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Jo Gleeson is a Research Fellow with the Q Project in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, investigating how educators use research evidence in their practice. Jo draws from cross-sectoral professional experience in executive human resource management, business consulting, careers counselling and education, as well as education research, and has worked in secondary schools, large Australian and international corporate organisations, professional services and tertiary education.

Her current research agenda centres on quality evidence-use by educators and the benefits for teaching practices. Her broader scholarly interests encompass youth transitions and employability, as well as adolescent career development and education. She has contributed to research into evidence-based practice in different sectors, transcultural capacity in teachers, inter-generational education and employment trajectories of women, elite higher education excellence programs, and youth transitions broadly. Her PhD research focussed on creating a measure of adolescent career identity to support more effective careers education at secondary school levels and improved youth transitions from education to work.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PhD, Measuring Adolescent Career Identity in the 21st Century, MONASH UNIVERSITY

18 Oct 201631 Jul 2019

Award Date: 1 May 2020

Education, Graduate Certificate in Educational Research, MONASH UNIVERSITY

1 Feb 201530 Nov 2015

Award Date: 30 Nov 2015

Career Education, Graduate Diploma in Career Development, Swinburne University of Technology

1 Feb 201330 Nov 2013

Award Date: 30 Nov 2013

Business, Graduate Diploma in Management (Human Resources), RMIT University

1 Feb 199330 Nov 1994

Award Date: 30 Nov 1994

Business, Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne

1 Feb 198631 Dec 1989

Award Date: 31 Dec 1989

Research area keywords

  • Evidence-informed Practice
  • Evidence use
  • Career development
  • Education and Work
  • Education-to-work transition
  • Youth transitions
  • Youth identities
  • Employability
  • Rasch analysis
  • Measurement and Scale Development

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