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Dempsey, N. (2024). Institutional Change and Administration. In: Weldon, J & Konjarski L, (Eds), Block Teaching Essentials: a Practical Guide, Springer Nature.   

Watt, A., Loton, D., Spittle, M., Dempsey, N., (2024), An Exploration of Introducing Block Delivery of Units of Study in Postgraduate Study in Student Academic Success and Satisfaction.




Dempsey, N. (2023). Impact of an Australian University’s First Year Model and Block Mode Teaching on Student Academic Success, Satisfaction and Retention. [PhD Thesis, Victoria University].

Dwyer, D., Darbyshire, T., Marsh, S., Watt, A., Dempsey, N., Brown, D., (2023), Design Thinking in Post-Pandemic Times: Methodologies to Understand Trustworthiness. In: Sooryamoorthy, R & Ojong, V, (Eds), Researching the New Normal Social World: Methodological Adaptations and Innovations Post-Pandemic, Routledge.



Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund ($8.85m), VU Education Innovation Research Hub:

  • New employability development programs to increase and sustain graduate employment outcomes
    (Chief Investigator)

  • Achieving successful graduate outcomes: models to enhance Postgraduate student learning



McCluskey T., Samarawickrema G., Smallridge A., Dempsey N. (2021), Re-designing Curriculum to Enhance First-Year Student Success: A Case Study. In: Shah M., Kift S., Thomas L. (Eds) Student Retention and Success in Higher Education.



Harvey, A., Luckman, M., Gao, Y., Kubler, M., Tomaszewski, W., Dempsey, N., Devlin, M., Cook, E., Hill, B., Hill, A., Shore, S., Reedy, A., & Holmes, K. (2020), Towards the point of return: Maximising students’ uptake of university places following deferral and leave. Report for the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Melbourne: Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research, La Trobe University.



Dempsey, N. (2015). Leadership education needs for not-for-profit executives in Western Melbourne to meet the challenges of effective sector development[Masters Thesis, Victoria University].

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