Deanna Grant-Smith

Deanna Grant-Smith , PhD, is an Associate Professor in the QUT Business School and Deputy Director of the QUT Centre for Decent Work & Industry. Her research and teaching interests include stakeholder engagement with a focus on participatory planning with marginalised or disadvantaged groups, particularly young people and women, exploitative work practices and equity in higher education.

Publications

Inclusive Leadership Framework to Promote a Climate for Participation: A Framework to Address Inclusiveness, Tokenism, Equity, and the Advancement of Female Entrepreneurs
Ryan Payne, Jennifer Kruwinnus, Deanna Grant-Smith. © 2023. 24 pages.
Tokenism and the exclusion of marginalized individuals can inhibit the development of new ideas and innovation in organizations. Using social justice theory to explore the case...
Creating Reflective Peer Leaders: Developing Doctoral Student Reflective Practice Through Instruction, Mentoring, and Community
Abigail Winter, Deanna Grant-Smith. © 2023. 21 pages.
This chapter explores a mentoring intervention for a group of higher degree research students at an Australian university designed to develop their academic and reflective...
Teaching Global Competence, Creating Global Citizens: Critical Citizenship Education in Higher Education
Deanna Grant-Smith, Tanya Weiler, Julie King, Shaun Sydney Nykvist, Marisha B. McAuliffe. © 2023. 36 pages.
Developing students' global competence has become increasingly important in the face of social, economic, and environmental threats, natural disasters, and climate change....
Public Sector Financial Crime and Corruption: The Case of Australia
Kieran Gregory, Deanna Grant-Smith. © 2023. 23 pages.
This chapter draws from Australian case studies to explore experiences of, and responses to, financial crime and corruption in public sector organizations. The chapter commences...
Developing Creativity as a Skill and Disposition in Learners: An Approach to Teaching Creative Thinking Creatively in Blended Business Education
Ryan Payne, Deanna Grant-Smith. © 2023. 26 pages.
The development of creative skills by business students has become an increasingly important graduate competency to address contemporary social, environmental, and business...
The Temporal Disciplining of Doctoral Research in the Neoliberal Academy: Winners and Losers in the Timely Completion
Deanna Grant-Smith, Abbe Winter. © 2022. 21 pages.
The neoliberal agenda in higher education has led to expectations and targets of market-likeness in student enrolment and completion demographics through the widening...
Cultural Probes as a Carefully Curated Research Design Approach to Elicit Older Adult Lived Experience
Jenna Mikus, Deanna Grant-Smith, Janice Rieger. © 2022. 26 pages.
There is growing recognition that methods that elicit the perspectives of vulnerable and marginalized people are essential in understanding the needs and aspirations of this...
Eudaemonic Design to Achieve Well-Being at Work, Wherever That May Be
Jenna Mikus, Janice Rieger, Deanna Grant-Smith. © 2022. 32 pages.
The concept of eudaemonia originates from neo-Aristotelian philosophy and is associated with human flourishing. Self-determination theory, a means to attain eudaemonia, is...
Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis: Application of Fuzzy Sets in the Social Sciences
Alicia Feldman, Deanna Grant-Smith. © 2022. 27 pages.
Qualitative comparative analysis allows for the breadth of analysis associated with quantitative data and the depth of case knowledge provided by qualitative analysis. In...
Contextual Considerations for Eco-Behavioral Change Among Aquatic Recreationists
Deanna Grant-Smith, Alicia Feldman, Kieran Gregory. © 2021. 27 pages.
This chapter draws from Australian studies to explore policies associated with behavioral interventions for environmental stewardship. Each case focuses on attempts to influence...
Principles and Practices for Enhanced Visual Design in Virtual Learning Environments: Do Looks Matter in Student Engagement?
Deanna Grant-Smith, Tim Donnet, James Macaulay, Renee Chapman. © 2021. 25 pages.
The widespread adoption of learning management systems (LMS) in higher education has been promoted as a means of modernizing learning material, improving learning outcomes, and...
Enacting Care-Ful Engagement in the (Post)Pandemic Care-Less University
Deanna Grant-Smith, Ryan Payne. © 2021. 22 pages.
There is a strong link between student engagement and successful educational outcomes which is driven by the actions of and interactions with educators. In the context of...
Principles and Practices for Enhanced Visual Design in Virtual Learning Environments: Do Looks Matter in Student Engagement?
Deanna Grant-Smith, Tim Donnet, James Macaulay, Renee Chapman. © 2019. 31 pages.
The widespread adoption of learning management systems (LMS) in higher education has been promoted as a means of modernizing learning material, improving learning outcomes, and...