Associate Fellow
Deakin University
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I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Deakin Business School, Deakin University in Victoria, Australia.


Before joining academia, I worked in the third sector and in policy, research and people development in central government. I was awarded an ESRC Future Leaders Award to research employer engagement in active labour market programmes in the UK and Denmark. I won the 2017 Policy & Politics journal Ken Young Prize for the best paper published in the journal, I am a member of the Editorial Board Work, Employment and Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Academic Member of the CIPD.

Research interests
  • active labour market programmes
  • public and contracted employment services
  • labour market inclusion
  • evidence and policy-making
Research articles

Ingold, J. (forthcoming) Employers’ perspectives on benefit conditionality in the UK and Denmark, Social Policy & Administration

Ingold, J. (2018) ‘Employer engagement in active labour market programmes: the role of boundary spanners’, Public Administration 96: 707-720.

Monaghan, M. and Ingold, J. (forthcoming) ‘Policy practitioners’ accounts of evidence-based policy making: The case of Universal Credit’, Journal of Social Policy 48(2): 351-368.

van Berkel, R. Ingold, J. McGurk, P., Bredgaard, T. and Boselie, P. (2017) ‘An introduction to employer engagement in the field of HRM. Blending social policy and HRM research in promoting vulnerable groups’ labour market participation’, Human Resource Management Journal Special Issue: Employer engagement, 27(4): 503-513.

Ingold, J. and Valizade, D. (2017) ‘Employers’ recruitment of disadvantaged groups: exploring the effect of active labour market programme agencies as labour market intermediaries’, Human Resource Management Journal 27(4): 530-547.

Policy publications

Ingold, J., Sarkar, M., Valizade, D., Garcia, R., Scholz, F. (2017) Employer Engagement in Active labour Market Programmes in the UK and Denmark: Final Report, CERIC Policy Report No. 8, Leeds: Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change

Planned research working papers and delivery date

Conceptualising digital by default public service delivery – state of the art review Summer 2020

Sector intelligence Report 2020/21

Book Chapter 2021/2

Large grant proposal under Transforming Working Lives ‘Reconceptualising Inclusion at Work’