The Centre for Career & Personal Development is committed to providing high quality research of both an academic and applied nature in areas related to career and personal development
Staff at the Centre are engaged with meeting research and development needs posed by the current policy agenda alongside their own academic interests.
We are involved in the development of evidence-based practice and in undertaking new and collaborative projects that lead to the advancement of theory, policy and practice in the guidance field.
The Centre recognises the importance of disseminating findings to inform practitioners, the wider community, policy-makers, academics and other professionals. Staff at the Centre publish their work in books, and professional and academic journals; present papers at national and international conferences and contribute to occasional papers.
The research interests of members of staff can be viewed on this website (see staff profiles), further details may be obtained by contacting individuals directly.
Our staff have well established links with colleagues in other unuiversities and undertake collaborative research. Staff are also active members of a number of professional associations research committees, including the International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance (journal of the IAEVG).
CCPD research activities currently focus on:
- Developing narrative approach for career guidance interviews;
- Examining issues facing young people related to prolonged transitions into the labour market;
- Investigating the influence of parents on young people's career choice;
- Working with others to form a European network of career counselling educators to promote innovative practice.