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.
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.
- Robinson, D., Moore, N. & Hooley, T. (2018). Ensuring an independent future for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND): a critical examination of the impact of education, health and care plans in England, British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, DOI: 10.1080/03069885.2017.1413706
- Artess, J., and Hooley, T. (2017) 'Toward a new narrative of postgraduate career' in R. Erwee et al. (eds.), Postgraduate Education in Higher Education, University Development and Administration, available at https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0468-1_15-1
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: