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Dr Justine Ferrer



Director Of Teaching


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2013
Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria Univ. of Technology, 2010
Master of Business, Victoria Univ. of Technology, 2006



Dr Justine Ferrer is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM) in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School. Justine teaches across the spectrum of HR units. She has developed specific strategies to engage the student cohorts, and this drive for greater engagement is influenced by her research on student engagement and employee engagement in the workplace.

Justine is interested in the career development of minority groups, particularly indigenous groups in the workplace. This research has allowed an exploration of the connections between human resource management with diversity and inclusion specifically around career development. The current project focus is in the Australian Football League exploring the career development of players within and post-playing careers.

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Research interests

  • Employee Engagement
  • Talent management and strategic human resource management
  • Career Development for Minority Groups


  • Associate, Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
  • Associate, Employee Responsibility and Rights Journal.

Teaching interests

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Development

Units taught

  • MMH232 - Human Resource Development 
  • MMH703 - Human Resource Development 

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.