Associate Professor Denise Jackson is the Director Work-Integrated Learning in the School of Business and Law.
Key research areas
- Graduate employment and underemployment
- Work-integrated learning
- Graduate employability, career development learning and professional identity development
- Graduate workplace performance
As the Director of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) in the School of Business and Law at ECU, Denise is focused on preparing students for future work and career through embedding meaningful work-integrated learning and industry and community engagement into the curriculum, as well as providing access to a range of employability-related activities.
Denise’s work has been recognised by a number of research and teaching and learning awards, most recently a national Award for Teaching Excellence and the James W. Wilson Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research in the Field of Cooperative Education. Denise sits on the National Board for the Australian Collaborative Education Network, the professional association for WIL in Australia, and maintain close links with industry through research projects, the WIL program and networking.
As well as facilitating in the UK and Australian tertiary sectors, she has worked in Human Resource Management in financial and manufacturing sectors in the UK and in the tourism industry in the Middle East, Asia and Southern Africa.
Internal research grants
- 2018 ECU Centre for Innovative Practice research grant. Associate Professor Denise Jackson. “Innovating WIL design to improve skills and knowledge transfer among HE students” - $3979
- 2018 ECU SBL Teaching and Learning Grant. Associate Professor Denise Jackson. “Embedding WIL into Accounting Education into the School of Business and Law” - $5000.
- 2016 ECU SBL Strategic Research Grant. Dr Denise Jackson. “The impact of WIL on perceived graduate employability among undergraduates” - $7634.
- 2016 SBL Teaching and Learning Grant. Dr Denise Jackson: “Developing online learning modules to better prepare students for the WIL experience” - $4948.
- 2015 ECU FBL Strategic Research Grant. Dr Denise Jackson. “The impact of WIL on the development of pre- professional identity among undergraduates” - $1938.2015 ECU FBL Strategic Research Grant. Dr Denise Jackson. “The impact of WIL on the development of pre- professional identity among undergraduates” - $1938.
- 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