Annette Watkins

A/Associate Dean, First Year ;Post Graduate Coordinator; Internship Course Coordinator; School Research Chair

PhD; MBA ;Post Grad (Arts); B.Econs; BPolitics; Cert IV TAEF;FAICD; FAIM

Email: Annette.Watkins@nd.edu.au

  • Biography

    Annette Watkins has over 20 years working in the resource sector and has worked on several large reform projects in the sector in Australia and overseas.  She has held several Board roles in the community and throughout her career has had a dedication to wellbeing and supporting early career professionals.

  • Teaching areas

    Business Communication
    Wellbeing
    Professional skills

  • Research expertise and supervision

    Business Communication
    Wellbeing
    Social sustainability
    Gender
    Future of work

  • Book chapters

    Since 20Carroll, D 2013 Skills for academic and career success. Chapter 8: Exam preparation. Pearson Higher Education.

    Carroll, D 2014 Skills for academic and career success. Chapter 11: Social media. Pearson Higher Education.

  • Original Creative Works

    • Marsen S 2019 Navigating Crisis The role of communication in organizational crisis. International Journal of Business Communication 57: 2
    • Watkins A 2019 Defining good leadership Notre Dame Australia Tumblr
    • Vardi, I & A Watkins 2012 Effective feeding forward from one written assessment task to the next. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 38:5.
    • 2019 Submission diversity in aged care submissions made to the Royal Commission into Aged Care quality and safety
    • 2019 Submission Attraction and retention factors for personal care assistants in home care for aged and disability made to the Royal Commission into aged care quality and safety
    • 2020 Submission workforce submission made to the Royal Commission into aged care quality and safety
    • 2019 Switch your thinking Eastern Metropolitan Regional Councils
  • Journal articles and proceedings

    • Watkins A 2021 The future of work, Human Dignity in an era of globalisation and autonomous technology. Humanistic Management Journal TBA
    • Watkins A 2016 GlobalMindED Keynote Collective impact for access, equity and opportunity for all. Colorado USA
    • Couper, G, H. Denny, A Watkins 2015. Teaching the social cultural norms of an undergraduate community of practice TESOL Journal 187:7
    • Denny, H;, G, Couper, J. Healy, F. MacDonald, A. Sachtleben & A Watkins 2014 Teaching pragmatics: an action research journey English Australia Journal 30:1
    • von Konsky, B.., A. Watkins and T Broadley. 2012 A Preliminary Investigation into Technology and Processes Facilitating the Assurance of Learning. ASCILITE Conference. Wellington, New Zealand
    • von Konsky, B., A. Watkins and T. Broadley. 2012 Developing a moderation communication of practice. ASCILITE Conference. Wellington, New Zealand
    • Watkins, A 2012 Education and the Changing Form of Corporate Citizenship for Business Scholars: An Example of Preparing First Year Business Students through Authenticity. Learners Conference. United Kingdom
    • Watkins, A 2012. Teaching students the language of business through a content based focus – subject before language framed in ethics. 11th Asia-Pacific Conference of the Association for Business Communication. Seoul, South Korea.
    • Watkins, A., S. Ferns and S. Porter 2012. Embedding communication skills for lifelong learning: Working with staff and students. 15th International First year in Higher Education Conference. Brisbane, Queensland.
    • Watkins, A. 2012 Developing business communication skills through a c content based and system thinking focus – a sustainable approach to develop quality business communication skills in scholars through engage. Association of Business Communication Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii.
    • Watkins, A. 2011 Managing super-sized tutoring teams. 14th International First Year in Higher Education Conference. Fremantle, Western Australia.
  • Conference papers

    Since 2005

    • Watkins, A 2017 Wellness and First Year Students - 15th Asia Pacific Association of Business Communication, Hong Kong
    • Watkins, A 2012. Teaching students the language of business through a content based focus – subject before language framed in ethics. 11th Asia-Pacific Conference of the Association for Business Communication. Seoul, South Korea.
    • Watkins, A., S. Ferns and S. Porter 2012. Embedding communication skills for lifelong learning: Working with staff and students. 15th International First year in Higher Education Conference. Brisbane, Queensland.
    • Watkins, A. 2012 Developing business communication skills through a c content based and system thinking focus – a sustainable approach to develop quality business communication skills in scholars through engage. Association of Business Communication Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii.
    • Watkins, A. 2011 Managing super sized tutoring teams. 14th International First Year in Higher Education Conference. Fremantle, Western Australia.
  • Live Performances

    “International women’s day presentation - wellbeing and women”. Women Economic Forum 2018

    “Women and wellbeing “ Barbagallo Women’s health symposium 2019

  • In the Media

    “Companies step up to culture of wellness” Business News 2019

    “Workplace diversity delivers healthy outcomes for all” Business News (2020

    “Wellbeing and students” Ticker TV 2020

  • Professional affiliations

    Reviewer - Business Communication Quarterly
    Governance Institute
    Member of the Association of Business Communication International & Asia – Pacific Branches
    Chair School of Business Research Committee
    International Association of Business Communication (IABC) International Relations Committee
    IABC Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Committee
    IABC Research Working Party

  • Community Engagement

    Chair Mental Illness Fellowship
    Board member Advocate
    Secretary Containers for Change
    Western Australian and South Australian Gas Industry Board
    GlobalMindED International Board
    ECHO aged care Board
    Chair South Australia and Western Australia Gas Deregulation Steering Committee
    Board Director Independent Market Operator
    Board Director Retail energy Market Company

  • Awards

    Enhanced Student Learning Award  (1st Year Program) 2011
    University Early Career Academic Award in Teaching Excellence 2012
    Business School Innovation Award 2011
    New Teacher Award 2012
    Nominated for Telstra Woman of the Year Award 2014, & 2015

  • Other

    Echo 360 Blended Learning Grant  - examination of live lectures streaming simultaneously across multiple campuses
    Research in Higher Education Teaching and Learning project – Debate and Business ready scholars
    Teaching and Learning Grant – Research on Critical thinking in Business Scholars and debate
    Commonwealth Health grant – piloting technology to monitor those living home alone for wellness and wellbeing
    Mindrazr - student wellbeing app