Professor Denise Hawkes

Professor Denise Hawkes PFHEA, PhD (Economics) Professor of Education Economics

Professor of Education Economics

Key details

Professor Denise Hawkes

Professor of Education Economics


Denise Hawkes is Professor of Education Economics at the University of Greenwich.  She has developed her research around the higher education transitions, equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education and the value of doctoral education.  She is leading the university evaluation efforts associated with our Access and Participation Plan as the lead academic in the MERIT Hub (Measuring Education's Real Impact of Innovative Teaching).  External to Greenwich, she is the chair of the Royal Economic Society Education and Training committee.

Denise has held research grants with ESRC, DfID and British Council as well as various local consultancy projects including Trust for London and the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards.  She has published widely, most significantly in: American Economic Review, Journal of the Royal Statistical Series A and London Review of Education.  Denise is based within CREW (Centre for Research in Employment and Work) within the Business School at University of Greenwich and has links to the ILD (Institute for Lifecourse Development).

Denise is an experienced PhD and EdD supervisor and has extensive experience teaching applied econometrics, research and secondary data analysis to students of many different education backgrounds and levels of study.  Prior to joining the University of Greenwich in 2018, to serve as Head of Department (2018-2021), Denise worked at several universities including: UCL Institute of Education, Centre for Longitudinal Studies and Queen Mary, University of London.

 

Lead Academic of the MERIT Hub

Member of the University Widening Participation Impact Strategy Group

Co-Chair of the Stonewall Accreditation Steering Group

Responsibilities within the university

Lead Academic of the MERIT Hub

Member of the University Widening Participation Impact Strategy Group

Co-Chair of the Stonewall Accreditation Steering Group

Awards

LGBT+ Staff Community Award for championing allyship of the LGBT+ community in 2021

University Staff Award for Inspirational Leader of the Year award runner up and nominated for the Greenwich Excellence Award in 2021

Business School Staff Award for Excellence in Research and nominations for Outstanding Educator of the Year and Innovative use of Technology for online teaching in 2021

Business School Staff Award for Most Collegial Colleague in 2019

Nomination for Outstanding Research Supervision Award as part of UCL Student Choice Awards, UCL Students’ Union in 2018

Nomination for Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year, THE Awards, in 2017

Recognition

Chair of the Royal Economic Society (RES) Education and Training committee

RES Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics (CHUDE) Steering Group Member

Member of the Economics Network Management Group as the representative of the RES

Aurora Mentor – Advance HE

Member of the International Association for Practice Doctorates Steering Group

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA)

Registered on the AdvanceHE National Directory of External Examiners

Research / Scholarly interests

Denise's research is broadly applied education economics and truly multi-disciplinary applying econometric techniques to topics from education economics, education transitions and education practice. Her current research focus is on transitions into and out of higher education, with a special interest in doctoral transitions, and a growing research agenda around the value of doctoral education.

Media activity

Denise's research has drawn interest from outside of academic economics, including: Behavioural Insights Team in UK, Higher Education Commission in Pakistan, Ministry of Education in Georgia, BBC News, BBC Radio 4 and various national newspapers.

Interview with the Professoriate

Consequences of Teenage Motherhood:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2004/apr/26/socialexclusion

http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/news/717125/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dhhpq

Differential Child Care Effects:

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news-events/news-pub/in-the-media/nov-2016/dr-denise-hawkes-speaks-on-radio-4s-womans-hour

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b082vyw7

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04hc0kf?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_radio_4&ns_linkname=radio_and_music

http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/news/1125003/Grandparent-carers-offer-developmental-benefits-nursery/

http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/news/879758/Nurseries-better-babies-grandparents-care/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/4568637/Toddlers-are-more-badly-behaved-if-looked-after-by-grandparents.html

Coverage of the Doctoral Capacity Programme in Pakistan

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-317887-Capacity-building-for-doctoral-provision-programme-launched

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/40210-capacity-building-for-doctoral-provision-programme-launched

http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/296366/capacity-building-program-for-doctoral-provision-at-hec/

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/13-May-2015/hec-launches-three-day-capacity-builing-programme

http://fp.brecorder.com/2015/05/201505131185487/

http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/news/Documents1/NewsViews/2015/Magazine%20May%20June%202015.pdf

Professional Doctoral Programmes 

Interviewed for an Angel Productions Video entitled The Professional Doctorate Video – alternatives to the PhD

EdD Feedback Experience

Effect of Ambitious Mothers:

Car Parking in Greenwich:

Youth Worklessness:

Mother’s Employment:  Interview with BBC News

Invited Blog on Economics Education

CABS: Listening to students in giving feedback

Recent publications

Hawkes, Denise, Sridevi Yerrabati and Susan Taylor (2018) "The EdD at 20: Lessons Learned from Professional Doctorates" London Review of Education, Volume 16, Number 1, March 2018, pp 1-3(3), https://doi.org/10.18546/LRE.16.1.01

Hawkes, Denise and Sridevi Yerrabati (2018) "A Systematic Review of Research on Professional Doctorates" London Review of Education, Volume 16, Number 1, March 2018, pp 10-27 (18), Review of Education, https://doi.org/10.18546/LRE.16.1.03Hawkes, Denise (2018) "Understanding Academic Careers in Pakistan: Developing Strategies for Academic Career Development for the Higher Education Commission" British Council Pakistan Research Report, Pakistan

Presentations

Jul 2018                Society for the Advancement of Behavioural Economics, Annual Conference, Middlesex University, London, UK.  Session coordinator for a session entitled "Behavioural Insights to Postgraduate Degree Choice" and paper presented entitled "Motivations and attitudes towards postgraduate studies: The experience of University of Greenwich in widening and sustaining postgraduate taught (PGT) study in the UK"

Mar 2018               6th International Conference on Professional Doctorates, London, UK.  Paper entitled "For love or for money: why pursue a doctorate?"Mar 2018               6th International Conference on Professional Doctorates, London, UK.  Paper entitled "A Systematic Review of Research on Professional Doctorates"