Dr Arlene Walker

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head Of School (Rural And Regional Development)

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, 1998
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Deakin University, 1999
Master of Industrial & Organisational Psychology, Deakin University, 2001
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2008

Contact

arlene.walker@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 78441

Research interests

Organisational psychology

Psychological contracts

Occupational stress

Employee health and well being

Safety culture and safety climate

Affiliations

Australian Psychological Society

Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria

Teaching interests

Unit Chair for:

HPS722 Training and Facilitation in Organisations

HPS727 Organisational Intervention Strategies and Skills

Conferences

Walker, A., & Georgiadis, A. (2008). The positive and negative outcomes associated with breach and fulfilment of the psychological contract of safety in blue and white collar employees. 8th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Conference, Spain, 12 14 November 2008.

Walker, A., & Earl, C., & Cuddihy, L. (2008). The positive and negative factors affecting graduate nurses health and well-being during their first year of clinical practice in regional Australia. 8th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Conference, Spain, 12 14 November 2008.

Walker, A. (2008). Contingent and non-contingent employees perceptions of safety. 11th Annual Safety in Action Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 20 April 2 May 2008. Walker, A., & Hutton, D. The impact of perceived breach and fulfilment of the psychological contract of safety on employee attitudes and behaviour. 7th Industrial Organisational Psychology Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 28 June 1 July 2007.

Walker, A., & Subramaniam, M. Breach and fulfilment of the psychological contract: Comparing Australian and Malaysian nurses. 7th Industrial Organisational Psychology Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 28 June 1 July 2007.

Publications

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2016

Violence prevention and intervention programmes for adolescents in Australia: a systematic review

Mrs Elise Cox, Dr Rachel Leung, Dr Gennady Baksheev, Prof Andrew Day, Prof John Toumbourou, Prof Peter Miller, Dr Peter Kremer, Dr Arlene Walker

(2016), Vol. 51, pp. 206-222, Australian psychologist, London, Eng., C1

journal

Volunteer retention: the importance of organisational support and psychological contract breach

Dr Arlene Walker, Rebecca Accadia, Dr Beth Costa

(2016), Vol. 44, pp. 1059-1069, Journal of community psychology, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Longitudinal predictors of domestic violence perpetration and victimization: a systematic review

Dr Beth Costa, Christine Kaestle, Dr Arlene Walker, Dr Ashlee Curtis, Prof Andrew Day, Prof John Toumbourou, Prof Peter Miller

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 261-272, Aggression and violent behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Refinement and validation of the Work Readiness Scale for graduate nurses.

Dr Arlene Walker, kate Storey, Dr Beth Costa, Dr Rachel Leung

(2015), Vol. 63, pp. 632-638, Nursing outlook, Amersterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The usefulness of the distress thermometer in the management of cancer patients: a mixed methods approach

Ms Melinda Williams, Dr Arlene Walker, A/Prof Margaret Rogers

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 28-36, Australian journal of cancer nursing, Perth, W.A., C1

journal
2013

Graduate nurses' transition and integration into the workplace : a qualitative comparison of graduate nurses' and Nurse Unit Mangers' perspectives

Dr Arlene Walker, Mrs Celisha Earl, Dr Beth Costa, Lucy Cuddihy

(2013), Vol. 33, pp. 291-296, Nurse education today, Kidlington, England, C1

journal

Primary - and secondary - level organizational predictors of work ability

Josephine Palermo, A/Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Dr Arlene Walker, Miss Arti Appannah

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 220-229, Journal of occupational health psychology, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

Work readiness of graduate health professionals

Dr Arlene Walker, Mellissa Yong, Lisa Pang, Ms C. Fullarton, Dr Beth Costa, Prof Trisha Dunning

(2013), Vol. 33, pp. 116-122, Nurse education today, Kidlington, England, C1

journal

Work readiness of graduate nurses and the impact on job satisfaction, work engagement and intention to remain

Dr Arlene Walker, Ms Kim Campbell

(2013), Vol. 33, pp. 1490-1495, Nurse Education Today, London, UK, C1

journal

Outcomes associated with breach and fulfillment of the psychological contract of safety

Dr Arlene Walker

(2013), Vol. 47, pp. 31-37, Journal of safety research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2012

The maternity journey in an organisational context : a case study

Dr Beth Costa, Dr Arlene Walker, Dr Lucy Zinkiewicz, Hannah Berman, Ms Amy Cartledge, Susan Nheng

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 43-49, Australian and New Zealand journal of organisational psychology, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

The psychological contract in apprenticeships and traineeships : comparing the perceptions of employees and employers

Dr Arlene Walker, Prof Erica Smith, Ros Brennan Kemmis

(2012), Vol. 18, pp. 66-81, International employment relations review, Broad way, N.S.W., C1

journal
2011

The work readiness scale (WRS): developing a measure to assess work readiness in college graduates

Miss Cathy Caballero, Dr Arlene Walker, A/Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz

(2011), Vol. 2, pp. 41-54, Journal of teaching and learning for graduate employability, Perth, W.A., C1

journal

The importance of the psychological contract for effective learning in apprenticeships

Prof Erica Smith, Dr Arlene Walker, Ros Brennan Kemmis

(2011), pp. 141-144, INAP 2011 : Assuring the Acquisition of Expertise : Apprenticeship in the Modern Economy, China, E1

conference
2010

Work readiness in graduate recruitment and selection : a review of current assessment methods

Miss Cathy Caballero, Dr Arlene Walker

(2010), Vol. 1, pp. 13-25, Journal of teaching and learning for graduate employability, Perth, W.A., C1

journal

The development and validation of a psychological contract of safety scale

Dr Arlene Walker

(2010), Vol. 41, pp. 315-321, Journal of safety research, London, England, C1

journal
2008

A qualitative investigation of the safety culture of two organisations

Dr Arlene Walker

(2008), Vol. 24, pp. 201-212, Journal of occupational health and safety : Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal
2007

Mapping postgraduate nurse education in Australia 2001-2002

Dr Robyn Ogle, Ms Elizabeth Bethune, Prof Pauline Nugent, Dr Arlene Walker, Mr David Wellman

(2007), Vol. 14, pp. 32-40, Collegian, Boston, MA, C1

journal
2006

The application of the psychological contract to workplace safety

Dr Arlene Walker, Dr Dot Hutton

(2006), Vol. 37, pp. 433-441, Journal of safety research, London, England, C1

journal
2004

Undergraduate pre-registration nursing education in Australia: a longitudinal examination of enrolment and completion numbers with a focus on students from rural and remote campus locations

Prof Pauline Nugent, Dr Robyn Ogle, Ms Elizabeth Bethune, Dr Arlene Walker, Mr David Wellman

(2004), Vol. 4, pp. 1-12, Rural and remote health, Deakin, A.C.T., C1

journal
2003

Promoting the health and well being of older carers : a proactive strategy

Prof Beverly O'Connell, A/Prof Susan Bailey, Dr Arlene Walker

(2003), Vol. 26, pp. 78-86, Australian health review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

How do qualifications delivered by enterprises contribute to improved skill levels and other benefits for companies, workers and the nation?

Prof Erica Smith, Prof Andrew Smith, Dr Arlene Walker

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2013: $22,090
  • 2012: $19,090

Other Public Sector Funding

Melinda Williams Scholarship - Validation of the NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) Distress Thermometer and Problem List for an Australian cancer population.

Dr Arlene Walker, Mrs Melinda Williams

  • 2015: $73,170
  • 2014: $135,000

Clinical supervision support program - delivery of training

Dr Arlene Walker

  • 2015: $10,000
  • 2014: $28,832

Work readiness of allied health graduates

Dr Arlene Walker

  • 2016: $10,000

Supervisions

Data will be available in 2017