I am a careers and employability educator and researcher at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. I lead the development of a range of careers and employability services and programs and collaborate with academic staff to integrate careers and employability learning into the curriculum.
I am pursuing a PhD in careers and employability learning in higher education. In addition to evaluating a dialogical approach to careers and employability learning, my research will be a record of my reflective practice as I seek to innovate in my profession.
PhD candidate, careers and employability
University of Southern Queensland
Grad. Cert. Career Development and Education, 2015
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Grad. Cert. Education, 2014
B.A. Hons, History, 2006
University of Waikato
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I have been working in higher education careers and employability since 2012. Prior to that, I was an English language and academic skills teacher for about six years. I’ve always enjoyed helping people express themselves through language.
As much as I enjoy my work now, my favourite job will always be looking after Browsers Quality Secondhand Books on the weekends and evenings during my undergraduate years.
Leading a team of employer engagement specialists to deliver a range of services and programs designed to enhance the employability, graduate outcomes, and entrepreneurial mindset of USQ students.
Collaborating with academics to incorporate careers and employability learning into the curricula of degree programs
Developed a comprehensive career education curriculum in support of Career Ready Advantage, a major institution-wide employability initiative.
Collaborated with academics to incorporate careers and employability learning into the curricula of degree programs.
Wrote and led the publication of Explore, Experience, Engage, a workbook to support students’ careers and employability learning.
Led the development and delivery of Career Passport, a blended careers and employability learning program delivered to more than 200 students per trimester.