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Dr Liz Stewart



Casual Academic


Faculty of Arts and Education


SoE Arts & Education


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

+61 3 522 78434


Liz currently teaches in the Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership (GCEBL) program. She has previously taught postgraduate students in professional learning and development and supervised independent education research projects. Liz's research centres on the adult education-business nexus; that is, bringing education knowledge and skills into businesses and business knowledge and skills into education. Specifically, Liz is interested in how employers support staff to undertake formal education alongside their paid employment and how the knowledge and skills learnt in higher education are applied in workplace contexts. Liz has worked across the fields of human resources, people and culture, higher education administration, health administration and career development. She primarily works with qualitative methodologies, including grounded theory, and her research is informed by critical theory and constructivism.

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Career highlights

Formerly Chair, Australian and New Zealand Ombudsman Association (ANZOA) Development Interest Group. 

Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DUPRS)

Deakin University Faculty of Arts and Education Post-PhD Publication Award

Knowledge areas

Critical Theory; Constructivism; Grounded Theory; Mixed Methods; Research Methods; Bourdieu; Foucault; Professional Learning and Development; Education Business Leadership; Higher Education Administration and Leadership; Workplace Learning; Organisational Learning; Policy-Practice and Theory-Practice tensions.


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Organizational support for employees undertaking higher education: are employers doing enough?

E Stewart

(2018), Vol. 25, pp. 1-8, International journal of adult, community and professional learning, Champaign, Ill., C1

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