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

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

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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2019

Alcohol use in family, domestic and other violence: findings from a cross-sectional survey of the Australian population

Ashlee Curtis, Brian Vandenberg, Richelle Mayshak, Kerri Coomber, Shannon Hyder, Arlene Walker, Paul Liknaitzky, Peter Miller

(2019), Vol. 38, pp. 349-358, Drug and alcohol review, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

The role of illicit drug use in family and domestic violence in Australia

Kerri Coomber, Richelle Mayshak, Paul Liknaitzky, Ashlee Curtis, Arlene Walker, Shannon Hyder, Peter Miller

(2019), Journal of interpersonal violence, London, Eng., C1

journal

Facilitators' teaching and social presence in online asynchronous interprofessional education discussion

Sherryn Evans, Tess Knight, Arlene Walker, Wendy Sutherland-Smith

(2019), pp. 1-9, Journal of interprofessional care, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Male victims of female-perpetrated intimate partner violence, help-seeking, and reporting behaviors: a qualitative study

A Walker, K Lyall, D Silva, G Craigie, R Mayshak, B Costa, S Hyder, A Bentley

(2019), Psychology of men and masculinity, Washington, D.C., C1

journal
2018

Evaluating the effectiveness of employee assistance programmes: a systematic review

B Joseph, A Walker, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz

(2018), Vol. 27, pp. 1-15, European journal of work and organizational psychology, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2017

Transition into the workplace: comparing health graduates' and organisational perspectives

A Walker, B Costa

(2017), Vol. 53, pp. 1-12, Contemporary nurse, London, Eng., C1

journal

Employee assistance programs in Australia: the perspectives of organisational leaders across sectors

B Joseph, A Walker

(2017), Vol. 55, pp. 177-191, Asia Pacific journal of human resources, London, Eng., C1

journal

Transition and integration experiences of Australian graduate nurses: a qualitative systematic review

A Walker, B Costa, A Foster, R de Bruin

(2017), Vol. 24, pp. 505-512, Collegian, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Drinking at work is bad, so why do it? Examining the work-related drinking behaviour of Australian early-career corporate professionals

S Fischer, L Zinkiewicz, A Walker

(2017), Vol. 33, pp. 1-14, Australian & New Zealand journal of health, safety and environment, North Ryde, N.S.W., C1

journal
2016

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

E Cox, R Leung, G Baksheev, A Day, J Toumbourou, P Miller, P Kremer, A Walker

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

journal

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

A Walker, R Accadia, B Costa

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

journal
2015

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

A Walker, K Storey, B Costa, R Leung

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

journal

Longitudinal predictors of domestic violence perpetration and victimization: asystematic review

B Costa, C Kaestle, A Walker, A Curtis, A Day, J Toumbourou, P Miller

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

journal

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

M Williams, A Walker, M Henry

(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 Managers' perspectives

A Walker, C Earl, B Costa, L Cuddihy

(2013), Vol. 33, pp. 291-296, Nurse Education Today, C1

journal

Work readiness of graduate health professionals

A Walker, M Yong, L Pang, C Fullarton, B Costa, A Dunning

(2013), Vol. 33, pp. 116-122, Nurse Education Today, C1

journal

Navigating workplace learning placement challenges

M Smith, N Finlay, D Schulz, N Patton, A Walker

(2013), pp. 211-222, Realising exemplary practice-based education, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Primary-and secondary-level organizational predictors of work ability

J Palermo, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, A Walker, A Appannah

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 220-229, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, C1

journal

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

A Walker, K Campbell

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

journal

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

A 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

B Costa, A Walker, L Zinkiewicz, H Berman, A Cartledge, S 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

A Walker, E Smith, R Brennan-Kemmis

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

journal
2011

The psychological contract in apprenticeships and traineeships : differing perceptions

E Smith, A Walker, R Brennan Kemmis

(2011), pp. 1-11, AVETRA Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference. Research in VET : Janus - reflecting back, projecting forward, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

The importance of the psychological contract for effective learning in apprenticeships

E Smith, A Walker, R Brennan Kemmis

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

conference

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

C Caballero, A Walker, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz

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

journal
2010

The development and validation of a psychological contract of safety scale

A Walker

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

journal

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

C Cabellero, A Walker

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

journal
2008

A qualitative investigation of the safety culture of two organisations

A 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

K Ogle, E Bethune, P Nugent, A Walker, D Wellman

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

journal
2006

The application of the psychological contract to workplace safety

A Walker, D Hutton

(2006), Vol. 37, pp. 433-441, Journal of Safety Research, 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

P Nugent, K Ogle, E Bethune, A Walker, D 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

B O`Connell, S Bailey, A Walker

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

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Understanding the psychological contact in apprenticeships and traineeships to improve retention

Dr Arlene Walker

NVETREP Vocational Education & Training Research & Educational Program

  • 2012: $9,875
  • 2011: $9,237
  • 2010: $21,553

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

Investigating the role of alcohol and other drugs in family and domestic violence in Australia and their impact on police responses (ADIVA)

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Arlene Walker, Dr Beth Costa, Dr Lata Satyen, Prof Andrew Day, Prof John Toumbourou

NDLERF National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund

  • 2016: $65,393
  • 2015: $43,595
  • 2014: $108,988

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

  • 2017: $11,306
  • 2015: $10,000
  • 2014: $28,832

Work readiness of allied health graduates

Dr Arlene Walker

  • 2016: $10,000

Impact of intimate Partner Violence (IPV) on the workplace: Assessing help seeking, help providing and organisational policy and strategy.

Dr Arlene Walker

  • 2018: $20,250

AMSI Internship - Wakefield Regional Council

Dr Arlene Walker, Mrs Caroline Rosenberg

  • 2019: $14,500

Industry and Other Funding

Factors impacting upon graduate nurse's expectations, turnover intentions, health and wellbeing during their first year of clinical practice

Dr Arlene Walker, A/Prof Kathryn Von Treuer

  • 2009: $6,000
  • 2008: $12,000

Workplace drug and alcohol interventions: a research collaboration between the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) and Deakin University

A/Prof Kathryn Von Treuer, Prof John Toumbourou, Dr Arlene Walker, Dr Ben Richardson, Dr Lucy Zinkiewicz

  • 2012: $43,900

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2018

Alexa Hayley

Thesis entitled: Australians' Beliefs, Values, and Attitudes towards Offenders with Intellectual Disability

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Melinda Jayne Williams

Thesis entitled: Adaption of the Distress Thermometer Problem List for an Australian cancer population.

Master of Arts (Psychology), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor
2018

Angela Jo Montgomery

Thesis entitled: Physical Activity and Health Climate as Predictors of Work-Related Outcomes

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

2017

Erin Marie Landells

Thesis entitled: Perceptions of Organizational Politics: The Positives and Negatives

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology