International Projects

In 2004, our Professor Tony Watts co-authored the seminal OECD Report, which provided the platform for much research and consultancy on international policy and practice relating to career support.  In 2008 we became the International Centre for Guidance Studies to reflect the breadth of research, consultancy and partnerships that we have developed across the world. Recent international work includes providing consultancy in Sri Lanka, Croatia, Kosovo, Abu Dhabi, Canada, Australia, China, and Malaysia. We also have experience in evaluating European projects and have produced concept notes for the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN). The researchers at iCeGS have also contributed to a number of Erasmus funded projects with European partners from Italy, Greece, Spain, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Slovakia, Romania, The Netherlands and Germany

International Careers Training Sessions

Tom Staunton recently delivered a session for a local careers association based in the south of Norway looking at the UN Sustainability Goals and Green Career Guidance. Green issues have unsurprisingly been growing in the importance for the career guidance sector but countries such as Norway with significant sector of the economy based around fossil fuels face particularly challenges engaging with a Green transition. Tom’s session helped careers practitioners think about different responses that career guidance can take to the engaging with sustainability and especially how career guidance as a discipline can balance the needs of individuals, economies and the future of our planet. The session was well received and led to lots of lively debate about this important issue.

Tom Staunton recently ran two sessions for the national careers association of Malta. These sessions focussed on the interaction between digital technology and career guidance. This was especially considered in the context of the pandemic and how it has led to technology becoming more prevalent. Tom’s sessions focussed on how individuals could use digital technology for their careers and how practitioners could use technology to support their practice. Both sessions were well attended and created good opportunities to engage with Maltese practitioners. These sessions particularly built around Tom’s research from his PhD and his wider research work as well.

iCeGS research outputs include:


Ribeiro, M 2022. Constructing contextualised theories in career guidance and counselling – A North-South intercultural dialogue. University of Derby. 


Hagaseth Haug, E., Hooley, T., Kettunen, J., and Thomsen, R. ‘Setting Nordic career guidance in context’ in Hagaseth Haug, E., Hooley, T., Kettunen, J., and Thomsen, R. (Eds). ‘Career and career guidance in the Nordic countries’. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 1-20

Hooley, T. (2020). 'Pining for the fjords: International perceptions of work, education and career guidance'. In Hagaseth Haug, E., Hooley, T., Kettunen, J. and Thomsen, R. (2020). 'Career and career guidance in the Nordic countries'. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 37-50.

Kotera, Y., Ting, S-H., and Neary, S. (2020) Mental health of Malaysian students: UK comparison, and relationship between negative mental health, self-compassion, and reliance. Higher Education. [Online].


Dodd, V., Haug, E., Hooley, T and Neary.S. (2019) Quality Assurance Standards: A synthesis of quality standards across partner countries. Summary Report. Derby: University of Derby 

Hooley, T. (2019). 'International approaches to quality in career guidance'. Oslo: Competence Norway


Moore, N. and Hanson, J. (2018). “My Future: Developing career education and guidance at school Research to support the development of teacher training and guidance”. Derby; University of Derby 


Moore, N. (2017). Competences of a Careers Advisor in the digital age, in H Košolová (ed.) The Diverse World of Career Guidance. Prague, EKS. pp. 10-12

Moore, N. (2017). 'I'm lucky. I love my job!' in H. Koštalová (ed.) The Diverse World of Career Guidance. Prague, EKS pp. 41-44

Neary, S., Bujok, E., and Mosely, S. (2017) Leading Career Management Skills (CMS) in Europe. Career Matters 5 (2).  


Neary, S., Dodd, V. and Hooley, T. (2016). Understanding Career Management Skills: Findings From the First Phase of the CMS Leader Project

Neary, S. and Hooley, T. (2016). Presenting the LEADER Framework for Careers (1.0).Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.


Borbély-Pecze, T.B. and Hutchinson, J. (2013). The Youth Guarantee and Lifelong Guidance: ELGPN Concept Note No. 4. Jyväskylä: The European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN).

Hooley,T. (2013) Career development in Canada. International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby 

Moore, N. (2013). Improving Lifelong Career Guidance and ICT Support Project Croatia: Manual of Operational Procedures (Quality Standards). Zagreb: Croatian Employment Service.


Hooley, T., Marriott, J. and Sampson, J.P. (2011). Fostering College and Career Readiness: How Career Development Activities in Schools Impact on Graduation Rates and Students' Life Success. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.