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A/Prof. Jo Ingold



Associate Professor, Human Resource Management


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


International Appointments


Bachelor of Science, University of Bristol, 2020
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield, 2011
Master of Arts, University of Sheffield, 2006

+61 3 924 46067


Jo is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management in Deakin Business School. Jo has spent over two decades working in and around employability support services, in the third sector and in policy, research and people development in UK central government departments. Prior to joining Deakin, Jo worked at Leeds University Business School.

Jo’s research, teaching and knowledge mobilisation activities fuse human resource management and public policy. She has published on the employability and skills sector (programme design, delivery and workforce issues); business engagement in labour market policy; and the workplace inclusion of disadvantaged labour market groups.

Jo has been a recipient of a number of Economic and Research Council funding awards, including a Future Leaders Fellowship. She is currently a Co-Investigator on an ESRC-funded Covid Rapid Response project examining the employment support needs of newly-unemployed job candidates during and post-Covid and ESRC-funded research on digital employment service delivery.

Jo has led on research impact and is recognised for her expertise on improving employer engagement in employability and skills programmes. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Work, Employment and Society and from January 2021, Jo will be an Editor.

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Research interests

  • The employability and skills sector: programme design, delivery and workforce issues
  • The intersection of HRM and public policy
  • Business engagement in labour market policy
  • Workplace inclusion of disadvantaged labour market groups


Member, Employment Related Services Association (ERSA)

Fellow, Institute of Employability Professionals (IEP)

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Academic Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (RSA)

Member, British Sociological Association (BSA)

Member, Editorial Board Work, Employment and Society

Units taught

MMH230 Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Research groups

Member, HR/ER Discipline Group

Member, Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education (CREATE) 


Winner of the Ken Young Award for the Best Paper in Policy and Politics 2017



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Activating the 'ideal jobseeker': Experiences of individuals with mental health conditions on the UK Work Programme

F Scholz, J Ingold

(2020), pp. 1-24, Human Relations, Thousand Oaks, CA, C1-1

journal article

Employers' perspectives on benefit conditionality in the UK and Denmark

J Ingold

(2020), Vol. 54, pp. 236-249, Social Policy and Administration, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal article

A Strategic Left? Starmerism, Pluralism and the Soft Left

P Thompson, F Pitts, J Ingold

(2020), Political Quarterly, C1

journal article

Policy practitioners' accounts of evidence-based policy making: The case of universal credit

M Monaghan, J Ingold

(2019), Vol. 48, pp. 351-368, Journal of Social Policy, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Employer engagement in active labour market programmes: The role of boundary spanners

J Ingold

(2018), Vol. 96, pp. 707-720, Public Administration, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal article

Employers' recruitment of disadvantaged groups: exploring the effect of active labour market programme agencies as labour market intermediaries

J Ingold, D Valizade

(2017), Vol. 27, pp. 530-547, Human Resource Management Journal, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal article

Employer Engagement in Active labour Market Programmes in the UK and Denmark: Final Report

J Ingold, M Sarkar, D Valizade, R Garcia, F Scholz

(2017), pp. 1-49, CERIC Policy Report No.8, Leeds, Eng., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Evidence translation: An exploration of policy makers' use of evidence

J Ingold, M Monaghan

(2016), Vol. 44, pp. 171-190, Policy & politics, Bristol, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Employer engagement in employment and skills programmes in the UK and Denmark: focus on disabled people. Report of interim findings for IntoWork Convention 2016

J Ingold, D Valizade

(2016), Leeds, Eng., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Social dialogue, partnership and the Danish model of activation of disabled people: challenges and possibilities in the face of austerity

D Etherington, J Ingold

(2015), pp. 145-160, Disabled people, work and welfare: Is employment really the answer?, Bristol, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Employer engagement in active labour market policies in the UK and Denmark: a survey of employers

J Ingold, D Valizade

(2015), Leeds, Eng., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Employer Engagement in Active Labour Market Programmes: Final Report1 - Executive Summary

J Ingold, D Valizade

(2015), Leeds, Eng., A6-1

research report/technical paper

The demand-side of active labour market policies: A regional study of employer engagement in the work programme

J Ingold, M Stuart

(2014), Vol. 44, pp. 443-462, Journal of Social Policy, C1-1

journal article

Employer Engagement in the Work Programme

J Ingold, M Stuart

(2014), pp. 1-39, CERIC Policy Report No. 5, Leeds, Eng., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Work, welfare and gender inequalities: An analysis of activation strategies for partnered women in the UK, Australia and Denmark

J Ingold, D Etherington

(2013), Vol. 27, pp. 621-638, Work, Employment and Society, C1-1

journal article

Welfare to work and the inclusive labour market: A comparative study of activation policies for disability and long-term sickness benefit claimants in the UK and Denmark

D Etherington, J Ingold

(2012), Vol. 22, pp. 30-44, Journal of European Social Policy, C1-1

journal article

An international comparison of approaches to assisting partnered women into work

J Ingold

(2011), Sheffield, Eng., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

People Plus Australia Measurement & Evaluation Project.

A/Prof Jo Ingold

  • 2021: $10,000
  • 2020: $5,000


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