Valerie Egdell is an Associate Professor in the Business School, Edinburgh Napier University. Valerie’s research interests are in employability; youth and older worker transitions; ageing; and welfare reform. She has worked on a number of projects for different funders such as the European Commission, the Scottish Government and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.
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 is a PhD supervisor, and would be happy to supervise any PhD students with similar interests.