Professor Denise Hawkes

Professor Denise Hawkes

Professor and Head of Department

Key details

Professor Denise Hawkes

Professor and Head of Department


Prior to re-joining the Business School as Professor of Education Economics, Denise was Associate Professor in Education Economics at UCL Institute of Education serving as the EdD Programme Leader from 2013-2018 and the Academic Head for Research, Consultancy and Knowledge Transfer from 2017-2018 within the Centre for Doctoral Education.  She has also held academic posts at: Centre for Longitudinal Studies and Queen Mary, University of London.  Denise is an experienced PhD and EdD supervisor and has extensive experience teaching applied econometrics and secondary data analysis to students of many different education backgrounds and levels of study.

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.  Her research has drawn interest of many 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.She is currently a Visiting Professor at UCL Institute of Education and has developed her research around postgraduate education transitions and the value of doctoral education.

She is currently a Visiting Professor at UCL Institute of Education as well as the chair of the Royal Economic Society Education and Training committee.  She has developed her research around postgraduate education transitions 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).  Denise is based within CREW (Centre for Research in Employment and Work) within the Business School at University of Greenwich.

Responsibilities within the university

Head of Department – International Business and Economics

Lead Academic of the MERIT Hub

Member of the University Widening Participation Impact Strategy Group

Co-Chair of the Stonewall Accreditation Steering Group

Recognition

Visiting Professor UCL

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

Member of the RES Executive Committee

Member of the 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

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.

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