Research Areas
  • Career development theory 
  • Equality of opportunity in career choice
  • Inclusive practice in career guidance 


Master's Supervision
As a lecturer in career guidance and development at the University of the West of Scotland I supervise career guidance practitioners who undertake the careers MSc by dissertation. This qualification is for practitioner-researchers and academics looking to build on their existing diploma level qualification via a top-up route. I would be particularly keen to hear from potential students looking to undertake research into the topics listed above. 

PhD: Occupational Segregation in Apprenticeships: Career Decision Making Factors 

I am currently working towards a PhD researching Occupational Segregation in Apprenticeships, based at Heriot-Watt University, co-funded by the ESRC and Skills Development Scotland, and my employer, the University of the West of ScotlandI am supervised by Prof. Mike Danson (Professor of Enterprise at Heriot-Watt University) and Dr Jim Campbell (Glasgow Caledonian University).