Showing posts from 2023

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