Professor Tristram Hooley
Position: Professor of Career Education
Subject area: Education Studies
Research Centre: International Centre for Guidance Studies
I am Professor of Career Education at the University of Derby. At the University of Derby I am involved in teaching and supervision of doctoral student, research and the mentoring of staff. As part of this I am contributing towards REF strategy and planning.
I also have other roles as the Director of Research for The Careers & Enterprise Company and Professor II at the Inland University of Applied Science, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education, University of Southern Queensland.
I am a member of the UK Careers Sector Strategic Alliance, a Winston Churchill Fellow, a Fellow of National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) and I'm on the editorial board of the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. I was the specialist adviser to the House of Commons Education Committee inquiry into career guidance.
I also write the Adventures in Career Development blog.
I teach on the Masters in Career Education and Coaching and on the EdD programme. I'm available to supervise EdD and PhD theses in areas related to career, career development and the educational use of social media.
I am currently supervising doctoral work on:
- Gamification and career guidance
- The career journeys of graduates from Orkney and Shetland
- The role of parents in career education in the Netherlands
- Careers, career guidance and the gig economy
- Career transitions in the construction sector
- Career identity in Norway
Researchers that I have supervised have competed theses on the following subjects.
- Communities that care: an insight into male career patterns in a small neighbourhood
- How teachers conceive their role when working with Generation Z pupils in a technological learning environment
- Youth mentoring across professional settings: a pedagogic approach to social inclusion
I have examined five doctoral theses (2 PhD and 3 professional doctorates).
My main research interests address the following topics:
- The role of career guidance in supporting the development of social justice
- The intersection of policy and practice in careers work
- Identifying the impact of career development interventions
- The role of online and digital technologies in career development
I also have a number of other research interests including the role of attractiveness and appearance in career, the careers and professional practice of researchers and the use of online research methods.
- Artess, J., Hooley, T. and Mellors-Bourne, R. (2017). Employability: A Review of the Literature 2012-2016. York: Higher Education Academy.
- Artess, J., Hooley, T. and Shepherd, C. (2017) Future First: Alumni in the Curriculum Evaluation 2015, London: Future First. Future First: Alumni in the Curriculum Evaluation 2015
- Hooley, T. (2017). Developing your career: harnessing the power of the internet for “digital career management”. Development and Learning in Organizations, 31(1), 9-11.
- Weller, P. and Hooley, T. (2017). How religion or belief frame participation and access in UK higher education. In Aune, K. and Stephenson, J. Religion and Higher Education in Europe and North America. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
- Dodd, V. and Hooley, T. (2016). Evaluation of the Legacy Careers Project. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.
- Neary, S., Dodd, V. and Hooley, T. (2015). Understanding Career Management Skills: Findings From the First Phase of the CMS Leader Project. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.
- Hooley, T., Johnson, C. and Neary, S. (2016). Professionalism in Careers. Careers England and the Career Development Institute
- Hooley, T. and Sahar, A. (2016). The Right Start in Life: Exploring an Innovative New Online Career Solution. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.
- Hooley, T. and Dodd, V. (2016). Online research methods for mental health. In Goss, S., Anthony, K., Sykes Stretch, L. and Mertz Nagel, D. Technology in Mental Health: Applications in Practice, Supervision and Training (Second Edition). Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas.
- Hooley, T., Dodd, V. and Shepherd, C. (2016). Developing a New Generation of Careers Leaders: An Evaluation of the Teach First Careers and Employability Initiative. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby. (Also see the executive summary)
- Hooley, T. and Neary, S. (2016). The role of online careers work in supporting mental health. In Goss, S., Anthony, K., Sykes Stretch, L. and Mertz Nagel, D. Technology in Mental Health: Applications in Practice, Supervision and Training (Second Edition). Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas.
- Mieschbuehler, R. and Hooley T. (2016). World-class apprenticeship standards: Report and recommendations. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby. http://derby.openrepository.com/derby/handle/10545/610516
- Shepherd, C. and Hooley, T. (2016) ‘They’ve got their backs to the sea’: Careers work in Kent’s coastal schools. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.
A full list of my publications is available at:
I am enthusiastic about the public communication of research. I have experience of contributing to media discussions in new media, print, radio and television. Examples of my work in this area include.
- Business leaders back calls for better careers advice in schools
- Careers guidance drives economic growth. University Business. 16 July 2015.
- Presswire: UK skills emergency signals urgent need for inter-sector communication. BloombergBusiness. 08 June 2015.
- Two ministers, one careers strategy 'desperately needed'. FE Week. 8 June 2015.
- Rethinking careers support for young people. The Huffington Post. 5 May 2015.
- Election 2015: the policies that could change our working lives. The Guardian. 5 May 2015.
- Double U-turn on career guidance leaves coalition playing catch up on 2010. The Conversation. 31 March 2015.
- What role should teachers play in career guidance? The Guardian. 26 March 2015.
- Every school should have someone to lead its career education. The Huffington Post. 10 March 2015.
- Explainer: when should children start to think about their careers? The Conversation. 3 March 2015.
- The battle over career guidance: the slowest gunfight in political history? The Huffington Post. 4 March 2015.
- Work experience gives you the edge. The Daily Telegraph. 01 November 2014.
- Inspire children with good careers advice and they do better at school. The Conversation. 17 October 2014.
- Career advice brings better grades. The Times. 16 October 2014.
- Careers advice is 'a postcode lottery' warns Sutton Trust. TES. 16 October 2014.
- Careers advice is 'affecting school results'. The Yorkshire Post. 16 October 2014.
- Trained in London: Creating more apprentices to support the London economy. London Assembly. October 2014.
- Why do we judge job applicants by their clothes? ask University of Derby professor. Derby Telegraph. 16 July 2014.
- Down with employers, up with workers. Phoenix. May 2014.
- Ministers 'passing the buck' on careers advice. SecEd. 14 March 2014.
- Still a place for careers advisers in HE. University Business. 7 March 2014.
- Careers advice for young people is a postcode lottery. The Guardian. 6 February 2014.
- Is it really so hard to work out why some young people are having their aspirations frustrated? CelebYouth.org 28 Jan 2014.
- Michael Gove is wrong when it comes to careers guidance in schools. TES. 21 December 2013.
- Michael Gove shows his true colours on schools' career guidance. The Guardian. 20 December 2013
- Investing in career development should be top of the government's agenda. The Guardian. 17 June 2013.
- What next for careers education in schools? The Guardian. 4 March 2013.
- Widening participation and career guidance. CASCAID. 20 February 2013.
- Career guidance is for life, not just for classrooms. FE Week. 25 Jan 2013.
- Freeing up or letting up? The provision of careers education and guidance in schools. Centrelink. June 2012.