Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law
As Deputy Dean (Accreditations and Enhancement), Denise leads the faculty accreditation work through sustainable enhancement activities, experience and outcomes. She is also leading on the development and implementation of robust evaluation processes.
Denise is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Economic Society Chair of the Education & Training Committee.
Denise’s research is focused on higher education transitions, equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education and the value of doctoral education. She has held research grants with various funders including ESRC, OfS and British Council.
Denise has published widely, most significantly in: American Economic Review, Journal of the Royal Statistical Series A, and Policy Reviews in Higher Education.
Prior to joining ARU, Denise was Professor and Head of Department of Economics and International Business at the University of Greenwich and previously Academic Head of Research, Consultancy and Knowledge Transfer in the Centre for Doctoral Education, UCL Institute of Education.
Denise is an experienced research degree supervisor with experience with both PhD and professional doctorates. She has 10 doctoral research degree completions and is an experienced research degree examiner with 11 doctoral examinations undertaken.
She is interested in supervising students in areas related to:
Recent and Current Funding:
Cagliesi, G., Hawkes, D. and Smith, S. (2023) 'Narrowing awarding gaps: the contributory role of policy and assessment type', Studies in Higher Education. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2023.2209597
Cagliesi, G. and Hawkes, D. (2023) 'What shapes student intentions? The interplay between policy, social and personal factors in postgraduate education', Policy Reviews in Higher Education. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/23322969.2023.2201943
Cagliesi, G. and Hawkes, D. (2021) 'Are we all in this together? Alleviating the childcare constraint for women in economic crises', International Journal of Social Economics, 48(9), pp. 1245-1263. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSE-10-2020-0718
Maleeha, A., Cagliesi, G., Hawkes, D. and Rab, M. (2021) 'Tackling the gender biases in higher education careers in Pakistan: potential online opportunities post COVID-1', Emerald Open Res, 3(13). Available at: https://doi.org/10.35241/emeraldopenres.14256.1
Paredes-Fuentes, S., Burnett, T., Cagliesi, G., Chaudhury, P. and Hawkes, D. (2023) 'Who Studies Economics? An Analysis of the Economics Pipeline in the UK', Royal Economic Society Report, UK.
Hawkes, D. (2022) 'Independent Evaluation Report for Harlow Council Community Renewal Funded project – “Harlow winning Business” local procurement project', Anglia Ruskin University, UK.
Keynote Speaker at Queen Mary, University of London, School of Economics and Finance First International Conference in Education and Scholarship, UK, November 2022. Presentation entitled “Metrics, metrics, metrics, but what do they tell us! The value of institutional data and econometrics in closing the BAME awarding gap”
Society for Research in Higher Education, UK, December 2022. Poster entitled “The Forgotten Research Academics: The Academic Career Structures of Research Academics within Business Schools in Teaching Focused Institutions in the UK
Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, UK, April 2022. Paper entitled “The Triple Hurdle BAME race to a good academic degree”