Staff profile

Dr Siobhan Neary


Associate Professor and Head of iCeGS

Research centre

International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS)

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

s.neary@derby.ac.uk

About

As Head of iCeGS I have responsibility for overseeing the Centre's research and teaching and learning portfolio. I have a background in the guidance sector which encompasses more than twenty-five years working as a practitioner, trainer, manager, lecturer and researcher. My portfolio includes work on career management and employability, CPD and international development work in Sri Lanka, Mauritius, China, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.

I have an extensive background in teaching and learning in relation to guidance and career management and have developed several programmes to support practitioners, these include: career management courses, careers education and guidance studies at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. I teach on the MA in Career Education and Coaching, the University's Doctor of Education programme.

I am registered Career Development Practitioner, a NICEC Fellow and I have been twice elected to represent England on the CDI’s Professional Development Committee.

My research interests focus on, CPD, professional identify and quality improvement within the career development sector. I have recently published a book ‘CPD for the Career Development Professional: A handbook for enhancing practice’ with  Claire Johnson, Professional Development Manager for the CDI.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on the MA in Career Education and Coaching, the University's Doctor of Education programme. I am currently the External Examiner for the MA in Career Coaching at the University of East London and the MA in Guidance Counselling and Lifespan Development at the University of Limerick. I have previously held EE positions at Canterbury Christchurch University and the University of Strathclyde.

I supervise several EdD and PhD theses in areas related to career and career development.

Professional interests

My professional interests focus on training and CPD for career development professionals, practitioner research and reflective and ethical practice. I also have an interest in developing career management frameworks and personal guidance.

Research interests

My research interests focus on developing a better understanding of the careers workforce, who they are and what attracts them to the field. Specifically I undertake research into career management frameworks, continuing professional development and professional identity for guidance professionals.

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

D32/D33/D35/D36

Level A psychometric Assessment

 

Recent conferences

Neary, S. (2018) iCeGS: Past, present and Future. Imagining new perspectives on work – the role of career development in shaping futures, University of Derby, 23rd-24th May 2018.

Neary, S. (2017) Career Management Skill: Matching the paradigm shift from matching to constructing a career, Career Development Institute Annual Conference. Solihull, 4-5th December 2017. 

Neary, S. (2017) Developing the researcher practitioner. Decent work, equity and inclusion. University of Padova, 4th-7th October 

Neary, S. (2017) CMS and career guidance in relation to students in general upper secondary education - Experiences from the Leader Project. Career Competencies and Career Guidance – What is happening in Europe? Euroguidance Conference, Copenhagen 22nd September 2017. 

Neary, S. (2017) Engaging career professionals in research based reflective practice. British Educational Research Conference (BERA), University of Sussex, Brighton, 5-7th September 2017

Neary, S. (2017) Professional identity and developing a career in the careers sector. National Career Guidance Show. Leeds, 9th March 2017

Neary, S. (2017) Profession, Professionalism and Professional identity. At the Cutting Edge- Research into Practice, CDI/NICEC Conference, Cardiff, 7th February 2017

Neary, S. (2016) 8 Steps to Professionalising the Career Guidance Sector. Professionalising the Career Guidance Sector Euroguidance Conference, Malta, 12th December 2016.

Iannis, G., Neary, S., Bujok, E., and Segu, JL. (2016) Improving Career Management Skills: models, policies and practices. International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) Conference, Spanish University of Distance Learning, Madrid, 15-18th November 2016

Neary, S. (2016) Career Management Skills. Lifelong Guidance in Europe: The Shift to Career Management Skills Development.  Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, 4th October 2016

Neary, S. and Johnson, C. (2016) Professionalising the Career Development Sector in the UK. Rethinking Career Development for a Globalised World, NICEC, University of Derby, Derby, 21-22nd September, 2016

Neary, S., Morris, M and Mackay, S. (2016) Developing Best Practice in the National Careers Service in the England. Rethinking Career Development for a Globalised World, NICEC, University of Derby, Derby, 21-22nd September, 2016

Neary, S. (2016) Career Management Skills. Lifelong Guidance in Europe: Improving Career Management Skills. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 13th April 2016.

Neary, S. and Radford, N. (2016) NAHT Aspire partner school programme evaluation. National Association of Head Teachers Annual conference. Birmingham, 31st April 2016.

 Morris, M., Mackay, S., and Neary, S. (2015) Best Practice and the National Careers Service. Career Development Institute Annual Conference. Cardiff, 9th November 2015.

Neary, S. (2013). Challenging professional practice: empowerment through postgraduate CPD. IAEVG Conference. Montpellier, 24-27 September, 2013.

Neary, S. (2013). The loss of professional self: How postgraduate professional development can reclaim the identity of the careers practitioner. Researching Work and Learning International conference. University of Stirling, 19-21 June, 2013.

Neary, S. and Beizsley, C. (2012). I am here to learn biology, not 'personal development': Testing the Blueprint for Careers. DEHEMS Second International Conference: Employability of Graduates & Higher Education Management Systems, Ljubljana 27 & 28. September, 2012.

Neary, S. & Hutchinson, J. (2011). Ethical Practice in a Time of Change and Competition: seminar presentation, Improving Future Practice: NAEGA Conference, London, 17th October, 2011.

International experience

Siobhan has extensive project management and consultancy experience which covers all areas of the guidance sector for adults, graduates and young people.

Examples of international projects have included the delivery of training in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to stimulate a career guidance infrastructure. She has worked with the Ministry of Education on the Education for Knowledge Society Project (EKSP) in Sri Lanka to support an integrated approach to the delivery of careers services and training and resource development for a train the trainer programme for schools. She has worked with the University of Nottingham Careers and Employability Centre to review and develop the careers provision for students at their international campuses in Malaysia and Ningbo, China. In 2016-2017, she worked with the Human Resource Development Council in Mauritius to support them in developing a lifelong integrated career service for their citizens.  

Most recently I was part of the England team at the International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy (ICCDPP) international symposium in South Korea and coordinated the production of the England paper.

She has also led a UK team on a number of Erasmus+ funded projects including 

She has wide ranging experience in developing training programmes for practitioners; recent examples include; working with VOX the Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning  to develop a masters’ degree for career practitioners in Norway and with the (NCGE) National Centre for Education and Guidance in the Republic of Ireland to explore professional identity of adult guidance counsellors.

Siobhan is also the External Examiner for the MA Guidance Counselling and Lifespan Development at the University of Limerick.

Additional interests and activities

Siobhan is currently

Siobhan and the iCeGS team won the Staff Certificate of Excellence in Outstanding Contribution to Research Excellence, Winner, (2017/2018). She was also shortlited for this award in 2016-2017.

In the media

Recent blogs

Recent publications

2018

Neary, S. (2018) Schools and employers must work together. Business Network. (June 2018): 44-46. http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622880 

Neary, S. and Hanson, J. (2018) A new career in higher education careers work, in C. Burke and F. Christie (Eds) Understanding Graduate Careers: Research, Policy and Practice in Context, Abingdon: Routledge. http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622881

Neary, S. (2018) Flexible Professional Development. https://www.cobis.org.uk/blog/flexible-professional-development

2017

Hanson, J., Codina, G., and Neary, S. (2017). Transition programmes for young adults with SEND. What works? London: The Careers & Enterprise Company. https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploaded/careers-enterprise-what-works-report-transition-prog.pdf.pdf

Neary, S., Bujok, E., and Mosely, S. (2017) Leading Career Management Skills (CMS) in Europe . Career Matters 5 (2).  https://derby.openrepository.com/derby/handle/10545/621617

Neary, S., Hanson, J., and Cotterill, V. (2017) A Career in Career – understanding what career looks like in the career development sector. Careers Matters 5 (1) 20-21.

2016

Dodd, V., Binding, C. and Neary, S. (2016) Public health careers: mapping information, informing practitioner needs. Career Matters 4 (1) 18-19.

Hooley, T., Johnson, C. and Neary, S. (2016). Professionalism in Careers. Careers England and the Career Development Institute 

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.

Neary, S., Dodd, V. and Hooley, T. (2016). Understanding Career Management Skills: Findings From the First Phase of the CMS Leader Project. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.

Neary, S. (2016) Only qualifications count: exploring perceptions of continuing professional development within the career guidance sector. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. (Published Online) DOI:10.1080/03069885.2016.1180665

Neary, S. (2016). Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. First joint report of the Business, Innovation and Skills and Education Committees of Session 2016-2017. (July 2016). Careers England Policy Commentary 33). Careers England.

Neary, S; Dodd, V. and Radford, N. (2016) NAHT Aspire Pilot Evaluation. Derby, Institute of Education. University of Derby.

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

Neary, S. and Johnson, C. (2016) CPD for the career development professional. A handbook for enhancing practice. London: Trotmans.

2015 

Hallam, R., Morris, M., Hooley, T., Neary, S. and Mackay, S. (2015) The role of brokerage within career guidance: a literature review. London and Derby: SQW and International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.  http://derby.openrepository.com/derby/handle/10545/606949

Hooley, T., Hutchinson, J. & Neary, S. (2015). Ensuring quality in online career mentoringBritish Journal of Guidance and Counselling. Published online.

Hooley, T., Neary, S., Morris, M. and Mackay, S. (2015) Customer satisfaction with career guidance: a literature review. London and Derby: SQW and International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.  http://derby.openrepository.com/derby/handle/10545/606946 

Hooley, T., Neary, S., Morris, M and Mackay, S. (2015) Effective Policy Frameworks for the Organisation of Career Guidance Services A Review of the Literature. London and Derby: SQW and International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.

Hutchinson, J., Neary, S., Hooley, T., Hewitt, D., Mieschbueler, R., Dodd, V. and Langley, E. (2015). ‌ Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.

Johnson, C. and Neary, S. (2015). Enhancing professionalism – progressing the career development sector. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling. October 2015 (35): 57-62.

Johnson, C. and Neary, S. (2015) A career in career development – the new career development sector progression pathway. Careers Matter 3(1) 14-15.

Mackay, S., Morris, M., Hooley, T. and Neary, S. (2015) Maximising the impact of careers services on career management skills: a review of the literature. London and Derby: SQW and International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.  http://derby.openrepository.com/derby/handle/10545/606950 

Neary, S. (2015) Only qualifications count: exploring perceptions of continuing professional development within the career guidance sector.British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. (Published Online)  DOI:10.1080/03069885.2016.1180665

Neary, S. (2015). Professional Identity: What's that and what does it have to do with me? NGCE news, Winter 2015 (44): 15-17.

Neary, S., Hooley, T., Morris, M. and Mackay, S. (2015) The impact of career guidance on progression in learning and work: a literature review. London and Derby: SQW and International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.  http://derby.openrepository.com/derby/handle/10545/606946

2014

Hooley, T., Hutchinson, S. and Neary S. (2014) Evaluating Brightside's Approach to Online Mentoring University of Derby.

Hooley, T., Hutchinson, S. and Neary S. (2014) Brightside Report Executive Summary University of Derby.

Hutchinson, J., Neary, S., Marriott, J. and Jackson, H. (2014). Strategic consultation on the FE workforce and Initial Teacher Education workforce for the Education and Training Foundation. University of Derby

Moore, N and Neary, S. (2014) Teaching theory in practice. CareeringSpring/Summer 2014.

Neary, S. (2014) Enabling reflective learning in lifelong career guidance (book review). British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. Published Online

Neary, S. (2014). Professional identity: What I call myself defines who I am.Career Matters 2 (3): 14-1

Neary, S. (2014). Building Motivation, Achievement and progression Online: Evaluating Brightside’s Approach to Online Mentoring, NCGE News, 41: 26-29.

Neary, S. (2014) Motivational career counselling and coaching: cognitive and behavioural approaches (book review). British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 42(1): 115-116.

Neary, S. (2014). Reclaiming professional identity through postgraduate professional development: careers practitioners reclaiming their professional selves, British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 42(2): 199-210.

Neary, S., Marriott, J. and Hooley, T. (2014). Understanding a 'career in careers': learning from an analysis of current job and person specifications. Derby: University of Derby

Neary, S., Parker, G., Marriott, J., Hutchinson, J. and Scales, P. (2014). ‌. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies. University of Derby.

Neary, S., Thambar, N. and Bell, S. (2014). The global graduate: Developing the global careers service. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 32: 57-63.

Tracada, E., Spencer, S. and Neary, S. (2014). Words Which Exclude. Adjustments to communication devices within law and planning frameworks dealing with Gypsy and Traveller accommodation in the UK. Derby: University of Derby.

Tracada, E., Neary, S. and Spencer, S. (2014).  The Gypsy and Traveller Communities Housing Dispute Against the Localism Tenet. In Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci (eds.), WOR(L)DS WHICH EXCLUDE-The housing issue of Roma, Gypsies and Travellers in the language of the acts and the administrative documents in Europe. Florence: Fondazione Michelucci Press, p. 189- 224.

2013

Hooley, T., Watts, A. G., Sultana, R. G. and Neary, S. (2013). The 'blueprint' framework for career management skills: a critical exploration. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 41(2): 117-131.

Neary, S. (2013). Can aspiration kill local community? Challenges for young people and career practitioners in Sri LankaJournal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 31: 23-28.

2012

Hooley, T., Hutchinson, J. and Neary, S. (2012). Supporting STEM Students into STEM Careers: A Practical Introduction for Academics. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS), University of Derby.

2011

Neary, S. (2011). A careers adviser? So what do you do? Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 27: 40-46.

Neary, S. & Moore, N. (2011). Statement of Client Entitlement Good PracticeGuidance. London: Lifelong Learning UK.

2010

Neary, S.  and Jackson, H. (2010). A Workforce Development Strategy for the Adult IAG Workforce in England. London: LLUK.

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