Dr Denise Jackson is an Associate Professor, and Coordinator of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) programs in the ECU School of Business and Law. Denise is the State Chair for the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) in Western Australia and sits on the ACEN National Board of Directors. She is an Editorial Board Member for several higher education journals.
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.
Denise maintains links with industry through 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 development 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.