22 November 2021
9 June 2021
Today Uuganaa Ramsey and I appeared on the WeAreCareers show with Chris and Sabiha, to discuss the impact of unconscious bias on our work as careers professionals, how we can challenge common misconceptions about unconscious bias and what we can do as professionals to facilitate conversations in this space and increase representation within our sector.
If you missed us live, you can watch on-demand here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKjsRS9GhWk
2 April 2021
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
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.
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
A new article written by Uuganaa Ramsay and I is available in this month's issue of the Career Development Institute publication, Career Matters.
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
25 August 2020
An article on unconscious bias and white privilege in career guidance practice, co-authored by Uuganaa Ramsay and, I has been published today by Skills Norway and is available here: https://veilederforum.no/artikler/praksis/ubevisste-fordommer-og-hvite-privilegier-i-karriereveiledning?fbclid=IwAR0XioK7v8AVK5xmCoOIGBehrr91m_tpfidJF5loYci6rp82H_C3u0zG74E
21 August 2020
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.
24 July 2020
News: Appointment as external examiner for the MA in Career Guidance and Development University of Huddersfield
Further to an earlier announcement about another EE post, I'm very pleased to announce I have also been appointed external examiner for the MA in Career Guidance and Development at @HudUniCGD Looking forward to working with the excellent @Jodielou23 and her team.— Emma Bolger 🌈 (@bolger_emma) July 24, 2020