Jacqueline Mackaway

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Dr Jacqueline Mackaway teaches an applied research unit in the Department of Sociology (2015 to now). Jacqueline completed her PhD in 2019 at Macquarie University which focused on the sociology of education and work.  She is particularly interested in the nature of work and employment, including the future of work more broadly.

During her time in Macquarie University’s Learning and Teaching Centre (2009-2011), Jacqueline was heavily involved in supporting the pedagogical implementation of the Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) initiative. In recognition of Jacqueline’s commitment to quality learning and teaching, she was admitted to the Higher Education Academy as a senior fellow (2019).

Prior to moving into the higher education sector, Jacqueline worked as a senior human resource professional across a range of sectors with responsibilities in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. She also ran her own small consulting business for three years, providing specialist advice on change management, employee relations and recruitment. 

Research interests

  • Sociology of work and education
  • Higher education, employability and the future of work
  • Inclusive practice in education
  • Diversity and inclusion in organisations/institutions
  • Ethical decision making in organisations


  • Currently Unit Convenor for SSCI3090 - Professional Social Research Projects
  • Previously Unit Convenor for SOC849 - Internships in Social Research

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PhD, Macquarie University


Masters of Museum Studies, Macquarie University

Bachelor of Arts (Dip Ed), Macquarie University

Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, TAFE

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Research Outputs

  • 9 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 6 Article
  • 3 Other chapter contribution
  • 1 Chapter

Deciding access to work-integrated learning: human resource professionals as gatekeepers

Mackaway, J. & Winchester-Seeto, T., 1 Jan 2018, In : International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning. 19, 2, p. 141-154 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Fivesome, threesome or more: navigating stakeholder relationships in the delivery of work-integrated learning

    Winchester-Seeto, T. & Mackaway, J., 2017, New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education 2017 conference proceedings. Zegwaard, K. & Hoskyn, K. (eds.). New Zealand: New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education, p. 47-50 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

    Inclusive PACE: an experience for all students

    Mackaway, J., Carter, L., Winchester-Seeto, T. & Whiteford, G., 2017, Learning through community engagement: vision and practice in higher education. Sachs, J. & Clark, L. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 199-214 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Accessibility in WIL: employer views on how work integrated learning (WIL) stakeholders can address the challenge of access and equity in WIL

    Mackaway, J., 2016, WIL 2020: pushing the boundaries : ACEN 2016 Conference Proceedings. Springvale South, VIC: Australian Collaborative Education Network, p. 115-115 1 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

  • Sharing the load: Understanding the roles of academics and host supervisors in work-integrated learning

    Theresa, W. S., Anna, R. & Jacqueline, M., 2016, In : Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education. 17, 2, p. 101-118 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 10 Citations (Scopus)