Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law
As Head of School of Economics, Finance and Law, Denise oversees the teaching, research and enterprise activity within the school across the areas of Economics, International Business, Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain Management and Law.
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 ERSC, OfS and British Council.
She has published widely, most significantly in American Economic Review, Journal of the Royal Statistical Series A and London Review of Education. Prior to joining ARU, she 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 13 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:
Denise has extensive experience teaching education economics, applied econometrics, research and secondary data analysis to students of many different educational backgrounds and levels of study.
Ashraf, M., Cagliesi, G., Hawkes, D. and Rab, M. (2021) Tackling the gender biases in higher education careers in Pakistan: potential online opportunities post COVID-19, Emerald Open Res, 2021, pp. 3-13
Hawkes, D. and Grianza, A. (2019) A systematic literature review of economic benefits of doctorates in the UK, Work Based Learning e-Journal International, 8(2), pp. 1-27
Hawkes, D., Yerrabati, S. and Taylor, S. (2018) The EdD at 20: Lessons Learned from Professional Doctorates, London Review of Education, 16(1), pp. 1-3.
Hawkes, D., and Yerrabati, S. (2018) A Systematic Review of Research on Professional Doctorates, London Review of Education, 16(1), pp. 10-27.
Grianza, A., Hawkes, D., and Kambouri, M., (2021) Developing an Online Doctoral Supervisory Training Programme: Insights from a Cross-National (UK-Georgia) Knowledge Exchange Partnership. Paper presented at International Conference hosted by the East European University and Ivana Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia considering The University Purpose and Institutional Autonomy: Challengers and their Impact on Georgia. Tbilisi, Georgia
Cagliesi, G. and Hawkes, D. (2021) Do We Have the Right Metrics to Assess the Ethnicity Gaps in Education? Paper presented at Developments in Economics Education conference, UK
Cagliesi, G. and Hawkes, D. (2021) Do We Have the Right Metrics to Assess the Ethnicity Gaps in Education? Paper presented at British Educational Research Association, UK.
Hawkes, D. and Mehari, T. (2021) Measuring and Correcting Inequality in Opportunity in Higher Education Careers: Insights from an Equality Audit of an Academic Department. Paper presented at Advance HE Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2021, UK