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Dr Denise Jackson

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2794, Email: d.jackson@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.361B
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2794
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5235
Email: d.jackson@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.361B  

 

Dr Denise Jackson is a Senior Lecturer, and Coordinator of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) programs in the School of Business and Law. Denise is a member of the Faculty Research and Higher Degrees Committee and the State Chair for Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) in Western Australia.. She is an Editorial Board Member for the Asia Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education and the Industry and Higher Education Journal.

Availability

  • By appointment

Current teaching

  • BUS6900 - Management Practicum
  • FBL3400 - Business Internship I
  • FBL3500 - Business Internship II
  • FBL3501 - Business Practicum Unit

Responsibilities

  • Unit Coordinator of BUS6900 - Management Practicum
  • Unit Coordinator of FBL3400 - Business Internship I
  • Unit Coordinator of FBL3500 - Business Internship II
  • Unit Coordinator of FBL3501 - Business Practicum Unit
  • Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Coordinator for the School of Business and Law

Professional associations

  • State Chair (WA) for Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN)
  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia Inc. (HERDSA)
  • Member of World Association of Cooperative Education (WACE) International Research Group
  • Member of Western Australian Institute for Educational Research

Awards and recognition

  • 2016 - Vice Chancellor’s Award for Engagement in Learning and Teaching
  • 2014 - Early Career Award, West Australian Institute for Education Research
  • 2014 - Faculty of Business and Law, Dean's Award for Early Career Researcher
  • 2014 - Faculty of Business and Law, Dean's Award for Engagement
  • 2014 - Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research by Early Career Researchers.
  • 2013 - Highly Commended Award Winner (for paper in Education + Training), Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.
  • 2011 - Cameron Prize in Education, University of Western Australia. Best piece of research submitted for a PhD.
  • 2011 - Emerald/EFMD Highly Commended Award Winner of the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Management and Governance category.
  • 2011 - Faculty of Business and Law, Dean's Award for Achieving a PhD.
  • 2011 - Highly Commended Doctoral Dissertation Award, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).
  • 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).

Background

Denise has facilitated in Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour and Management in the tertiary sector in both the UK and Australia for approximately fifteen 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.

She maintains links with industry through her membership of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Australian Collaborative Education Network and liaising with local employers in the coordination of work placements and internships. Her research interests lie in enhancing graduate employability through WIL opportunities, employability skill development and career management learning. She is also interested in the relationship between graduate employability and employment outcomes and best practice in graduate recruitment and selection to alleviate documented skill gaps.

Research areas and interests

  • Work-integrated learning in higher education
  • Improving business curricula to enhance graduate employability
  • Graduate recruitment and selection practices and their impact on documented skill gaps
  • Improving productivity and performance in graduates in the workplace

Internal research grants

  • 2016 SBL Teaching and Learning Grant. Dr Denise Jackson: “Developing online learning modules to better prepare students for the WIL experience” - $4948.
  • 2014 FBL Strategic Research Grant. Dr Denise Jackson: “Career management competencies among Business undergraduates and the role of Work-Integrated Learning”- $8829.
  • 2013 ECU FBL Teaching and Learning Grant. Dr Denise Jackson (Lead researcher) and Professor Grant Michelson: “Developing a systematic process for evaluating and tracking the Higher Degree by Research experience to enhance graduate employment outcomes” - $9,578
  • 2013 ECU FBL Research Strategic Grant. Dr Denise Jackson: “The impact of undergraduate employability skill provision on Faculty graduate employment outcomes” - $9,920
  • 2012 ECU FBL Teaching and Learning Grant. Linda Riebe and Dr Denise Jackson: “The development of industry-aligned rubrics for assessing employability skills in business undergraduates” - $6,000
  • ECU FBL Teaching & Learning Grant. Dr Denise Jackson, Linda Riebe and Dr Ruth Sibson: “Auditing employability skill development in ECU business undergraduates” - $9,999

Qualifications

  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), The University of Western Australia, 2011.
  • PGradDip (Post Graduate Diploma), United Kingdom, 2003.
  • BAHons (Bachelor of Arts Honours), United Kingdom, 1994.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Gauging and developing innovative capabilities in Accounting and Finance graduates,  Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand,  AFAANZ - Grant,  2016 - 2017,  $3,500.
  • Enhancing Work-Integrated Learning outcomes among international students in Australia,  Australian Collaborative Education Network,  Grant,  2014 - 2016,  $10,000.
  • Working together to achieve better Work Integrated Learning outcomes: Improving productivity through better employer involvement,  Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry,  PET Industry Initiatives Grant,  2014 - 2015,  $25,000.
  • From university to the workplace: A pilot study investigating the transfer of non-technical skills in business graduates to the organisation.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012 - 2013,  $21,274.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Jackson, D., (2015), Career choice status among undergraduates and the influence of work-integrated learning. Australian Journal of Career Development, 24(1), 3-14, London, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1177/1038416215570043.
  • Jackson, D., (2014), Factors influencing job attainment in recent Bachelor graduates: Evidence from Australia. Higher Education, 68(1), 135-153, Dordrecht, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1007/s10734-013-9696-7.
  • Jackson, D., (2014), Skill mastery and the formation of graduate identity in Bachelor graduates: evidence from Australia. Studies in Higher Education, 41(7), 1313-1332, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2014.981515.
  • Jackson, D., Michelson, G., (2014), Factors influencing the employment of Australian PhD graduates. Studies in Higher Education, article in press(article in press), article in press, Oxom, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2014.899344.
  • Jackson, D., (2014), Employability skill development in work-integrated learning: Barriers and best practice. Studies in Higher Education, 40(2), 350-367, Oxon, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2013.842221.
  • Jackson, D., (2014), Modelling graduate skill transfer from university to the workplace. Journal of Education and Work, 29(2), 199-231, DOI: 10.1080/13639080.2014.907486.
  • Vojnovic, P., Michelson, G., Jackson, D., Bahn, S., (2014), Ajustment, well-being and help-seeking among Australian FIFO mining employees. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 40(2), 242-261, Adelaide.
  • Jackson, D., (2014), Personality traits in Australian business graduates and implications for organizational effectiveness. Industry and Higher Education, 28(2), 113-126, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.5367/ihe.2014.0200.
  • Jackson, D., Sibson, R., Riebe, L., (2014), Undergraduate perceptions of the development of team-working skills. Education + Training, 56(1), 7-20, Bingley, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1108/ET-01-2013-0002.
  • Jackson, D., (2014), Business graduate performance in oral communication skills and strategies for improvement. International Journal of Management Education, 12(1), 22-34, Oxford, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijme.2013.08.001.
  • Riebe, L., Jackson, D., (2014), The use of rubrics in benchmarking and assessing employability skills. Journal of Management Education, 38(3), 319-343, DOI: 10.1177/1052562913511437.
  • Jackson, D., (2014), Self-assessment of employability skill outcomes among undergraduates and alignment with academic ratings. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 39(1), 53-72, DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2013.792107.
  • Jackson, D., (2013), Business graduate employability ? where are we going wrong?. Higher Education Research and Development, 32(5), 776-790, DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2012.709832.
  • Jackson, D., (2013), Completing a PhD by Publication - A review of Australian policy and implications for practice. Higher Education Research and Development, 32(3), 355-368.
  • Jackson, D., (2013), Student perceptions of the importance of employability skill provision in business undergraduate programs. Journal of Education for Business, 88(5), 271-279.
  • Jackson, D., Sibson, R., Riebe, L., (2013), Delivering work-ready business graduates: Keeping our promises and evaluating our performance. Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 4(1), 2-22.
  • Jackson, D., (2013), The contribution of work-integrated learning to undergraduate employability skill outcomes. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 14(2), 99-115.
  • Jackson, D., Chapman, E., (2012), Empirically derived competency profiles for Australian business graduates and their implications for industry and business schools. The International Journal of Management Education, 10(2), 112-128.
  • Jackson, D., (2012), Testing a model of undergraduate competence in employability skills and its implications for stakeholders. Journal of Education and Work, 27(2), 220-242, DOI: 10.1080/13639080.2012.718750.
  • Jackson, D., (2012), Business undergraduates' perceptions of their capabilities in employability skills : Implications for industry and higher education. Industry and Higher Education, 26(5), 345-356, DOI: 10.5367/ihe.2012.0117.
  • Jackson, D., Chapman, E., (2012), Non-technical skill gaps in Australian business graduates. Education + Training, 54(2-3), 95-113, DOI: 10.1108/00400911211210224.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2010.527935.
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