2 April 2021

New article: Dementia in the workplace: the implications for career development practice.

Today marks the publication date of the article below. In the last week we've also learned that we've been awarded funding from the Alzheimer's Society for a major project into developing a career guidance intervention for people with dementia. 

Bolger, E., Egdell, V. and Ritchie, L. (2021) Dementia in the workplace: the implications for career development practice. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2021.1902471

25 February 2021

Family Background and Career Decision-Making

On Friday 26th February 2021, I will be presenting at the CDI/SDS/Napier/UWS CPD Conference Scotland 2021, on Family Background and Career Decision-Making, with my collaborator from Germany, Jens Boernemeyer. 

Ethical Practitioner-Led Research

A very well spent day today, (virtually) attending the national Career Development Researcher Conference, organised by the CDI, AGCAS and iCeGs. Excellent speakers, some of whom have inspired and supported my own research over the years. I presented as part of the UK panel, sharing my own insights on ethics in CIAG practitioner-led research. I'll be sharing an extended version of my presentation in a few weeks, when I have a bit more time on my hands!

24 January 2021

Unconscious Bias and Race in Career Guidance Practice

A new article written by Uuganaa Ramsay and I is available in this month's issue of the Career Development Institute publication, Career Matters. 

Uuganna is the founding trustee of the Mongol Identity, and recently appeared on BBC Radio Scotland talking about her work, which you can listen again to here.

In our article we discuss the limitations of unconscious bias training, how career development professionals can actively mitigate their own biases in their work and practical positive action approaches that can be taken to address racial stereotyping and oppression. Our article can be viewed online here

8 October 2020

Addressing unconscious bias and white privilege in career guidance practice (English language text)

I have made an English language translation  available of this article written by Uuganaa Ramsay and I, which was commissioned by Skills Norway and published on 28 August 2020. You can access it here.  The original article remains online and is available in Norwegian here.

21 August 2020

Current work on unconscious bias and white privilege in career guidance practice

This month will see the publication (in translation) of an article I have written in collaboration with Uuganaa Ramsay, on the importance of addressing unconscious bias and white privilege in career guidance practice, for Skills Norway.

In addition we will be delivering a webinar on this topic on 27th August, for the same organisation. 

We will be sharing our work more widely in coming months. Students on the Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance and Development at UWS can also look forward to seeing more in relation to race-aware career practice in their learning this year, as we focus on what we can do as a sector to address racism in our society.