Staff profile

Professor Tristram Hooley

Professor of Career Education


Education, Childhood and SEND


Institute of Education

Research centre

International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS)




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



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.

Teaching responsibilities

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:

Researchers that I have supervised have competed theses on the following subjects.

I have examined five doctoral theses (2 PhD and 3 professional doctorates).

Research interests

My main research interests address the following topics:

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.

Recent publications




A full list of my publications is available at: