I am Head of Careers and Employability at Career Ahead, where I lead the delivery of the Graduate Certificate and Diploma of Career Development offered in partnership with James Cook University. Prior to this role I have been a careers and employability educator at several universities, leading the development of a range of services and programs in and alongside the curriculum and contributing to the development of institution-wide career, employability, and work-integrated learning strategies and frameworks. I am recognised as a leader in the field of career development and employability.
I am soon to complete a PhD in careers and employability learning. In addition to mapping the scholarly literature in the field and 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. I am dedicated to innovation, data-driven continuous improvement, and working from a robust evidence-base.
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 the design and delivery of a Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Career Development.
Contributing to the innovation agenda of Career Ahead and working to elevate and innovate the career development profession in Australia and beyond.
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.