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Career transitions to paid employment: At what point does training placement provision move between up-skilling to exploitation? (2024)
Presentation / Conference
O'Neil, J., & Ivancheva, M. (2024, April). Career transitions to paid employment: At what point does training placement provision move between up-skilling to exploitation?. Paper presented at 42nd International Labour Process Conference 2024 (ILPC 2024), Göttingen

Precarious work that becomes a ‘stepping stone’ to decent work (McGuiness and Wooden 2009, Nunley et al 2017; Munoz-Comet and Steinmetz 2020) is the bargain struck for many learners leaving education and accessing employment, typically via placements... Read More about Career transitions to paid employment: At what point does training placement provision move between up-skilling to exploitation?.

Enterprise Education and Employability Skills: adapting the DOTS Model to enhance career development – evidence from a Scottish International MBA Programme (2024)
Book Chapter
Harte, P., Fonseca, A. P., Hill, E., & Hosanoo, Z. A. (2024). Enterprise Education and Employability Skills: adapting the DOTS Model to enhance career development – evidence from a Scottish International MBA Programme. In R. J. Crammond, & D. Hyams-Ssekasi (Eds.), Entrepreneurship Education and Internationalisation: Cases, Collaborations, and Contexts (65-85). New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003378570-7

This chapter uses theory and application to discuss the importance of enterprise education and employability skills in the MBA curriculum. Edinburgh Napier Business School academics and career development consultants collaborate to develop a theory/p... Read More about Enterprise Education and Employability Skills: adapting the DOTS Model to enhance career development – evidence from a Scottish International MBA Programme.

Karriererettleiing og livskvalitet (2024)
Digital Artefact
Robertson, P. (2024). Karriererettleiing og livskvalitet. [Podcast]

This podcast contains an interview in which Prof Pete Robertson discusses the links between mental health, work and learning. It explores the role for career guidance practitioners in supporting mental well-being and how career development can be se... Read More about Karriererettleiing og livskvalitet.

Scottish Life And Chemical Science Skills Summit (2023)
Report
Maguire, H., & Garden, C. (2023). Scottish Life And Chemical Science Skills Summit. Edinburgh, UK: Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA)

The Scottish Life and Chemical Skills Summit was led and hosted by Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) with support from Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA). We would like to thank members of... Read More about Scottish Life And Chemical Science Skills Summit.

The emotional labour of teleworkers conducting online counselling during Covid-19. (2023)
Journal Article
O'Neil, J., Heidl, B. H., Bratton, A., Vossler, A., & Moller, N. (in press). The emotional labour of teleworkers conducting online counselling during Covid-19. New Technology, Work and Employment, https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12284

Drawing on emotional labour theory, this paper explores the barriers to emotionally complex telework, with a specific focus on the space, interface and pace of work. We examine the working lives of mental health counsellors who adapted from in‐person... Read More about The emotional labour of teleworkers conducting online counselling during Covid-19..

Meaningfully Embedding Industry-Relevant Life Science Skills in the Undergraduate Biosciences Curriculum (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Garden, C., Campbell Casey, S., & MacCallum, J. (2023, June). Meaningfully Embedding Industry-Relevant Life Science Skills in the Undergraduate Biosciences Curriculum. Presented at QAA Scotland's 5th International Enhancement Conference, Glasgow

For more than a decade I and colleagues have been working in partnership with the Scottish Lifesciences industry and other stakeholders to develop relevant, industry informed biosciences curricula at Edinburgh Napier University. This work has also be... Read More about Meaningfully Embedding Industry-Relevant Life Science Skills in the Undergraduate Biosciences Curriculum.

Career guidance and meritocracy: A match made in heaven? (2023)
Digital Artefact
Robertson, P. (2023). Career guidance and meritocracy: A match made in heaven?. [Blog]

This blog post explores how meritocratic ideologies may create inequalities, and present problems for career guidance practice.

Agents for change: Reimagining emancipatory career guidance practices in Scotland (2022)
Journal Article
Meldrum, S. (2022). Agents for change: Reimagining emancipatory career guidance practices in Scotland. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 49(1), 41-49. https://doi.org/10.20856/jnicec.4907

This article explores how individual and group work models of career development practice could be adapted and redesigned to be more effective at empowering people to overcome barriers and inequalities. It is set in the context of the ongoing major r... Read More about Agents for change: Reimagining emancipatory career guidance practices in Scotland.

Shining a brighter light on groupwork (2022)
Journal Article
Meldrum, S. (2022). Shining a brighter light on groupwork. Career Matters, 10(1), 32-33

Career development groupwork has long been delivered alongside one-to-one interventions in a range of different settings. Unlike one-to-one interventions, little attention has been paid to developing groupwork models which both channel the skill set... Read More about Shining a brighter light on groupwork.

The challenges facing freelancers in Scottish Film and TV: an analysis of 45 years of data from the Film Bang directory 1976-2020 (2021)
Report
Scott, A., & Davidson, N. (2021). The challenges facing freelancers in Scottish Film and TV: an analysis of 45 years of data from the Film Bang directory 1976-2020. London: Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre

This Discussion Paper investigates freelance working in the Scottish film and television sector. The Industrial Strategy and the Bazalgette Report into the Creative Industries (2017) have identified the need to support the development of creative clu... Read More about The challenges facing freelancers in Scottish Film and TV: an analysis of 45 years of data from the Film Bang directory 1976-2020.

Debt should not be ignored (2021)
Digital Artefact
Robertson, P. (2021). Debt should not be ignored. [Blog]

This short article highlights the neglect of debt in the career development literature, and its importance as a factor shaping career decisions and career pathways.

Public policy for career guidance: Imagining a more ambitious agenda (2020)
Digital Artefact
Robertson, P. (2020). Public policy for career guidance: Imagining a more ambitious agenda. [Blog]

This short article argues that career development services are relevant to a wider range of public policy objectives than have previously been considered.

Stamp IT - Simple solutions to assessment in Design Education (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Cochrane, R. (2020, June). Stamp IT - Simple solutions to assessment in Design Education. Presented at Fusion Cities of the Future, London

Cochrane, R. (2020, June). Stamp IT - Simple solutions to assessment in Design Education. Presented at Fusion Cities of the Future, London.

Trade unions and career services: Potential partners for promoting social justice at work (2020)
Journal Article
Robertson, P. J., Cimini, N., Post, J., & Corry, J. (2020). Trade unions and career services: Potential partners for promoting social justice at work. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 44(1), 5-12. https://doi.org/10.20856/jnicec.4401

This paper argues that trade unions represent natural allies for career services, as they have shared interests in addressing issues of social justice at work. This potentially valuable partnership has been underdeveloped. Two case studies of innovat... Read More about Trade unions and career services: Potential partners for promoting social justice at work.

Entrepreneurial drivers, barriers and enablers of computing students: gendered perspectives from an Australian and UK university (2019)
Journal Article
Smith, S., Hamilton, M., & Fabian, K. (2019). Entrepreneurial drivers, barriers and enablers of computing students: gendered perspectives from an Australian and UK university. Studies in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1637840

This paper investigates computing students’ entrepreneurial intentions, motivations, recognisable barriers and encouragements towards entrepreneurship, with a focus on gender. Two universities, one in Australia and one in the UK (n=247), were used as... Read More about Entrepreneurial drivers, barriers and enablers of computing students: gendered perspectives from an Australian and UK university.

Getting in, getting on: fragility in student and graduate identity (2019)
Journal Article
Smith, S., Sobolewska, E., & Hunter, D. (2019). Getting in, getting on: fragility in student and graduate identity. Higher Education Research and Development, 38(5), 1046-1060. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1612857

Over a period of three years this longitudinal study explored new approaches to consider student identity during the transition from university to employment. Students were followed through a new portfolio-based final year course and beyond universit... Read More about Getting in, getting on: fragility in student and graduate identity.

Employer Policy and Practice Toward Older Workers in Hong Kong: The Role of Shifting Intergenerational Dynamics (2019)
Journal Article
Egdell, V., Fuertes, V., Tjandra, N. C., & Chen, T. (2019). Employer Policy and Practice Toward Older Workers in Hong Kong: The Role of Shifting Intergenerational Dynamics. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 31(5), 445-466. https://doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2018.1563472

Many governments are seeking to encourage the extension of working lives to counteract potential labor market shortages that might result from population aging. Nevertheless, research shows that older workers continue to face a range of barriers to t... Read More about Employer Policy and Practice Toward Older Workers in Hong Kong: The Role of Shifting Intergenerational Dynamics.