Professor Jo Ingold

Australian Catholic University

Jo is Professor of Human Resource Management at the Peter Faber Business School, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. She has spent over two decades working in and around employment services. Prior to becoming an academic she worked in the non-profit sector and in UK central government.

Jo’s research and teaching encompass the intersection of HRM and public policy, labour market intermediaries, recruitment and talent acquisition and workplace inclusion with a particular focus on disability. She has built a large cross-country evidence base on employer engagement in employment and skills services and works with governments, industry and practitioners to embed best practices on demand-side approaches. She is currently leading a number of research projects, including an Australian Research Council Linkage on the nexus of employment service providers, employers and job quality and an Economic and Social Research Council project on social procurement and good work in the UK, US and Australia.

Jo is a Fellow of the Institute of Employability Professionals and co-chairs the UK Employment Related Services Association’s Employer Engagement Forum. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Chartered Academic Member of the Australian Human Resource Institute and Editor of the academic journal Work, Employment and Society. Jo has lived experience of disability.

Employer Engagement: Making Active Labour Market Policies Work co-edited by Jo Ingold and Patrick McGurk (Bristol University Press) out now in paperback: