Associate Professor
Deanna Grant-Smith

Profile image of Associate Professor Deanna Grant-Smith

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, Education Systems, 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 Academic Practice (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Graduate Certificate in Management Communication (Other)
  • Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Queensland University of Technology)
  • 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. I am committed to enhancing my teaching practice by engaging in the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching and have published on work-integrated learning as well as approaches to student engagement through an ethics of care and aesthetics. In 2020 I was awarded the inaugural Carumba Institute Embedding Indigenous Perspectives Outstanding Proposal Award to prepare teaching case studies focussing on Indigenous businesses.

In recent years I have taught a range of units including:

UNDERGRADUATE

  • BSB250 Business Citizenship
  • MGB310 Managing Sustainable Change 
  • MGB348 Implementing 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

Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Awards

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Therapeutic jurisprudence, unspeakable policy problems and whistleblowing investigations
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Nigel Stobbs
  • Sentencing and Punishment of People with Cognitive Disabilities in Australia
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Melissa Bull, Dr Nigel Stobbs
  • The Social Construction of Spaces of Spas and the Identity of the Masseuse in Sri Lanka
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Robyn Mayes
  • Female Shop Floor Worker Voice in the Corporate Social Responsibility Agenda of the Sri Lankan Apparel Industry
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Robyn Mayes
  • 'Becoming' professional in the absence of a profession: How do business graduates experience transition into the workforce?
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Bernd Irmer
  • Research career success of medical workers in Australian hospitals: An intersectional approach
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Paula McDonald, Dr Christina Malatzky
  • Co-Designing with Older Adults: A Tech-enhanced Environmental Eudaemonic Experience (E3) Framework
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Janice Rieger
  • Designing equitable interactions between Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) andCooperative and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) |
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Oscar Oviedo Trespalacios, Professor Andry Rakotonirainy
  • Public toilets and the Right to the City: The role of local government strategy
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Janice Rieger
  • Bridging Conversation: Reorganized Spatial Fix by Chinese Capital in Australia in Post-globalisation era
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Bree Hurst, Dr Xiaowen Hu