National Research Conference 2020: Resources/PP

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Demystifying Research – Encouraging Curiosity

A one-day conference for career development practitioners 

Thursday 27 February 2020,
University of Derby, Kedleston Road Site

The CDI is pleased to be working with research partner iCeGS at the University of Derby to present this one-day research conference. It has been designed as an introduction to research and research approaches, but also as a platform for those undertaking research to tell us how they have gone about it and what they have found out. Come and hear about innovative approaches to gathering, analysing and presenting data. This is a free event for CDI members.

The aim of the event is to cover both large-scale formal research in the career development sector and profile, through workshop sessions, research activities being undertaken by our members and the wider sector. The day will comprise two plenary sessions and three workshop sessions.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Siobhan Neary, Head of iCeGS at University of Derby;
  • Emily Tanner, Head of Research at the Careers and Enterprise Company;
  • Emily Roisin Reid, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick;
  • Dr Jill Hanson, Senior Researcher at iCeGS at University of Derby;
  • Nicki Moore, Senior Lecturer in Career Development at the University of Derby;
  • Professor Tristram Hooley, University of Derby

Workshops will cover the following themes:

  • Resourcing research
  • Innovative methodologies/approaches
  • Using research to inform practice

Resources and PowerPoints

Over 50 delegates attended our first research conference. The resources from this event are listed below.

Plenary titles

Plenary provider


Understanding research in career development 

Nicki Moore

Link to recording

Progress & priorities for careers and enterprise education in England

Dr. Emily Tanner

Link to recording

International Research in Career Development

Dr. Siobhan Neary 


Workshop 1



Practicalities of recruiting participants in survey research during doctoral study 

Kane Needham

Link to recording

Practitioner research - the CDI helps! 

Dr Lyn Barham

Link to recording

Connecting Research and Practice: Calling in a Career Context

Dr Christine Blackie 

To discuss her research please contact her direct on 

Workshops 2



The Listening Guide - a way to listen to your interview data 

Dr Lyn Barham

Link to recording

Using evaluation to measure impact

Dr. Emily Tanner

Link to recording

Workshop 3



Cultivating your conceptual thinking to enrich your research practice 

Dr Cathy Brown

Link to recording

Plan, Do, Reflect, Review: Using action research to explore your practice 

Gill Frigerio

Link to recording

Plenary 2



Research ethics and young people 

Dr. Jill Hanson

Link to recording

One career practitioner’s voyage into research: A mixed-methods approach

Emily Reid 

Link to recording