Student Demographics: Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance and Development

Below is a link to a video recording of a short presentation discussing the findings of a recent mixed-methods snapshot survey I recently conducted into the background demographics of students on our PGDip. I was keen to obtain and interrogate otherwise uncollected data to better understand the background of our students. This piece very much ties in to wider work to improve access to and diversity within the CIAG sector. Also, it provides insight into how we can better support and advocate for the needs of our students.  


I was recently invited by Dr Anjali Raj Westwood to appear on the Career Chronicles podcast, discussing maternity leave, returning to work and life as a working mother. I cover policies, pragmatism and the need for a wide variety of options to support working parents.  The podcast is available on Spotify  and on other platforms via Anjali's website .

Exploring the relationship between guidance practice and self-care

I've published a new short article on LinkedIn, reflecting on my time as Guest Editor of Veilederforum, where I talk about some of the things that really matter to me as a career guidance professional and academic: continuous professional development; practitioner well-being; domestic abuse; equality, diversity and inclusion and, of course, the gender imbalances in our field. You can access the article here:

BBC Scotland: The Seven

I recently appeared on BBC Scotland's news programme  The Seven , where I was interviewed in my capacity as vice-chair of the Glasgow City Parents Group. The topic was the impact of the forthcoming wave of strikes which will affect Scotland's schools. A short extract can be viewed here:  GCPG post on X (formerly twitter)

Veilederforum-podden: Inkluderande praksis (The tutor forum podcast: Inclusive practice)

A podcast I recorded for on inclusive practice in career guidance is available here:

Veilederforum, Guest Editor

I have again been working closely with colleagues in Norway, delivering training and recording resources and a podcast for the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills. The resources and podcast will be published later in 2023. I am also the current guest editor for Veilederforum , for whom I have been commissioning new articles by experts in career guidance and development. Two articles have been published to date (at the end of the articles linked below, you will find a link to the English language translation).  Dr Laura Lebec and Dr Louise Ritchie: Career guidance through the lifespan: Working with clients with dementia Gill Frigerio: Practitioner Wellbeing Two further articles are forthcoming, a piece focusing on career guidance work with refugees/asylum seekers and migrants, authored by Dr Deirdre Hughes & Prof. Füsun Akkök, and another on client mental health wellbeing authored by Dr Deirdre Hughes, Chris Percy & Liane Hambly.   I will be writing the final a

NICEC Seminar Diversifying the Careers Workforce

On 16th January 2023 I presented as part of the NICEC seminar Diversifying the Careers Workforce, on gender and class issues in career guidance practice, practitioner recruitment and training. The slides I used in the session are available here . To find out about and sign up for future NICEC events, go to