Dr Valerie Caines

Dr Valerie Caines
 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit Management
 Email val.caines@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 6990
 Mobile +61 4 7785 7042
 Location Nexus 10 ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr Valerie Caines has a Doctor of Philosophy (Management/OB) from the Australian National University, Canberra. She joined the University of Adelaide in February 2022. Prior to joining University of Adelaide, she worked at Flinders University (South Australia) and has had a long career in the private sector in senior HR Executive roles and Management Consulting.

    She is a Certified Practitioner with the Australian Human Resources Institute and is devoted to the HR profession and HR practitioner education. Her focus is on helping managers and organisations make better people realted decisions and is a professional member of the Centre for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa).

    Val is passionate about making ageing at work a positive experience for both individuals and organisations. She is affiliated with the Work and Ageing Research Network (WARN) located at the Australian National University and a member of the Australian Association of Gerontology. Her program of research focuses on the management and development of older workers, retirement transitions, and employee development in late career.

    Her work has been published in Journal Organizational Behavior, Frontiers in Psychology, Australian Journal of Management and Legal Ethics. She is also a regular reviewer for several journals including: Human Resource Management, The Australian Journal of Management, Australian Journal of Career Development, Applied Psychology, and Behavioural Science. 

    Val is the Head of the Management Discipline in the Adelaide Business School.

  • Qualifications

    Doctor of Philosophy (Management/OB), Australian National University 

    Bachelor of Management (Honours), University of South Australia

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

    Certified HR Practitioner - Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)

  • Teaching Interests

    My command of the human resource management and management field has led to contributions toward curricula and teaching in both HRM and management. I have developed several courses including capstone courses. My teaching practice is informed by a robust teaching - research - practitioner connection.  


  • Research Interests

    Valerie is a member of The Work and Ageing Research Network (WARN) which brings together an active group of researchers examining the organisational and human resource implications of workforce ageing.

    Ageing workforce: How can we assist organisations and individuals to age well at work by adapting HRM policies and practices? How can we facilitate the transition to retirement process so that it is a positive experience for all? How do older workers use work and non-work social support to increase their wellbeing and career longevity? 



  • Professional Associations

    Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) - April 1992 - 

    Australian Academy of Management (ANZAM)

    Centre for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa)

    Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)


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Entry last updated: Tuesday, 18 Apr 2023

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