DR Jackie Dickenson

DR Jackie Dickenson


  • Australian history
  • History of advertising industry
  • Labour history
  • Political history



  • Before completing her PhD in History at the University of Melbourne, Jackie worked in the advertising industry in Britain and Australia, and taught creative advertising at RMIT University (1997-2006). Her PhD thesis was published as Renegades and Rats: Betrayal and the Remaking of Radical Organisations in Britain and Australia (MUP 2006). Jackie is also the author of Trust Me: Australians and their Politicians (New South Publishing 2013) and Australian Women in Advertising in the Twentieth Century (Palgrave Macmillan 2016), and (with Robert Crawford of RMIT University) Behind Glass Doors: The World of Australian Advertising Agencies 1959-1989 (UWAP 2016). Jackie is currently working on the role of the left in the making of the Australian consumer.   


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2007-2010 University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant 2008: $16,000 University of Melbourne Team Grant 2009: $16,000 Australian Prime Ministers Centre Fellowship 2009-2010    


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2005
  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne 2000