Dr Valerie Caines


College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce (3.56)
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, Frontiers in Psychology and Australian Journal of Management.

Recent work:

Caines, V., Crane, MF., Noone, J., Griffin, B, Datta, S., & Earl JK. (2020). Older workers: Past, present, and future. Australian Journal of Management. https://doi.org/10.1177/0312896220918912

Caines, V., Earl, J. K., & Bordia, P. (2019). Self-Employment in Later Life: How Future Time Perspective and Social Support Influence Self-Employment Interest. Frontiers in psychology, 10, 448.



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


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

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.

Supervisory interests
Human resource management
Organisational behaviour
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Management (1)
Expert for media contact
Human resources
Ageing workforce
Grey Entrepreneurship
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Media expertise
  • Employment
  • Human resources
  • Management
  • Ageing workforce
  • Grey Entrepreneurship
  • Retirement