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 Professor Robert Crawford of RMIT University) Behind Glass Doors: The World of Australian Advertising Agencies 1959-1989 (UWAP 2016). Jackie is currently working on three projects: the role of the left in the making of the Australian consumer; a history of political violence in the Castlereagh district of NSW, and (with Dr Rosemary Francis) a biography of the equal pay activist, Muriel Heagney.   


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