Dr. Jacqueline Larkin

Biography

Jacqueline’s academic career began after gaining extensive experience in senior human resources roles across organizations in the banking, transport, manufacturing and biomedical healthcare sectors. She also ran her own consultancy that specialised in strategic human resource management and organisational development initiatives.  

Jacqueline teaches undergraduate and postgraduate human resource management, organisational behaviour, management and leadership. She is strongly committed to best practice in teaching and student learning, and was awarded the Faculty of Business Excellence in Teaching Award (Australian Catholic University). Jacqueline previously held academic positions at Australian Catholic University, Macquarie University, Central Queensland University and the University of Newcastle.

Jacqueline’s areas of research and publications include: human resource management, management and leadership in higher education, career management and positive ageing for older professionals. She has given conference presentations, both locally and internationally. Jacqueline was the recipient of the Best Paper Award in the Organisational Behaviour Track (14th Annual Irish Academy of Management conference).

Jacqueline is a chartered member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).

Jacqueline holds a PhD in Management, Master of Applied Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Education) from Macquarie University. Her doctorate is the first empirical investigation of the careers of Australian academics aged in their 50s and focused on the unprecedented human resource challenge of an ageing academic workforce, the organisational risks, and sustainability issues for universities

Publications and Presentations

Refereed Journal Publications

Larkin, J., & Neumann, R. (2012). Playing the performance management game? Perceptions of Australian older academics. Irish Journal of Management, 32(2), 47-69. ISSN:1649-248X (print).

Larkin, J., & Neumann, R. (2012). Ageing academics: Workforce priorities for universities. International Journal of Employment Relations, 20(1), 3-24. ISSN:1039-6993 (print).

Larkin, J., & Neumann, R. (2009). Older academics and career management: An interdisciplinary discussion. Australian Journal of Career Development, 18(3), 29-39. ISSN:1038-4162 (print).

Larkin, J., & Neumann, R. (2009). University career management practices for academic staff: A reality check? New Zealand Journal of Human Resource Management, 9(2), 120-130. ISSN:1175-5407 (print).

Refereed Conference Publications

Larkin, J (2017) ‘Female, Fifty & Forgotten’ Older Female Academics’ Perceptions of Promotion. Proceedings of the 32nd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 6–8 December.

Larkin, J., Nesbit, P., & Neumann, R., (2016). University Management Perceptions of Older Academics: Obstacles or Opportunities to Sustaining Universities? Proceedings of the 30th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 5–7 December.

Larkin, J., Neumann, R., & Nesbit, P. (2012). Older academics’ views on promotion. Proceedings of the 26th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Perth, Australia, 5–7 December. ISBN:978-0-9874158-0-6 (print).

Larkin, J., Neumann, R., & Nesbit, P. (2011). Australian university management perceptions of academics aged in their 50s: A Resource-Based View. Proceedings of the 25th Annual British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, Birmingham, England, 13–15 September. ISBN: 978-0-95496083-4 (print).

Larkin, J., & Neumann, R. (2011). Perceptions of Australian academics aged in their 50s: Performance management and psychological contract challenges. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference. Dublin, Ireland, 31 August–2 September.

Neumann, R., & Larkin, J. (2011). Universities and the ageing academic workforce: Where is the leadership? Proceedings of the European Applied Business Research (EABR) Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 6–9 June, 2011. ISSN:1539-8757 (print). 2157-9660 (online).

Larkin, J., Neumann, R., & Nesbit, P. (2010). Fading at fifty? Exploring the future career plans of academics in their 50s. Proceedings of the 24th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 7–10 December. ISBN:1-877040-81-9 (print).

Larkin, J., & Neumann, R. (2009). Reactive or proactive? Universities in action on their ageing academic workforce. Proceedings of the 23rd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 1–4 December. ISBN:1-86038-157-7 (print).

Larkin, J., & Neumann, R. (2008). University career management practices for academic staff: A reality check? Proceedings of the 22nd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 3–5 December. ISBN:1-86038-149-6 (print).

Larkin, J., & Neumann, R. (2007). Older academics: Challenges for universities. Proceedings of the 21st Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Sydney, Australia, 4–7 December. ISBN:1-860308-141-0 (print).

Book Chapter

Larkin, J. (2008). Baked Beans and Burnt Toast. In Pung, A (Ed) Growing Up Asian in Australia, Black Inc, Melbourne, 2008.