National Research Conference for Careers Practitioners 2022: resources

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This annual collaborative conference was delivered by the Career Development Institute, AGCAS, University of Derby and NICEC on Thursday 24 February 2022. Below you can find all the session recordings as well as PDFs of speakers' presentations (where speakers have given permission to share their content).



Welcome and Keynote
David Morgan (CDI)
Professor Siobhan Neary (iCeGS)
Dr Julia Yates (City, University of London) | PDF presentation


National Panel: Research and Processes
Chaired by Dr Fiona Christie, AGCAS and Manchester Metropolitan University
Co-creating a model for practitioner user - Sarah Snape, Apecs-accredited executive coach, facilitator and speaker
The 'R Value' of Research in Quality Guidance Provision - Lydia Lauder, Quality Manager Careers and Employability Services, Open University
A practitioner perspective on the research process and use of digital technology - Leigh Fowkes,Careers & Employability Consultant, The Open University | Full panel PDF presentation


International Panel: Research and Processes
Chaired by Professor Siobhan Neary (iCeGS)
Internationalisation and Role of Career Counsellors: Linking Theory, Research, and Practice - Dr Gulnaz Zahid, Assistant Prof & HoD of Behavioural Sciences,National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad
Utlising research findings to impact communities - Dr Mercy Maina, Chair, Standards and Ethics Committee, Career Guidance Institute
There’s no such thing as a part-time PhD - Dr Michael Healy, Head of Careers and Employability, Career Ahead


Ensuring Inclusivity
Gill Frigerio, Associate Professor, Career Studies and Coaching, University of Warwick | Presentation PDF


Epistemology for dummies: an introduction to the theory of research
Professor Liz Atkins, Professor of Vocational Education and Social Justice, University of Derby | Presentation PDF


Data Collection for the Practitioner Researcher
Tom Staunton, 
Lecturer in Career Development with iCeGS, the University of Derby | Presentation PDF


Disseminating your research outcomes
Nicki Moore, Senior Lecturer in Career Development, iCeGS | Presentation PDF


Decolonising Methodology and Engaging with Minority Voices
Vaidehi Ranavaya, Careers Guidance Professional


Researcher Ethics in the CIAG sector
Dr Emma Bolger, lecturer and the programme leader of the MSc in Career Guidance and Development, University of the West of Scotland | Presentation PDF


Research in small connected communities
Dr Rosie Alexander, Lecturer in Career Guidance and Development 


Keynote & Voting
Elaine Boyes, Executive Director, AGCAS
Gill Frigerio, Associate Professor, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Warwick
Dr Jon Rainford, Independent Widening Participation Consultant
Nicki Moore, Senior lecturer and researcher in career development at iCeGS, The University of Derby 


Career Development Professional: Chapter on 'Becoming a practitioner researcher'

As a thank you for attending the Conference please see the chapter on 'Becoming a practitioner researcher‘ from CPD for the Career Development Professional by Professor Siobhan Neary and Claire Johnson. View chapter here .

We are grateful to the publishers, Trotman, for their permission to share this chapter with you.

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British Journal of Guidance and Counselling papers

Benefit from access to four papers from recent editions of the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling - accessible up until the end of April 2022. Please see the links below.


Tristram Hooley & Lorraine Godden (2022) Theorising career guidance policymaking: watching the sausage get made

Deirdre Hughes, Ifza Shakoor, Katy Hampshire & Lauren Croll (2022) Career-related learning in primary schools: a city collaborative approach in England.

Deirdre Hughes, Chris Warhurst, Emma Benger & Mandy Ifans (2021) Building better futures: decent work, inclusion and careers support services in the UK

Marcelo Afonso Ribeiro (2021) Integrating discursive validation in career counselling: an emancipatory strategy to foster decent working trajectories and social justice


British Journal of Guidance and Counselling offers a special subscription rate for CDI members. Currently (2022) the annual special subscription rate is £46 (6 print issues per year) instead of the public price of £405 or £40 for online access. The contact email to subscribe is

The BJGC also offers a number of articles as open access on their website.


Resources available to support your research from AGCAS, CDI, iCeGS and NICEC

Download pdf here.