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Professor Valerie Egdell


Department: Newcastle Business School

Valerie Egdell is Professor of Work and Employment at Newcastle Business School. She is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in social gerontology, social policy, and social geography. Her research focuses on age management in the workplace; youth and older worker transitions; and dementia and the workplace. She has applied the Capability Approach to examine careers guidance practice and the scarring effects of unemployment. She has undertaken research funded by a range of funders including the European Commission, the Alzheimer's Society and the Scottish Government.

Valerie is editorial board member for the journal Ageing & Society and on the Executive Committee of the British Society of Gerontology

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 living with dementia mobilise their support networks and draw on their social, cultural and emotional resources.

Valerie Egdell

  • Age management in the workplace
  • Older worker transitions
  • Dementia and the workplace
  • Young people's expectations of the workplace
  • The Capability Approach
  • The scarring effects of unemployment and/or a poor start in the labour market

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Behavioral science and the facilitation of extended working lives: A commentary on how behavioral nudges can help counteract workplace ageism, Egdell, V., Salvi, S., Onkal, D. 17 Mar 2023, In: The Journal of Aging and Social Change
  • Dementia in the workplace: the implications for career development practice, Bolger, E., Egdell, V., Ritchie, L. 2 Jan 2023, In: British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
  • ‘I Find it Daunting . . . That I’m Gonna Have to Deal with This until 60’: Extended Working Lives and the Sustainable Employability of Operational Firefighters , Egdell, V., Hussein, R., Harrison, D., Bader, A., Wilson, R. 1 Jun 2023, In: Work, Employment and Society
  • Dementia, Work and Employability: Using the Capability Approach to understand the employability potential for people living with dementia, Ritchie, L., Egdell, V., Danson, M., Cook, M., Stavert, J., Tolson, D. 1 Aug 2022, In: Work, Employment and Society
  • Workplace Preparedness for an Ageing Workforce: A Case Study, Egdell, V., Maclean, G., Chen, T., Raeside, R. 18 Aug 2022, In: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
  • A critique of the Capability Approach’s potential for application to career guidance, Egdell, V., Robertson, P. 1 Jul 2021, In: International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
  • Dementia in the workplace: are employers supporting employees living with dementia?, Egdell, V., Cook, M., Stavert, J., Ritchie, L., Tolson, D., Danson, M. 2 Jan 2021, In: Aging and Mental Health
  • Everyday citizenship and people with dementia edited by Ann‐Charlotte Nedlund, Ruth Bartlett and Charlotte L.Clarke Edinburgh, Dunedin Press, 2019. ISBN: 9781780460826, £21.50 (Pbk), Egdell, V. 1 Dec 2021, In: Social Policy & Administration
  • Young People’s Expectations of Work and the Readiness of the Workplace for Young People: Two Sides of the Same Coin?, Grant, K., Egdell, V., Vincent, D. May 2021
  • A Capability Approach to Understand the Scarring Effects of Unemployment and Job Insecurity: Developing the Research Agenda, Egdell, V., Beck, V. 1 Oct 2020, In: Work, Employment and Society

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Membership of network: Supporting Healthy Ageing at Work (SHAW) Knowledge Network (External organisation) 2021
  • Publication Peer-review: Children and Youth Services Review (Journal) 2021
  • Other: Developing an evidence-based health and wellbeing resource pack to improve employee engagement 2021
  • Publication Peer-review: Employee Relations (Journal) 2021
  • Publication Peer-review: Journal of Aging and Social Policy (Journal) 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: Work, Aging and Retirement (Journal) 2020
  • Invited talk: Older Workers in Great Britain: Perspectives from the devolved nations 2019
  • Oral presentation: Dementia in the workplace: the implications for career development practice 2019
  • Oral presentation: Dementia, work and employability: Using the Capability Approach to understand the employability potential for people with dementia 2019
  • Invited talk: Dementia in the workplace: are employers supporting employees with dementia 2019

Dan Cheng Determinants of perceived quality of life among older Chinese tourists Start Date: 14/03/2019 End Date: 30/11/2021

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

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