Research Associate, Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia

Dr Valerie Adams is a Research Associate at the Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia, researching paid and unpaid care work. Her doctoral research analysed the work experience of residential aged care nurses from a feminist economics perspective. Her continuing research interests are centred on empirical investigations of paid and unpaid care work, the undervaluation of care work, the care economy, gender equity issues, and the emerging feminist economics theorising on caring labour.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Associate, Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia

Education

  • 2009 
    University of South Australia, PhD in Feminist Economics
  • 2000 
    University of South Australia, Bachelor of Business (Honours)
  • 1997 
    University of South Australia, Bachelor of Applied Economics