Dr Valerie Caines

Lecturer

College of Business, Government and Law

Research expertise

Valerie's research focusses on answering applied research questions which promote successful career planning and transition to retirement at the individual and organisational level. In addition, she is interested in how diversity dimensions influence late-career and retirment planning, for example women and immigrants.

Research expertise

Valerie's research focusses on answering applied research questions which promote successful career planning and transition to retirement at the individual and organisational level. In addition, she is interested in how diversity dimensions influence late-career and retirment planning, for example women and immigrants.

place Law & Commerce Building (3.39)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Caines has served in a range of senior leadership roles with organisations across Australia including professional services, FMCG, and defence.

During her time as a Flinders lecturer, she has continued to work as a consultant with major Australian consulting firms and is director of her own company. Dr Caines is highly sought after as a consultant advising government and corporate clients on strategic HRM and change management issues.

Dr Caines’ research interests are centred on workforce ageing, grey entrepreneurship, retirement and late-career.

Her work is published in the Journal of Organizational Behaviour and Frontiers in Psychology. Her research has been presented at the Academy of Management (AoM), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (ACERE) and Industrial and Organisational Psychology (IOP).

Qualifications

Bachelor of Management (Employee Relations), University of South Australia

Bachelor of Management First Class Honours, University of South Australia

Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University, Research School of Management

Honours, awards and grants

Golden Key

Grants

College Large Resaerch Grant (CI2), 2018 "The Grey Zone: A Pilot Study to Investigate the Needs and Experiences of Older Lawyers"

College Small Research Grant (CI2), 2018

Research expertise
Ageing policy
Business and management
Diversity and Inclusion
Psychology
Research interests

Workforce ageing, retention and development of older workers, late-career, grey entreprenership, diveristy.

Teaching interests

Valerie’s teaching philosophy and interests are built around preparing students for a range of business careers through the application of theory into everyday practice which is supported by the integration of experiential leaning, contemporary case-study analysis and simulations of a real-world environment into her topics.

Topic coordinator
BUSN9235 Managing Negotiations
BUSN3032 Reward & Performance Management
BUSN3059 HR Strategy & Change Management
BUSN2034 Interpersonal Skills for Professionals
Higher degree by research supervision
Completion
Associate supervisor: Management (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Employment
Human resources
Management
Ageing workforce
Grey Entrepreneurship
Retirement
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Media expertise
  • Employment
  • Human resources
  • Management
Interests
  • Ageing workforce
  • Grey Entrepreneurship
  • Retirement

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