Dr Marilyn Clarke

Dr Marilyn Clarke
 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit Business School Office
 Email marilyn.clarke@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5687
 Location Floor/Room 10 52 ,  Nexus 10 Tower ,   North Terrace
  • 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 plus 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. 

  • Qualifications

    B.A. (Hons) in History (University of Adelaide)

    Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (S.A.I.T.)

    PhD (University of South Australia)

  • Teaching Interests

    Marilyn's passion is for developing her students as people managers. She has taught across many subject areas including organisational behaviour, human resource management, change management, conflict management, negotiation and business communication at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

  • 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

    • dual careers
    • the role of the organisation and the individual in career management
    • career identity in the aged care industry
    • employability
    • building graduate employability 


    Recent Publications


    1. Smith, M., Clarke, M., and Scurry, T. 'It's only a baby right' TheConversation https://theconversation.com/its-only-a-baby-right-prime-ministers-women-and-parenthood-104180 October 17 2018.
    2.  Clarke, M.A. and Ravenswood, K. 2019 “Overcoming ‘taint’ – constructing a career identity in the aged care sector”, Personnel Review (accepted 3/3/18) A
    3. Clarke, M.A. 2018 Rethinking graduate employability: the role of capital, individual attributes and context Studies in Higher Education 43(11) 1923-1937
    4. Clarke, M.A and Scurry, T. 2017 “The role of the psychological contract in shaping graduate experiences: A study of public sector talent management programmes in the UK and Australia”, The International Journal of Human Resource Management DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2017.1396545 A
    5. Clarke, M.A. 2017 “Rethinking graduate employability: the role of capital, individual attributes and context”, Studies in Higher Education DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2017.1294152, 1-15 A
    6. Alshathry, S. Clarke, M.A. and Goodman, S.  2017 "The Role of Employer Brand Equity in Employee Attraction and Retention: Towards a Unified Framework" International Journal of Organizational Analysis 25(3) 413-431. B
    7.  Clarke, M.A 2017 "Building employability through graduate development programs: A case study in an Australian Public Sector organisation" Personnel Review 46(4), 792-808. A
    8. Clarke, M.A. 2015 “Dual careers: the new norm for Gen Y professionals” Career Development International 20(6), 562-582. B
    9. Clarke, M.A. 2015 "To what extent a ‘bad’ job? Employee perceptions of job quality in community aged care." Employee Relations: The International Journal 7(2):192-208. B
    10. Clarke, M.A. 2012 "The organizational career: not dead but in need of redefinition" International Journal of HRM, 23(20):1-20. A


  • Professional Associations



    Member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Board (ANZAM)

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