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Dr Marilyn Clarke

Telephone +61 8 8313 5687
Position Senior Lecturer
Fax +61 8 8313 4368
Building Nexus 10 Tower
Floor/Room 10 52
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Business School Office

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Biography/ Background

Marilyn Clarke joined the Business School at the beginning of 2009 as a Senior Lecturer in the Management discipline. 

During her 20 year teaching career she has taught in the management discipline across all three universities in South Australia; University of SA, Flinders University and University of Adelaide. She has extensive teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level, both locally and offshore in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Prior to her academic career she worked for Telstra in a range of functional areas including internal audit, business planning, marketing and HR. She has also worked in HR at the University of SA and as a business consultant. 


Marilyn completed a B.A. (Hons) in History from the University of Adelaide in 1976, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the South Australian Institute of Technology in 1986 and a PhD from the University of South Australia in 2003.

Teaching Interests

Marilyn's passion is for developing her students as people managers. She has taught in a myriad of courses including organisational behaviour, HRM, change management, conflict management, negotiation and business communication.

Research Interests

Marilyn's PhD research explored the reasons why people choose to take voluntary redundancy and the impact of that decision on their future careers. 

Her current research interests include employability, the role of the organisation and the individual in career management, and strategies for developing career paths in the aged care industry.

Recent Publications

Clarke, MA 2013 "The organisational career: Not dead but in need of redefinition" International Journal of HRM Vol24, Iss 4, pp684-703.

Clarke MA and Rao Hill, S. 2012 "Promoting employee wellbeing and quality service outcomes: The role of HRM practices" Journal of Management, Special Issue Healthcare Management: Progress, problems and solutions, (1833-3672), p22349.  

Clarke, M.A. 2011, "Advancing women's careers through leadership development programs", Employee Relations Vol. 33 Iss: 5 pp. 498 – 515.


Clarke, M.A. 2009 "Boundaries and Barriers: A Study of Managers in Career Transition" International Journal of Employment Studies, Vol 17, No2.


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Entry last updated: Tuesday, 21 Jun 2016

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