2020 Keynote Speaker was retained for 2021 WILNZ Conference

Associate Professor Denise Jackson of Edith Cowan University, Western Australia was the keynote speaker for this year’s conference. We were excited to have her joining us for our first virtual conference.

Denise Jackson biography

Denise Jackson is an Associate Professor and the Director of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.

Denise has received a number of research and teaching and learning awards, most recently a national Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. She sits on the National Board and is the State Chair WA for the Australian Collaborative Education Network, the professional association for WIL in Australia. She has researched and published extensively in the areas of WIL, graduate employment and underemployment, transition from university to the workplace, career self-management, and professional identity development. Denise has facilitated in Human Resource Management, WIL and in dedicated employability programs in the tertiary sector for a number of years, both in Australia and the UK. Prior to this, she worked in Human Resources in the UK financial and manufacturing sectors before establishing her own business in the tourism industry in Southern Africa.