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A/Prof. 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

Workplace mental health and well being

Work readiness

Impact of intimate partner violence on the workplace




 

Affiliations

Registered psychologist with AHPRA

Member of the Australian Psychological Society

Academic member of the College of Organisational Psychology 

Member of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP) 


 

Teaching interests

My teaching interests focus on workplace wellbeing . I currently chair two units in the Master of Psychology (Organisational) program related to my interests:

HPS727 Organisational Intervention Strategies and Skills

HPS730 Occupational Health and Wellbeing
 

Conferences

Recent Invited Presentations:

Walker, A. If not critical incident debriefing, then what? Australia New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine, Brisbane, 23-26 August 2015.

Other Recent Presentations:

Walker, A., Keegan, M., Mayshak, R., & Hyder, S. Intimate partner violence and the workplace: help-seekers, help-providers and perceived organisational support. APS 13th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Adelaide 11 – 13 July 2019.
Walker, A., Horan, G., Evans, E., Caballero, C., McAllister, L. & Nagarajan, S. Perceptions of work readiness among allied health graduates and their supervisors: A longitudinal study. APS 13th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Adelaide 11 – 13 July 2019.
Walker, A., Carrigan, S., & McPherson, C. How Intimate Partner Violence Impacts the Workplace in Terms of the Victim, Team and Manager. 13th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Conference, Lisbon, 4 - 6 September 2018.
Walker, A., Reyes, G., & Hill, B. Intimate partner violence and the workplace: Comparing victims and nonvictims, help seekers and non-help seekers. 12th Industrial Organisational Psychology Conference, Sydney, 13 – 15 July 2017.
Walker, A., & Daruwalla, K. The impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on employee mental health and work outcomes. 12th Conference European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, Athens, 11 - 13 April, 2016.
Walker, A., & Storey, J. The perceived similarities and differences between physical and psychological health and safety. 12th Conference European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, Athens, 11 - 13 April, 2016.
Walker, A. Graduate nurses’ definitions of work readiness and the skills that facilitate positive work experiences. European Congress of Psychology, Milan, 7 – 10 July, 2015
Walker, A. Domestic violence rates in Australia. European Congress of Psychology, Milan, 7 – 10 July, 2015.

Research groups

Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED): Adolescence to Young Adulthood stream

Deakin University Centre for Drug use, Addictive and Anti-social Behaviour Research (CEDAAR): Crime and Anti-social Behaviour stream

Awards

2007: Faculty Teaching and Learning Innovation Award

Publications

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2022

Alcohol-Involved Family and Domestic Violence Reported to Police in Australia

R Mayshak, A Curtis, K Coomber, L Tonner, A Walker, S Hyder, P Liknaitzky, P Miller

(2022), Vol. 37, pp. NP1658-NP1685, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, United States, C1

journal article

Using assessment centres to develop student competence: Nine steps to success and better partnerships

V Sturre, K von Treuer, T Knight, A Walker

(2022), Vol. 59, pp. 172-182, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, C1

journal article

Coercive Controlling Behaviors and Reporting Physical Intimate Partner Violence in Australian Women: An Exploration

B Patafio, P Miller, A Walker, K Coomber, A Curtis, G Karantzas, R Mayshak, N Taylor, S Hyder

(2022), Vol. 28, pp. 375-394, Violence Against Women, United States, C1

journal article

Predicting supervisor and student competency ratings from a developmental assessment center: A longitudinal validation study

V Sturre, J Anglim, K von Treuer, T Knight, A Walker

(2022), Vol. 133, pp. 1-14, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A Meta-Analysis of Emotional Evidence for the Biophilia Hypothesis and Implications for Biophilic Design

Jason Gaekwad, Anahita Sal Moslehian, Phillip Roös, Arlene Walker

(2022), Vol. 13, pp. 1-20, Frontiers in Psychology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Counting on U training to enhance trusting relationships and mental health literacy among business advisors: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

L Saxon, S Bromfield, S Leow-Taylor, C Vega, M Berk, A LaMontagne, A Martin, M Mohebbi, K Nielsen, N Reavley, A Walker, A Conway, A de Silva, K Memish, A Rossetto, G Tanewski, A Noblet

(2022), Vol. 22, pp. 1-12, BMC Psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

journal article

A qualitative exploration of trust in the contemporary workplace

S Fischer, A Walker

(2022), Vol. 74, Australian Journal of Psychology, C1

journal article
2021

The Role of Illicit Drug Use in Family and Domestic Violence in Australia

K Coomber, R Mayshak, P Liknaitzky, A Curtis, A Walker, S Hyder, P Miller

(2021), Vol. 36, pp. NP8247-NP8267, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, United States, C1

journal article

Situational Characteristics Uniquely Associated With Children's Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence

S Sharman, K Coomber, R Mayshak, A Curtis, S Hyder, A Walker, P Liknaitzky, P Miller

(2021), Vol. 36, pp. NP11087-NP11105, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, United States, C1

journal article

Humor in Workplace Leadership: A Systematic Search Scoping Review

C Rosenberg, A Walker, M Leiter, J Graffam

(2021), Vol. 12, Frontiers in Psychology, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2020

Sense of belonging: how do I feel living here?

Arlene Walker, Phillip Roos

(2020), pp. 59-60, Heal the scar: regenerative futures of damaged landscapes, Geelong, Vic., B1

book chapter

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

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

(2020), Vol. 34, pp. 435-443, Journal of interprofessional care, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Interprofessional education and practice guide No. 10: developing, supporting and sustaining a team of facilitators in online interprofessional education

Sherryn Evans, Catherine Ward, Nicole Shaw, Arlene Walker, Tess Knight, Wendy Sutherland-Smith

(2020), Vol. 34, pp. 4-10, Journal of interprofessional care, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

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

(2020), Vol. 21, pp. 213-223, Psychology of men and masculinity, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

The effect of employee affective and cognitive trust in leadership on organisational citizenship behaviour and organisational commitment: Meta-analytic findings and implications for trust research

S Fischer, S Hyder, A Walker

(2020), Vol. 45, pp. 662-679, Australian Journal of Management, C1

journal article
2019

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

A Curtis, B Vandenberg, R Mayshak, K Coomber, S Hyder, A Walker, P Liknaitzky, P Miller

(2019), Vol. 38, pp. 349-358, Drug and Alcohol Review, Australia, C1

journal article

Design for Enhanced Learning in Modular Classrooms through Biophilic Design

Phillip Roos, Rui Wang, David Jones, Arlene Walker, Abdul-Manan Sadick, Carlos Bartesaghi Koc

(2019), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
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 article
2017

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

A Walker, B Costa

(2017), Vol. 53, pp. 1-12, Contemporary Nurse, United States, C1

journal article

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 article

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 article

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, Journal of health, safety and environment, North Ryde, N.S.W., C1

journal article
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 article

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 article

Alcohol/Drug-Involved Family Violence in Australia (ADIVA) Final Report

P Miller, E Cox, B Costa, R Mayshak, A Walker, S Hyder, L Tonner, A Day

(2016), Canberra, A.C.T., A6

research report/technical paper
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 article

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 article

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 article
2013

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

book chapter

Navigating workplace learning placement challenges: Educating placement supervisors

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

(2013), pp. 211-222, Realising Exemplary Practice-Based Education, B1-1

book chapter

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

A Walker, C Earl, B Costa, L Cuddihy

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

journal article

Work readiness of graduate health professionals

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

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

journal article

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, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article

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, London, UK, C1

journal article

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 article
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 article

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 article
2011

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 article

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
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 article

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 article
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 article
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 article
2006

The application of the psychological contract to workplace safety

A Walker, D Hutton

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

journal article
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 article
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 article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Understanding the psychological contact in apprenticeships and traineeships to improve retention

A/Prof 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, A/Prof 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, A/Prof 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

Protecting the mental health of small-medium enterprise owners: Evaluating real-world approaches to mental health first aid and client-relationship building training for small business advisers

Prof Andrew Noblet, Prof George Tanewski, Prof Michael Berk, A/Prof Arlene Walker, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Nicola Reavley, Prof Karina Nielsen

NHMRC - Partnership Project

  • 2022: $130,236
  • 2021: $217,420
  • 2020: $150,174

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.

A/Prof Arlene Walker, Mrs Melinda Williams

Gipplsland Regional Integrated Cancer Service (GRICS), Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service, Barwon South Western Regional Integrated Cancer Service

  • 2015: $73,170
  • 2014: $135,000

Clinical supervision support program - delivery of training

A/Prof Arlene Walker

DH VIC - Grants Department of Health Victoria

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

Work readiness of allied health graduates

A/Prof Arlene Walker

Barwon Health Grant - Research

  • 2016: $10,000

AMSI Internship - Wakefield Regional Council

A/Prof Arlene Walker, Ms Caroline Rosenberg

Wakefield Regional Council

  • 2019: $14,500

Protecting the mental health of small-medium enterprise owners: Evaluating real-world approaches to mental health first aid and client-relationship building training for small business advisers

Prof Andrew Noblet, Prof George Tanewski, Prof Michael Berk, A/Prof Arlene Walker, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Nicola Reavley, Prof Karina Nielsen

Victorian Workcover Authority (WorkSafe Vic) - Partnership

  • 2022: $30,000
  • 2021: $30,000
  • 2020: $30,000

Counting on U: Supporting SME advisors & owners towards better mental health

Prof Andrew Noblet, Prof George Tanewski, Prof Michael Berk, A/Prof Arlene Walker, Prof Tony LaMontagne

DISER - BusinessBalance ad hoc grant

  • 2021: $2,238,000

Industry and Other Funding

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

A/Prof Arlene Walker, A/Prof Kathryn Von Treuer

SJGHosp Grant - Research - St John of God Health Care Inc

  • 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, A/Prof Arlene Walker, Dr Ben Richardson, Dr Lucy Zinkiewicz

Aust Drug Foundation Grant - Research

  • 2012: $43,900

Protecting the mental health of small-medium enterprise owners: Evaluating real-world approaches to mental health first aid and client-relationship building training for small business advisers

Prof Andrew Noblet, Prof George Tanewski, Prof Michael Berk, A/Prof Arlene Walker, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Nicola Reavley, Prof Karina Nielsen

Mental Health First Aid Australia, Institute of Public Accountants, Beyondblue Grant - Research

  • 2022: $75,000
  • 2021: $75,000
  • 2020: $120,450

Development of a survey instrument and scoring algorithm.

Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, A/Prof Arlene Walker, Dr Jeromy Anglim

Aegis Risk Management Services P/L

  • 2022: $39,150

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2022

Vanessa Sturre

Thesis entitled: Enhancing tertiary student employability: Longitudinal evaluation of developmental assessment centres

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2021

Beulah Joseph

Thesis entitled: An exploration of Employee Assistance Programs in the modern workplace

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2020

Sophie Jane Bromfield

Thesis entitled: Gender and the use of influence tactics in organisational settings: An examination of context

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

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
2019

Sherryn Evans

Thesis entitled: An exploration of online Interprofessional Education facilitation

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

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