Dr Valerie Adams
|Division/Portfolio:||Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences|
|School/Unit:||Division Office Research EAS|
|Group:||Hawke Research Institute|
|Telephone:||+61 8 830 21392|
|Fax:||+61 8 830 22937|
|URL for Business Card:||http://people.unisa.edu.au/Valerie.Adams|
|(Valerie Adams is currently on leave - last day on leave is Tuesday, 31 December 2013)|
Welcome to my homepage.
I have enjoyed working on research projects across the social sciences since 2004. I have been involved in researching topics as diverse as engineering, gender and workplace culture; the care economy; preventing the financial abuse of older people by a family member; and evaluating case management services for families with multiple and complex needs.
I am currently working on an ARC Discovery Grant project: Missing Workers: Retaining Mature Age Women Workers to Ensure Future Labour Security in Aged Care at 0.4 FTE with Adjunct Professor Rhonda Sharp at the Hawke Research Institute and colleagues from Curtin University, WA.
I am available for other research work including coding qualitative data using NVivo 10 software, generating descriptive statistics using SPSS, online surveys using SurveyMonkey or TellUs2, literature searches and compiling reference libraries using Endnote, Endnote Web or RefWorks.
International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE)
Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA)
Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS)
World Economics Association
PhD (University of South Australia) 2009. Thesis: Nurses' Caring Labour in Residential Aged Care Facilities: A Feminist Economics Analysis
B Bus (Hons) (University of South Australia) 2000. Thesis: Commonwealth Residential Aged Care Policy: A Welfare Economics Analysis
B App Ec (University of South Australia) 1997.
- Empirical investigations of paid and unpaid care work
- The undervaluation of care work
- The care economy
- Gender equity issues
- The emerging feminist economics theorising on caring labour
Adams, Valerie, Bagshaw, Dale, Wendt, Sarah & Zannettino, Lana 2013 'Financial Abuse of Older People by a Family Member: A Difficult Terrain for Service Providers', Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, DOI: 10.1080/08946566.2013.824844.
Wendt, Sarah, Bagshaw, Dale, Zannettino, Lana & Adams, Valerie 2013 ‘Financial Abuse of Older People: A Case Study’, International Social Work, DOI: 10.1177/0020872813477882
Adams, Valerie & Sharp, Rhonda 2013 'Reciprocity in Caring Labor: Nurses’ Work in Residential Aged Care in Australia', Feminist Economics, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 100-121.
Bagshaw, Dale, Wendt, Sarah, Zannettino, Lana & Adams, Valerie 2013 ‘Financial Abuse of Older People by Family Members: The Views and Experiences of Older Australians and Their Family Members', Australian Social Work, vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 86-103.
Adams, Valerie & Nelson, Julie A 2009, 'The Economics of Nursing: Articulating Care', Feminist Economics, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 3-29.
Adams, Valerie 2007 'Laughing It Off: Uncovering the Everyday Work Experience of Nurses', International Journal of Qualitative Methods, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1-15.
REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS
Adams, Valerie 2009, 'The Feminist Economics Concept of Provisioning: An Application to Residential Aged Care Nurses' Work and the Commonwealth "Bringing Nurses Back into the Workforce" Program', in Heterodox Economics' Visions: Proceedings of the Eighth Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, 7 - 8 December, eds. L Chester, M Johnson & P Kriesler, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, AU.
Adams, Valerie & Sharp, Rhonda 2011, 'Reciprocity: The Case of Aged Care Nurses' Work', in Conference Proceedings: 10th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference: Heterodox Economics: Ten Years and Growing Stronger!, eds. L Chester, M Johnson & P Kriesler, Society of Heterodox Economics, Sydney. AU.
Mills, Julie, Mehrtens, Virginia, Smith, Elizabeth & Adams, Valerie 2007, 'CREW Revisted in 2007 - The Year of Women in Engineering', in CHEMECA 2007 - Academia and Industry Strengthening the Profession, ed. M Rhodes, Engineers Australia, 23-26 September, Melbourne, AU, pp. 919-924.
Adams, Valerie 2007 'Fair Enough? Undervaluing Nurses' Work in Residential Aged Care', in Our Work ... Our Lives: Women and Industrial Relations, Proceedings of 2nd National Conference, eds. S Dann, S Franzway & H Masterman-Smith, Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies, University of South Australia, and Working Women's Centre SA Inc., Adelaide, AU.
Mills, Julie, Mehrtens, Virginia, Smith, Elizabeth & Adams, Valerie 2007, 'Would You Choose an Engineering Degree If Given the Choice Again?' in 2007 Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, eds. H Sondergaard & R Hadgraft, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Melbourne, 9-13 December, Melbourne, AU, On CD-Rom.
Sharp, Rhonda, Mills, Julie, Franzway, Suzanne, Gill, Judith & Adams, Valerie 2007, 'Market Forces Will Make It Happen! Management Perspectives on Diversity Strategies in Engineering Workplaces', in Our Work ... Our Lives: Women and Industrial Relations, Proceedings of 2nd National Conference, eds. S Dann, S Franzway & H Masterman-Smith, Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies, University of South Australia, and Working Women's Centre SA Inc., Adelaide AU.
ABSTRACT REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS
Adams, Valerie 2010, ‘The Scoping the Australian Care Economy Project: Issues and Impact on Women’s Economic Wellbeing’, Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA) Conference: Emerging Spaces: New Possibilities in Critical Times, 30 June – 2 July 2010, Adelaide.
Adams, Valerie 2010, ‘Embodiment of Care, Emotional Labour and Gender: The Undervaluing of Nurses’ Work in Residential Aged Care’ Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, Adelaide 6-8 April.
Adams, Valerie 2007, 'Paid Enough? Nurses Wages in Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities', in 2007 Annual Conference on Feminist Economics, Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand, June 29-1 July.
Adams, Valerie 2006 For Love and Money: Marketised Caring Labour in Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities, 2006 Annual Conference on Feminist Economics, University of Sydney, 7-9 July.
Adams, Valerie 2006b, ‘Laughing it off: Uncovering the Workplace Experience of Aged Care Nurses, Looking to the Future: Opportunities and Challenges for Qualitative Research, International Institute For Qualitative Methodology, 13-16 July, Surfers paradise, AU.
Adams, Valerie 2010, Scoping the Australian Care Economy: A Gender Equity Perspective, A Report for Security4Women, Canberra, AU.
Mills, Julie, Mehrtens, Virginia, Smith, Elizabeth & Adams, Valerie 2008, CREW Revisted in 2007 The Year of Women in Engineering, Engineers Australia.
Adams, Valerie 2009, Residential Aged Care Nurses Caring for Dementia Residents from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds, Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
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