Jo Ingold is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at Deakin Business School. She has spent two decades working in the area of employability and skills services, including in central government in the UK and in the non-profit sector. Her academic research focuses on employability and skills programs (particularly employer engagement), and the workplace inclusion of under-served labour market groups (specifically people with disabilities).
Jo has been awarded a number of UK research council grants and is a co-investigator on a COVID Rapid Response project — Welfare at a (Social) Distance. She is currently evaluating a number of employment programs in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
Jo has published academic articles in a range of top-ranked academic journals. She is a member of the Deakin Centre for Refugee Advocacy, Employment, Training and Education (CREATE), which focuses on supporting people with a refugee background into meaningful employment.
She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Employability Professionals, a Certified Australian Human Resource Institute practitioner, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Jo co-chairs the UK Employment Related Services Association’s Employer Engagement Forum. She is currently an Editor of the academic journal, Work, Employment and Society.