Teaching Economics Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 13 – 14 July.
- Giles, M. (2009). Teacher as ‘learner’: A Case Study of Teaching International Economics and Finance, Paper presented at E-Culture, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, 5 November.
- Karol, E. & Giles, M. (2008). ‘Theory and Practice: The Response of People with Neurodegenerative Disorders to Home Design in Western Australia', in Gerontechnology Conference Issue of 6th Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology,- Pisa, ISG, Helsinki, 7(2), pp. 137.
- Cooper, T. Bahn, S. & Giles, M. (2012). Investigating the social welfare indicators of Aboriginal Regional Art Centres: a pilot study. ECU Social Program Innovation Research Evaluation for WA Department of Indigenous Affairs.
- Giles, M. (2010). Teaching international economics and finance during (and beyond) the global financial crisis. UK Economics Network: Lecturers’ Resources: Case study. Available at: http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/showcase/giles_crisis
- Giles, M. (2009). Cost-Benefit Analysis, in Phillip Anthony O’Hara (Ed), International Encyclopedia of Public Policy―Governance in a Global Age, Volume 2: Economic Policy. GPERU: Perth, pp. 113-124, Available at: http://www.pohara.homestead.com/Encyclopedia/Volume-2.pdf
- Giles, M. (2009). Prison Population: Ethnic, Class and Gender, in Phillip Anthony O’Hara (Ed), International Encyclopedia of Public Policy―Governance in a Global Age, Volume 4: Social, Environmental and Corporate Governance. GPERU: Perth, pp. 550-560, Available at: http://www.pohara.homestead.com/Encyclopedia/Volume-1.pdf