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Dr Valerie Egdell

Associate Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School

Valerie Egdell is an Associate Professor in Work and Employment at Newcastle Business School. Valerie’s research interests are in youth and older worker transitions; ageing and the workplace; employability; and welfare reform. She has worked on a number of projects for different funders such as the European Commission, the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and the Scottish Government. 

Valerie’s current research is on dementia in the workplace; age management in the workplace; and young people’s transitions into work. 

Valerie has a degree in Geography from Durham University; and an MA in Human Geography Research and a PhD from Newcastle University. Her PhD examined how carers of people with dementia mobilise their support networks and draw social, cultural and emotional resources to manage the demands of informal care. 

Valerie Egdell

Key Publications

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  • Dementia in the workplace, Egdell, V., Cook, M., Stavert, J., Ritchie, L., Tolson, D., Danson, M. 24 Sep 2019, In: Aging and Mental Health
  • Employer Policy and Practice Towards Older Workers in Hong Kong, Egdell, V., Fuertes, V., Tjandra, N., Chen, T. 5 Mar 2019, In: Journal of Aging and Social Policy
  • A capability approach to career development, Robertson, P., Egdell, V. 1 Oct 2018, In: Australian Journal of Career Development
  • Age management in the workplace, Egdell, V., Maclean, G., Raeside, R., Chen, T. 8 Oct 2018, In: Ageing and Society
  • Buying into Capitalism? Employee Ownership in a Disconnected Era, Brown, R., Mcquaid, R., Raeside, R., Dutton, M., Egdell, V., Canduela, J. 2018, In: British Journal of Industrial Relations
  • Employer Responses to Dementia in the Workplace in Scotland, Stavert, J., Ritchie, L., Danson, M., Egdell, V., Cook, M., Tolson, D. 2018
  • The legal implications of dementia in the workplace, Egdell, V., Stavert, J., McGregor, R. Nov 2018, In: Ageing and Society
  • Empowering Young People in Disempowering Times, Otto, H., Egdell, V., Bonvin, J., Atzmüller, R. 2017
  • Integrating young people into society, Raeside, R., Egdell, V., Graham, H. 2017, Empowering Young People in Disempowering Times, Edward Elgar
  • Introduction: empowering young people in disempowering times?, Otto, H., Egdell, V., Bonvin, J., Atzmüller, R. 2017, Empowering Young People in Disempowering Times, Edward Elgar


  • Geography PhD February 18 2010
  • Geography MA October 09 2006
  • Geography BA (Hons) June 30 2005
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2018

PGR Supervision

Dan Cheng Start: 14/03/2019


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