Staff profile

Tom Staunton

Lecturer in Career Development

Tom Staunton teaching a tutorial


Social Sciences


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Institute of Education

Research centre

International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS)




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Lecturer in Career Development at the International Centre for Guidance Studies. I mainly teach on the MA Careers Education and Coaching at the University. My research interests focus on the way the internet and especially social media is changing the field of careers development. I am concerned with how people undertaking career development activities and careers practitioners are affected by this development and could respond to them.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on the MA Careers Education and Coaching at the University where I take primary responsibility for teaching on theory and on careers information and technology. I also lead on placement provision for the course as well as observing students practice and conducting tutorials.

Research interests

I am currently involved in research projects related to careers professionals use of digital media, the experiences of recent graduates using social media as part of their career development and how information is used as part of careers delivery. 

Membership of professional bodies

I am an active member of AGCAS, the CDI and the SRHE.


Undergraduate Qualifications

Postgraduate Qualifications

I am also currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Derby focussing on the experiences of recent graduates using social media as part of their transition to the world of work.

Recent publications