SCU Staff Directory

Jennifer Harrison
Dr Jennifer Harrison
BBus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(UNE)
Current Appointment: Senior Lecturer
Organisational Unit: Faculty of Business, Law and Arts

Telephone: 07 5589 3064
Location: B6.18
Campus: Gold Coast
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Jennifer Harrison BBus (with Dist.) Hons I, University Medal (SCU) PhD (UNE) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Tourism at the Gold Coast Campus of Southern Cross University, Australia. She has over 15 years higher education experience and, during 2016 and 2017, managed the SCU Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) programs. Her previous service positions include Department Head of Accounting, Finance and Quantitative Methods, School Director of Higher Degrees Research Training, and Honours Coordinator. She also has experience in not-for-profit governance, having several years' experience as a voluntary board member. During her academic career, Jennifer has taught business finance, managerial economics, research methods, quantitative methods and accounting at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Prior to entering academia, she held accounting positions in the advertising industry. Jennifer has over 40 research publications in entrepreneurship, strategy, management, accounting, finance and marketing, reflecting her multidisciplinary understanding of business. As methodological consultant and data analyst, she has also been actively involved in a wide range of consulting projects across a variety of industries including banking, agriculture, software development and sport and fitness and for firms such as Microsoft and the Chandler McLeod Group. Dr Harrison’s current research interests are focused on financial literacy, financial education, and ethical/sustainable investments and financing. She supervises a number of higher degree research students in related topics.