Sustainable Transitions

Sustainable Transitions to work require equity of access to quality education, work experience, and employment opportunities

Our research problematises employability and employment outcomes. We focus on higher education, labour market conditions, employer perspectives, changing industry requirements, and the broader policy environment.

Research in this theme centres on:

Equality of access to work and education

Quality education and work experience

 

This research aligns with the UN’s 4th Sustainable Development Goal: Ensure quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

 

Current Projects:

Recent Publications:

Beyond satisfaction scores: Visualising student comments for whole-of-course evaluation

Cunningham-Nelson, Sam, Laundon, Melinda, Cathcart, Abby (2021) Beyond satisfaction scores:Visualising student comments for whole-of-course evaluation Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 46 (5), pp.685-700.
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Compounding the impact of teaching development programs in China and Hong Kong SAR: Using the Professional Standards Framework to deepen learning and improve teaching self-efficacy

Bartlett, Jennifer, Hurst, Bree, Valentini, Chiara (2021) Public relations and legitimacy Public Relations, Handbooks of Communication Science [HoCS], pp.107-122.

Submission to National Priorities & Industry Linkage Fund Consultation Paper

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Sadiq, Kerrie, Feldman, Alicia (2021) Submission to National Priorities and Industry Linkage Fund Consultation Paper

The power of peers: Using peer-assisted learning to develop critical appraisal skills for evidence-based practice

Baker, Philip, Demant, Daniel, Cathcart, Abby, Francis, Daniel (2021) The power of peers: Using peer-assisted learning to develop critical appraisal skills for evidence-based practice Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 14 (3), pp.178-180.
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Tick-box, weasel words, or a transformative experience? Insights into what educators consider the real impact of HEA Fellowships

Cathcart, Abby, Dransfield, Mark, Floyd, Sarah, Campbell, Lauri-Anne, Carkett, Rachael, Davies, Vicky, Duhs, Ros, Smart, Fiona (2021) Tick-box, weasel words, or a transformative experience? Insights into what educators consider the real impact of HEA Fellowships International Journal for Academic Development.
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Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics Inquiry into Unlawful Underpayment of Employees' Remuneration: Submission No. 127

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Sadiq, Kerrie, Feldman, Alicia, Mayes, Robyn (2021) Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics Inquiry into Unlawful Underpayment of Employees' Remuneration: Submission No. 127

In-depth interviewing

Osborne, Natalie, Grant-Smith, Deanna, Baum, Scott (2021) In-depth interviewing Methods in Urban Analysis, Cities Research Series, pp.105-125.

Submission to the Select Committee on Job Security

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Williams, Penny, Mayes, Robyn, Feldman, Alicia, Laundon, Melinda (2021) Submission to the Select Committee on Job Security

Contextual considerations for eco-behavioral change among aquatic recreationists

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Feldman, Alicia, Gregory, Kieran, Mihaila, Viorel (2021) Contextual considerations for eco-behavioral change among aquatic recreationists Behavioral-Based Interventions for Improving Public Policies, pp.128-154.

Enacting care-ful engagement in the (post)pandemic care-less university

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Payne, Ryan, Bozkurt, Aras (2021) Enacting care-ful engagement in the (post)pandemic care-less university Handbook of Research on Emerging Pedagogies for the Future of Education:Trauma-Informed, Care, and Pandemic Pedagogy, Advances in Educational Technologies & Instructional Design, pp.169-190.

Counting for Something: Valuing the Human Development Index

French, Erica, Williams, Jannine, Ng, Eddy S., Stamper, Christina L., Klarsfeld, Alain, Han, Yu (Jade) (2021) Counting for Something: Valuing the Human Development Index Handbook on Diversity and Inclusion Indices: A Research Compendium, Research Handbooks in Business and Management series, pp.16–33.

The influence of professional identity and self-interest in shaping career choices in the emerging ICT workforce

Tsakissiris J & D Grant-Smith (2020 (in press)) The influence of professional identity and self-interest in shaping career choices in the emerging ICT workforce. International Journal of Work Integrated Learning.

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Navigating employability form the bottom up

McDonald, Paula, Grant-Smith, Deanna, Moore, Kathy, Marston, Greg (2020) Navigating employability from the bottom up Journal of Youth Studies, 23 (4), pp.447-464.
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Inclusion and contribution of male educators in early childhood education and care teaching teams

Thorpe, Karen, Sullivan, Victoria, Jansen, Elena, McDonald, Paula, Sumsion, Jennifer, Irvine, Susan (2020) A man in the centre: Inclusion and contribution of male educators in early childhood education and care teaching teams Early Child Development and Care, 190 (6), pp.921-934.
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Open market internships: What do intermediaries offer?

McDonald, Paula (2020) Open market internships: What do intermediaries offer? Journal of Education and Work, 33 (1), pp.33-47.
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Addressing mentor wellbeing in practicum placement mentoring relationships

Gillett-Swan, Jenna, Grant-Smith, Deanna (2020) Addressing mentor wellbeing in practicum placement mentoring relationships in initial teacher education International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education.
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Navigating employability from the bottom up

McDonald, Paula, Grant-Smith, Deanna, Moore, Kathy, Marston, Greg (2020) Navigating employability from the bottom up Journal of Youth Studies, 23 (4), pp.447-464.
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Submission to the Job-ready Graduates Package exposure draft legislation

Grant-Smith, D., Laundon, M., & Feldman, A. (2020) Submission to the Job-ready Graduates Package exposure draft legislation. .

Addressing mentor wellbeing in practicum placement mentoring relationships in initial teacher education

Gillett-Swan, Jenna, Grant-Smith, Deanna (2020) Addressing mentor wellbeing in practicum placement mentoring relationships in initial teacher education International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 9 (4), pp.393-409.
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Teaching Philosophy Statements

Laundon, Melinda, Cathcart, Abby, Greer, Dominique (2020) Teaching philosophy statements Journal of Management Education, 44 (5), pp.577-587.
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Teaching business, management and accountancy

Greer, Dominique, Cathcart, Abby, Neale, Larry, Marshall, S. (2020) Teaching business, management and accountancy Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Enhancing Academic Practice. [5th ed.], pp.276-290.

Open market internships: What do intermediaries offer?

McDonald, Paula (2020) Open market internships: What do intermediaries offer? Journal of Education and Work, 33 (1), pp.33-47.
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Equity in postgraduate education in Australia: Widening participation or widening the gap?

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Irmer, Bernd, Mayes, Robyn (2020) Equity in postgraduate education in Australia: Widening participation or widening the gap?

Academic evidence on the causes, manifestations and responses to workplace sexual harassment

McDonald, Paula, Charlesworth, Sara (2019) Academic evidence on the causes, manifestations and responses to workplace sexual harassment: Initial submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission's National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces

Rurality and Education

Pini, Barbara, Mayes, Robyn, Rodriguez Castro, Laura (2019) Rurality and Education
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Intersectionality and Indigenous Peoples in Australia: Experiences with engagement in Native Title and mining

Osborne, Natalie, Howlett, Catherine, Grant-Smith, Deanna, Hankivsky, O, Jordan-Zachery, J S (2019) Intersectionality and Indigenous peoples in Australia: Experiences with engagement in native title and mining The Palgrave handbook of intersectionality in public policy (The Politics of Intersectionality), pp.389-411.

Don't spend, eat less, save more: Responses to the financial stress experienced by nursing students during unpaid clinical placements

Grant-Smith, Deanna, de Zwaan, Laura (2019) Don't spend, eat less, save more: Responses to the financial stress experienced by nursing students during unpaid clinical placements Nurse Education in Practice, 35, pp.1-6.
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The emergence of marketing professionals in schools

McDonald, Paula, Pini, Barbara, Bartlett, Jennifer (2019) The emergence of the marketing professional in schools British Journal of Sociology of Education, 40 (7), pp.883-900.
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Jobactive and young job seekers

Moore, Kathy (2019) Jobactive and young job seekers: Strengths, limitations, and suggested improvements to current practices Australian Journal of Public Administration, 78 (4), pp.530-545.
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The quest for sustainable employment

Moore, Kathy (2019) The quest for sustainable employment: Challenges faced by young people during the job-search process Australian Journal of Social Issues, 54 (1), pp.91-108.
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Support for supervisors: HR enabling flexible work

Williams, Penny (2019) Support for supervisors: HR enabling flexible work. Employee Relations.

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Not all fish are equal: A Bourdieuan analysis of ableism in a financial services company

Jammaers, Eline, Zanoni, Patrizia, Williams, Jannine (2019) 'Not all fish are equal: a Bourdieuan analysis of ableism in a financial services company' International Journal of Human Resource Management, Online (Online), pp.1-26.
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Economies of visibility as a moderator of feminism

Mavin, Sharon, Elliott, Carole, Stead, Valerie, Williams, Jannine (2019) Economies of visibility as a moderator of feminism: 'Never mind Brexit. Who won Legs-it!' Gender, Work and Organization, 26 (8), pp.1156-1175.
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New directions for entrepreneurship through a gender and disability lens

Williams, Jannine, Patterson, Nicola (2019) New directions for entrepreneurship through a gender and disability lens International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 25 (8), pp.1706-1726.
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Principles and practices for enhanced visual design in virtual learning environments: Do looks matter in student engagement?

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Donnet, Timothy, Macaulay, James, Chapman, Renee, Koc, S, Boboc, M (2019) Principles and practices for enhanced visual design in virtual learning environments: Do looks matter in student engagement? Student-centered virtual learning environments in higher education, pp.103-133.

Food waste, power, and corporate social responsibility in the Australian food supply chain

Devin, Bree, Richards, Carol (2018) Food waste, power, and corporate social responsibility in the Australian food supply chain Journal of Business Ethics, 150 (1), pp.199-210.
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Pre-service teacher perspectives of the costs and benefits of professional experience

Grant-Smith, Deanna, de Zwaan, Laura, Chapman, Renee, Gillett-Swan, Jenna, Heck, D, Ambrosetti, A (2018) 'It's the worst, but real experience is invaluable': Pre-service teacher perspectives of the costs and benefits of professional experience Teacher education in and for uncertain times, pp.15-33.

Technology in public health higher education

Baker, Philip, Demant, Daniel, Cathcart, Abby (2018) Technology in public health higher education Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 30 (7), pp.655-665.
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Institutional strategies for developing postgraduate research students’ teaching and communication capabilities

Beckmann, Elizabeth, Cathcart, Abby, Padro, F F, Erwee, R, Harmes, M, Danaher, P A (2018) Institutional strategies for developing postgraduate research students' teaching and communication capabilities Postgraduate education in higher education (University Development and Administration), pp.1-19.

A beginning and not the end: Work after a diagnosis of dementia

Williams, Jannine, Richardson, Sue, Draper, Elizabeth (2018) A beginning and not the end: Work after a diagnosis of dementia Work, Employment and Society, 32 (1), pp.219-229.
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