I have over 15 years experience as a careers adviser, working with school pupils, adults, university students and graduates in both England and Scotland. My work has involved both one to one guidance practice as well as careers education delivered to groups of individuals. I have also worked at strategic and management levels and for many years was the Careers Manager for the University of the Highlands and Islands.
I currently work as a freelance research consultant as well as managing a small private career guidance practice. I am also a lecturer and researcher specialising in career development at the University of the West of Scotland.
I am a registered Careers Professional with the Career Development Institute (CDI), as well as a registered professional with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Alongside professional qualifications I also hold an MSc in Research Methods and am completing a PhD with the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS), University of Derby focusing on the role of geographical location in career development.
I have written and presented widely on the topics of career guidance and career development. Details of my publications are available on my university profile page.