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Dr Justine Ferrer



Director Of Teaching


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Geelong Waterfront Campus


Research interests

Ideally, ENGAGEMENT AT WORK would be my core research and interest area, this is especially so in the context of the higher education sector, but there is intent to extend my research further afield into other sectors. Deconstructing the ideas associated with engagement within the wider literature context is considered a challenge especially given the expanse of research from academics, and the proliferation of consultant contributions. Understanding the human contribution at work, and some of the drivers is critical for businesses today.

Teaching interests

I teach in all areas of human resource management, in specialising in human resource development. 

I am the current Course Director for the Graduate Certificate and Masters of Human Resource Management.

Knowledge areas

Employee Engagement (Or any of its derivatives) at work, and in the context of HRM. How is it driven, enhanced and developed? What are the impeding factors for an engaged workforce.

Human Resource Management - the value add and strategic contribution of the human resource to organisational competitiveness.

Human Resource Development - the development of the core talent, individual, team, and/or organisation for greater performance. Why develop? How to develop? and how to ascertain the contribution of the development.


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Bureaucratic readiness in managing local level participatory governance: a developing country context

W Waheduzzaman, B Van Gramberg, J Ferrer

(2018), Vol. 77, pp. 309-330, Australian journal of public administration, Chichester, Eng., C1


Indigenous player inclusion in the Australian Football League

J Ferrer, P Turner

(2017), Vol. 36, pp. 519-532, Equality, diversity and inclusion: an international journal, Bingley, Eng., C1


Engaging Élitism: the Mediating Effect of Work Engagement on Affective Commitment and Quit Intentions in Two Australian University Groups

J Ferrer, L Morris

(2013), Vol. 67, pp. 340-357, Higher Education Quarterly, London, UK, C1


The Fair Work Act 2009 : a case of unrealised expectations

J Ferrer, L Morris, B Hearn-MacKinnon, K Saville

(2012), pp. 33-47, The Fair Work Act : revision or restitution, Heidelberg, Vic., B1


Incremental institutional change and Australian universities

G Comodromos, J Ferrer

(2011), Vol. 7, pp. 330-339, International review of business research papers, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1


'Lets get engaged!' The antecedents of academic work engagement in Australian universities

J Ferrer

(2011), ANZAM 2011 : 25th Annual Australian And New Zealand Academy of Management conference : the future of work and organisations, Wellington, N. Z., E1


University academics in the 21st century : continued issues of organisational attachment

J Ferrer, B Van Gramberg

(2008), pp. 87-100, The new 21st century workplace, Heidelberg, Vic., B1-1


The ongoing battle for organisational attachment : the affective commitment of Australian business academics

J Ferrer, B Van Gramberg

(2008), pp. 1-1, ANZAM 2008 : Managing in the Pacific century, Auckland, N.Z., E1-1


Engaging : the dominant frameworks

J Ferrer, B Van Gramberg

(2007), ANZAM 2007 : Managing our intellectual and social capital : Proceedings of the 21st ANZAM Conference, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Training in Service Coordination: An examination of Factors that Influemce Transfer of Learning to the Workplace

Dr Melissa Parris, Dr Kerrie Saville, Dr Justine Ferrer

DEWHA - National Centre of Excellence in Desalination - Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

  • 2013: $10,000


Principal Supervisor

Sarah Kimberley Steen

Thesis entitled: Greening The Bank' s Environment: An Examination of Employees' Recycling Behaviours

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management