Dr Siobhan Neary

Position: Acting Head of iCeGS

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About

As Head of iCeGS (Acting) 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 progrqmme and Research Supervision programme for academic staff.

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 progrqmme and Research Supervision programme for academic staff. 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.

  • The career journeys of graduates from Orkney and Shetland
  • Young people and the online gig economy
  • Students’ and employers’ view of business accounting education in preparation for employment
  • DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD: How International Students deal with a new National and Academic Culture where no Host Culture Students Exist?

 

Professional interests

My reseach interests include career management frameworks, continuing professional development and professional identity for guidance professionals.

Recent publications

  

2017

 

2016

 

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

2013

2012

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 Practice Guidance. London: Lifelong Learning UK.

2010

Other publications

  • Neary, S. and Hutchinson, J. (2009). More questions than answers:In: Reid, H. ed. Constructing the Future: Career Guidance for Changing Contexts, Stourbridge: Institute of Career Guidance., pp. 42-50.
  • Neary-Booth, S. and Peck, D. (2009). Career guidance - A call to arms. Career Guidance Today, 17(1): 20-21.
  • Ravenhall, M. Hutchinson, J. and Neary-Booth, S. (2009).‌. iCeGS Occasional Paper. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.
  • Hambly, L. & Neary-Booth, S. (2007). The role of chance in career choice: Planned Happenstance in Action. NCGE Newsletter, October 2007.
  • Brett, M. & Neary, S. (2003). Getting it Right: Reviewing for Quality. Winchester: The Guidance Council.
  • Howard, K., Neary, S. & Rankin, P. (2002). A guide to the Matrix Standard for Higher Education Careers Services.  Winchester: The Guidance Council.
  • Neary, S. (2002). What Works: Signposting and Referral. Winchester. The Guidance Council.

Recent conferences

  • 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.
  • 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.

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