Jacquie Hutchinson

Dr, BEd MEd E.Cowan, PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M261), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Jacquie is a lecturer in the UWA Business School and Coordinator of the Consortium for Diversity at Work (CDW), a research initiative that undertakes research partnerships with business and government to investigate the nature of contemporary work and its impact on men, women and families. A recent CDW event was the international Engendering Leadership Conference that attracted over 200 delegates from 13 countries.

Prior to joining academia in 2003, Jacquie worked as a senior manager, researcher and consultant in the areas of industrial relations, human resources and organizational and leadership development. Jacquie began her career as a secondary school teacher, before occupying senior positions within the State School Teachers’ Union, a WA Industrial Relations’ Commission industry tribunal, Education Department’s Promotion Review and Advisory Board and Edith Cowan University. In 1995, Jacquie was appointed Executive Director Human Resources for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Sydney, a position she held for 6 years.

Funding overview

January 2013 Dr Jacquie Hutchinson and Dr Elizabeth Walker, Factors affecting the appointment of Local Government CEOs. Australian Centre for Excellence in Local Government (ACELG): Partnership Grants, Funds Approved $10,000.

November 2012 Dr Jacquie Hutchinson and Dr Elizabeth Walker, An examination of the factors affecting the appointment of CEOs in Local Government: Who are the leaders? UWA Business School Research Grants, Funds Approved: $9,000.

July 2012 Dr Jacquie Hutchinson, Dr Patricia Todd, Dr Elizabeth Walker, Retention and career progression in the WA Department of Commerce, Funds Approved: $14,526.27.

November 2009 Dr Patricia Todd and Ms Jacquie Hutchinson, Employers’ preferred bargaining arrangements in the workplace: individual Vs collective bargaining, their responses to the Fair Work Act (2009), Business School Research Development, Funds Approved: $7,782.05.

May 2007 Dr Patricia Todd, Ms Jacquie Hutchinson, Dr Jennifer Binns, ‘Work Life Balance Public Sector Pilot Program', Department of Consumer and Employment Protection, Funds Approved: $68,821.00.

Ms J. Hutchinson and Dr J. Eveline, 2006, Women and Leadership in the WA Public Sector, Office for Women’s Policy, Department of Community Development, Perth. Funds Approved: $42,000.

Previous positions

1996 - 2001, Executive Director, Human Resources Australian Broadcasting Corporation
1995 - 1996, Federal Head Human Resources ABC Television
1991 - 1995, Deputy Director, Human Resource Management Division Edith Cowan University/ Coordinator Women in Leadership Program
1990 - 1991, Manager, Equal Employment Opportunity Edith Cowan University
1987 - 1990, Senior Vice President State School Teachers' Union (WA)
1985 - 1986, Member Government School Teachers' Tribunal (Industrial Relations Commission Western Australia) and Member of the Promotions, Review and Advisory Board Ministry of Education (Western Australia)
1982 - 1985, Project Coordinator: The Link between Management and Leadership Performance of Schools and the Educational Performance of Aboriginal Students in Remote Area Schools (Education Department of WA and Department Education Employment and Training)
1977 - 1981, Secondary School Teacher: English/ English Literature, Perth
1977 - 1979, Coordinator Integrated Secondary Aboriginal Student Project/ Gnowangerup District High School Western Australia

Current projects

Leadership in Local Government
Retirement Planning for Women in Small Business
Workplace bullying and the Fair Work Act

Industrial relevance

Much of the focus for Jacquie's academic work is on working with organisations and practitioners to develop internal research capacity to underpin organisational change. Jacquie provides input to community and industry groups through workshops, speaking arrangements and executive education.

Teaching overview

Current courses coordination:

HRMT8501, Managing Workplace Diversity
IREL7519, Strategic Workplace Relations

EMPL3208, Managing Diversity

Jacquie is currently developing 2 new postgraduate capstone units for implementation in 2015.

1. The Business Advisory Project (BAP) is a unique aspect of UWA Business School's full-time MBA and provides MBA students with the opportunity to apply their course learning to a real business challenge provided by partner organisations.

2. This unit emphasises a dual approach that encourages students to identify the critical components essential for a successful career as well as develop and evaluate their own own personal and professional development plan aimed towards realisng their desired personal and professional outcomes.


Throughout her career, Jacquie has maintained an active interest in organizational research in the areas of employee relations, leadership and organisational change, with particular interest in woman and workplace diversity. Projects include work in the mining, construction, education, media, non-government and government sectors.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Research expertise keywords

  • Workplace diversity
  • Workplace bullying
  • Women and leadership
  • Work–life balance
  • Employment relations


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