Professor Deanna Grant-Smith

Deanna Grant-SmithDeanna has more than two decades of experience conducting research and providing policy and strategy advice across the areas of participatory planning, community and stakeholder engagement, and access to employment and education.

Her work has informed and enriched public understanding and awareness of exploitative work practices and constraints to equitable access to education and employment acrossĀ a wide range of issues with a social justice dimension including issues including unpaid work, multi-level marketing, transport disadvantage, employment fraud, employability, and the widening participation agenda.

 

‘The pursuit of social justice and sustainability is at the heart of my research and teaching.

Research projects


Briefing Papers by Deanna Grant-Smith

Developing a profile of multi-level marketing consultation in Australia to support informed decisions to join

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Feldman, Alicia, Irmer, Bernd, de Zwaan, Laura (2022) Developing a profile of multi-level marketing consultation in Australia to support informed decisions to join. QUT Centre for Justice Briefing Paper, (20).

Widening the Participation of Indigenous Students in Australian Higher Education

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Irmer, Bernd (2022) Widening the Participation of Indigenous Students in Australian Higher Education. QUT Centre for Justice Briefing Papers, 19.

Key trends in employment scams in Australia

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Feldman, Alicia, Cross, Cassandra (2022) Key trends in employment scams in Australia: What are the gaps in knowledge about recruitment fraud?. QUT Centre for Justice Briefing Papers, 21.

Autism at work campaigns: Are they creating inclusion in the workforce?

Castles, Calista, Grant-Smith, Deanna (2022) Autism at work campaigns: Are they creating inclusion in the workforce?. QUT Centre for Justice Briefing Paper, June (26), pp.1-5.

Disability Access to Australian Higher Education

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Irmer, Bernd (2020) Disability Access to Australian Higher Education. Centre for Justice Briefing Paper Series.

Submissions by Deanna Grant-Smith

Submission to the Senate Standing Comittee on Economics Inquiry into Unlawful Underpayment of Employees' Remuneration

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

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

Submission to National Priorities and Industry Linkage Fund Consultation Paper

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

Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Education & Employment Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Laundon, Melinda, Feldman, Alicia (2020) Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Education & Employment Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020: Submission 18

Submission to the Job-Ready Graduates Package exposure draft legislation

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Laundon, Melinda, Feldman, Alicia (2020) Submission to the Job-Ready Graduates Package exposure draft legislation

Submission to the Treasury Retirement Income Review

Williams, Penny, Laundon, Melinda, Grant-Smith, Deanna, McDonald, Paula (2020) Submission to the Treasury Retirement Income Review

Book chapters by Deanna Grant-Smith

The Temporal Disciplining of Doctoral Research in the Neoliberal Academy: Winners and Losers in the Timely Completion

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Winter, Abbe (2022) The Temporal Disciplining of Doctoral Research in the Neoliberal Academy: Winners and Losers in the Timely Completion. In Neimann, Theresa, Felix, Jonathan J., Shliakhovchuk, Elena, Hindman, Lynne L (Eds.), Policy and Practice Challenges for Equality in Education, Advances in Educational Marketing, Administration, and Leadership (AEMAL), pp.238-258.

In-depth interviewing

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

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

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Payne, Ryan (2021) Enacting care-ful engagement in the (post)pandemic care-less university. In Bozkurt, Aras (Ed.), 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.

Organic (dis)organization and transformation: Stories of resistance and return at CERES Community Environmental Park

Osborne, Natalie, Grant-Smith, Deanna (2021) Organic (dis)organization and transformation: Stories of resistance and return at CERES Community Environmental Park. In Godfrey, Phoebe, Buchanan, Mary (Eds.), Global Im-Possibilities: Exploring the Paradoxes of Just Sustainabilities, Just Sustainabilities, pp.191-205.

Journal articles by Deanna Grant-Smith

Engaging recreational fishers in fisheries' stewardship

Gregory, Kieran, Grant-Smith, Deanna (2022) Engaging recreational fishers in fisheries' stewardship: A case of responsibilisation in natural resource management. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.
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Recruitment Fraud: Increased opportunities for exploitation in times of uncertainty?

Cross, Cassandra, Grant-Smith, Deanna (2021) Recruitment Fraud: Increased opportunities for exploitation in times of uncertainty?. Social Alternatives, 40 (4), pp.9-14.

Understanding planning students' self-perceived employability in an uncertain future

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Carroli, Linda, Winter, Abbe, Mayere, Severine (2021) Understanding planning students' self-perceived employability in an uncertain future. Spatium, 46 (46), pp.11-21.
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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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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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A framework for managing the impacts of work-integrated learning on student quality of life

Gillett-Swan, Jenna, Grant-Smith, Deanna (2018) A framework for managing the impacts of work-integrated learning on student quality of life. International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 19 (2), pp.129-140.
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Reports by Deanna Grant-Smith

A Profile of MLM Consultants in Australia : Financial literacy and other characteristics

Grant-Smith, Deanna, de Zwaan, Laura, Irmer, Bernd, Feldman, Alicia (2021) A Profile of MLM Consultants in Australia : Financial literacy and other characteristics

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?

Contact

  • Professor Deanna Grant-Smith

    Co-Program Leader, Technologies of Justice

    The pursuit of social justice and sustainability is at the heart of my teaching and research.  My research has been funded via grants from Ecstra Foundation, iMove CRC, Financial Basics Foundation, National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, WACE, Australian Collaborative Education Network, Services to Youth Council, RACE 2030 CRC,...