Associate Professor
Deanna Grant-Smith

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Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Management


Personal details

Positions

Associate Professor
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Management

Keywords

unpaid work, internships, deathscapes, unspeakable policy problems, stakeholder engagement, participatory planning, environmental stewardship, education-to-employment transitions, work-integrated learning, equity and social justice

Discipline

Business and Management, Human Geography, Policy and Administration

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosphy (Griffith University)
  • Master of Business (Communication Studies) (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Graduate Diploma of Sciences Communication (Central Queensland University)
  • Graduate Certificate in Management Communication (Other)
  • Bachelor of Science (Australian Environmental Studies) (Griffith University)

Professional memberships and associations


Teaching

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Associate Fellow (Indigenous) of the Higher Education Academy. In 2017 I received an Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

My teaching focuses on developing critical thinking skills, embracing multi-stakeholder perspectives and achieving sustainable and socially responsible outcomes. In recent years I have taught a range of units including:

UNDERGRADUATE

  • BSB250 Business Citizenship
  • MGB310 Managing sustainable change 
  • MGB306 Independent Project


POSTGRADUATE

  • BSN502 Research Methodology
  • GSZ633 Managing outwards in a networked government (as part of the Public Sector Management Program)
  • MGN509 Independent HRM project

Experience

Publications

QUT ePrints

For more publications by Deanna, explore their research in QUT ePrints (our digital repository).

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Awards

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • The Social Construction of Spaces of Spas and the Identity of the Masseuse in Sri Lanka
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Robyn Mayes
  • Minding My Own Business: Small Business Owner's Decision Making During a Response to a Natural Disaster in Southeast Queensland, Australia
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Amisha Mehta
  • EXPLORING WASTE MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR END-OF-LIFE DOMESTIC COOLING APPLIANCES
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Bree Hurst
  • Co-Designing with Older Adults: A Tech-enhanced Environmental Eudaemonic Experience (E3) Framework
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Janice Rieger
  • Shop floor worker voice in the Strategic CSR agenda of the Sri Lankan apparel industry
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Robyn Mayes
  • Becoming professional in the absence of a profession: Professional Identity development in generalist degrees
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Bernd Irmer
  • What is the 'Problem' with Autism? Discursive Representations and Implications for a National Autism Employment Strategy
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Bernd Irmer
  • : Exploring cues in the workplace that employees use to interpret the importance of financial risk management behaviour
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Bernd Irmer
  • Applying critical systems thinking and practice to improve complex social service program outcomes
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor John Bensley
  • Contested spaces: Meeting divergent community needs through public toilet provision
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Janice Rieger