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Dr Denise Jackson is a Senior Lecturer on the ECU Business Edge program and the Coordinator of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) in the School of Business. Denise is a member of the Faculty Research and Higher Degrees Committee. She is an Editorial Board Member for the Asia Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education and the Industry and Higher Education Journal.
- FBL3501 - Business Practicum Unit
- Unit Coordinator of FBL3501 - Business Practicum Unit
- Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Coordinator for the School of Business
- PhD, 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)
- Australian Collaborative Network
- Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia Inc. (HERDSA)
Awards and recognition
- 2014 - Early Career Award, West Australian Institute for Education Research
- 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 - 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 has facilitated in Human Resource Management, 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.
She maintains links with industry through her membership of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Australian Collaborative Network and liaising with stakeholders on the development and assessment of graduate employability. Her research interests lie in enhancing graduate employability through WIL opportunities and employability skill and career management development. 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 and early career managers in the workplace
Recent research grants
- 2014 - Enhancing Work-Integrated Learning outcomes among international students in Australia, Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) grant, $10,000. Dr Denise Jackson (Lead researcher) and Professor Ken Greenwood: .
- 2014 - Working together to achieve better Work Integrated Learning outcomes: Improving productivity through better employer involvement, Austalian Chamber Commerce and Industry (ACCI) grant, $75,000. Dr Denise Jackson (Lead researcher) in collaboration with UWA, Murdoch University,Curtin University and CCIWA.
- 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.
Refereed journal articles
- Jackson, D. (2014). Personality traits in Australian business graduates and implications for organisational effectiveness. Industry and Higher Education, 28(2), 113-126.
- Riebe, L., & Jackson, D. (2014). The use of rubrics in benchmarking and assessing employability skills. Journal of Management Education 38(3), 320-345.
- Jackson, D. (2014 online). Modelling graduate skill transfer from university to the workplace. Journal of Education and Work.
- Jackson, D., & Michelson, G. (2014 online). Factors influencing the employment of Australian PhD graduates. Studies in Higher Education.
- Jackson, D., Riebe, L & Sibson, R (2014). Undergraduate perceptions of the development of team-working skills. Education and Training 56(1).
- Jackson, D. (2014 online). Employability skill development in work-integrated learning: Barriers and best practice. Studies in Higher Education.
- Jackson, D. (2014). Business graduate performance in oral communication skills and strategies for improvement. Journal of International Management and Education, 12(1), 22-34.
- Jackson, D. (2013 online). Factors influencing job attainment in recent Bachelor graduates: Evidence from Australia. Higher Education.
- 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. (2013 online). Business graduate employability – where are we going wrong? Higher Education Research and Development.
- Jackson, D. (2013). Student perceptions of the importance of employability skill provision in business undergraduate program. 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 online). Self-assessment of employability skill outcomes among undergraduates and alignment with academic ratings Assessment and Evaluation. Higher Education.
- 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. (2012). Testing a model of undergraduate competence in employability skills and its implications for stakeholders. Journal of Education and Work.
- 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.
Research student supervision
- Doctor of Philosophy - The effect of well-being on work performance and help seeking behaviours of fly-in fly-out employees in the resources sector (Commencing 2013).