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Associate Fellows

IER Associate Fellows

Nancy Arthur

Nancy ArthurDr Arthur is appointed as Professor and Associate Dean Research, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Her research and teaching focuses on preparing professionals for working in global contexts, for social justice, and for helping clients manage international transitions. She has published extensively in the field of multicultural counselling and career development. Her books include Counseling International Students; Case Incidents in Counseling for International Transitions, and she co-edited the award winning book, Culture-Infused Counselling. She currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Canadian Career Development Association and was recently elected to the Board of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance. See Nancy's University of Calgary webpage.

Graham Attwell

gattwell.jpgGraham Attwell is a specialist in Technology-enhanced teaching and learning and web-based learning environment development. He is involved in research and development into pedagogies for Technology Enhanced Learning, recognition of informal learning, training of teachers and trainers and development of open source software for education and Open Educational Resources. His recent work has focused on research and development of new applications and approaches to e-Portfolios and Personal Learning Environments and use of social software for learning and knowledge development. He is experienced in the use of ICT for e-Learning and in developing, delivering and moderating e-learning programmes for teachers and trainers in initial training and for professional development. His company, Pontydysgu, has organised a series of face-to-face and on-line workshops for teachers in producing Open Education resources. He is a consultant to OECD and UNESCO on open content development and and has acted as a consultant to the European Centre for Vocational Education and Training (CEDEFOP) on virtual communities and knowledge harvesting. He has extensive experience of national project evaluation and national and international programme evaluation in relation to innovations in learning, including use of ICT to support learning. He is currently working with the support team for the JISC Emerge and CREATE programmes. His popular edublog - the Wales Wide Web.

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Professor Derek Bosworth

Derek Bosworth is also an Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester, Senior Research Associate at St. Peter’s College, Oxford and Research Fellow at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. Until recently, he was also an Honorary Professor at Wuhan University of Technology. He has worked with IER and its predecessors for over thirty years. He started work as a researcher at The University of Warwick, undertaking workforce projections for the then Engineering Industry Training Board, and has continued to take an interest in issues relating to skills and employment throughout his career. He has worked extensively on both theoretical and empirical labour supply and demand models, as well as analysing their implications for skill shortages, education and training.

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Professor Anne Green

2013_anne_green.jpgAnne Green is Professor of Regional Economic Development at City-REDI (Regional Economic Development Institute), Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. She was formerly a long-standing member of staff at IER. A geographer by background, her research focuses on geographical aspects of employment change, non-employment, local skills strategies, inclusive growth, regional and urban economic development, migration, and policy assessment and evaluation. Her research has been funded by a wide range of organisations, including government departments and agencies (including the Department for Work and Pensions, the Department for Education, the Home Office [to inform the Migration Advisory Committee) and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills), the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the ESRC and the OECD. Recent research includes an ESRC research project on Harnessing Growth Sectors for Poverty Reduction – including papers on data analysis on employment change, wages and poverty, employment entry, supporting progression in work, improving job quality and the role for policy; reports for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on inclusive growth, improving progression from low-paid jobs at city level and on how cities can connect people in poverty to jobs; and for the OECD on skills for competitiveness and employment and skills strategies in England.

See Anne’s Birmingham webpage for more information.

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Professor Nadya Araujo Guimarães

Nadya Araujo Guimarães got her BA in Social Sciences (1971) and MA in Sociology (1974) at the University of Brasilia, Brazil, and her PhD in Sociology at UNAM, México (1983); Post-Doctoral Studies at MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology/DUSP-Department of Urban Studies and Planning (1993-4). She is Chair Professor at University of São Paulo-Dept. of Sociology, where she has been teaching from 1999 on and coordinates the Graduate Program in Sociology. She is also a Senior Researcher Coordinator at the Center for Metropolitan Studies, a special research program at CEBRAP – Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento, and an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, UK and also at the Laboratoire CNRS “Genre, Travail et Mobilités”, Paris, France. She was also Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Brasilia (1971-1973), Professor at Federal University of Bahia (1974-1994) and Visiting Professor at Princeton University / Program in Latin American Studies (2007). Present research activities include studies on labour market dynamics focusing on: (i) comparative studies on workers trajectories and unemployment experience under different welfare regimes and employment systems (São Paulo, Paris and Tokyo); (ii) labour market institutions and social networks in search for job in São Paulo; (iii) gender and race inequalities in Brazilian labour market.

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Chris Hasluck

Chris Hasluck is a labour economist and social policy researcher. Chris was Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Employment Research (IER) between 1989 and 2009 before a brief spell as Associate Director at SQW. Chris now works as an independent consultant (Hasluck Employment Research). Chris has a broad range of experience, having worked variously in industry, as a lecturer in higher education and as manager of a large academic department (Deputy Head of School of Economics and Accounting at Leicester Polytechnic). In 2010 he was appointed Visiting Research Fellow at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES). Chris is also long-serving member of the Board of Governors of the Bupa Foundation (a medical charity funding research into health and well-being).

Chris has undertaken a wide range of research in the field of labour market analysis and policy evaluation with particular expertise in the analysis of unemployment and worklessness, employment services (public and private), employers’ recruitment practices and employment programmes. He has contributed to many national programme evaluations including various New Deals, Employment Zones, Earnings Top-up, Skills Coaching, Parenting Early Intervention Pilots, and City Strategies and has (in partnership with Terence Hogarth) been responsible for a series of studies relating to the costs and benefits of apprenticeships and intermediate vocational training. Chris’s publications include a large number of systematic evidence reviews covering topics such as workless households, social exclusion, profiling unemployed people and the costs to employers of recruiting and retaining people with disabilities and long-term health issues. His publications include Urban Unemployment: Local Labour Markets and Employment Initiatives (Longman), Local Labour Markets: Problems and Policies (Longman) and Unemployment and Public Policy in a Changing Labour Market (Policy Studies Institute) as well as numerous journal articles and project reports.

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Dr Deirdre Hughes

Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE is a freelance academic researcher, career development professional and government policy adviser. She has written over 125 articles and book chapters, and made over 200 presentations to international, national and regional professional groups dealing with all-age careers work, employment and skills issues. She is co-editor of the British Journal for Guidance and Counselling International Symposium Series. She is also a Cedefop appointed national expert in lifelong guidance and careers education (May 2017).

In 2012 she was awarded an OBE in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to career guidance. She was previously President of the UK Institute of Career Guidance (2009-2010) and co-founder of the Careers Profession Alliance. She was awarded a Legacy Fellowship by the UK Career Development Institute (2012) by process of peer review. With over 30 years of experience working in four UK universities, Deirdre has combined her academic research and teaching with senior advisory roles reporting to Ministers in the UK. She is currently a member of an Advisory Group reporting directly to the Rt. Hon. Minister Hayes MP CBE in the Department for Transport on the Infrastructure Skills Strategy. She was appointed by the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions (DWP) and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) as a Commissioner with the UK Commission for Employment & Skills (2011 -2015). She was Chair of the National Careers Council in England, reporting directly to three Skills Ministers (2012-2014).

Dr Yuxin Li

Dr Yuxin Li is an Associate Professor at the School of Economics and Finance, Shanghai University of International Studies, China.

Dr Li was at Research Fellow at the Institute for Employment Research from 2009 until 2016 during which time she worked on several projects related to job search and employment in both UK and Europe context. Dr Li was appointed to the post of Associate Professor at the Shanghai International Studies University in September 2016. Her research interests are in the areas of labour economics related studies including education economics, demographic economics (or population economics), labour market outcomes, wages and productivity.

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Dr Mary McMahon

Dr Mary McMahon is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia where she teaches in the guidance and counselling specialisation of the Master of Educational Studies. She writes and researches in the field of career development and is particularly interested in the career development of children and adolescents, narrative and storied approaches to career counselling and qualitative approaches to career assessment. A more recent interest in adult career transition has resulted in a research collaboration with Professor Jenny Bimrose from the Institute for Employment Research. See Mary's University of Queensland profile page.

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Professor Wendy Patton

Professor Wendy Patton is Executive Dean, Faculty of Education at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia and an Associate Fellow of Warwick's Institute for Employment Research. Following time as a teacher and school counsellor, she has taught and researched in the areas of career development and counselling for more than 25 years, having introduced the Master’s level career development course into QUT in 1994. She has co-authored and co-edited 10 books, and is currently Series Editor of the Career Development Series with Sense Publishers. This Series has contributed 7 books to the career development literature since 2006. Professor Patton has published widely with more than 150 refereed journal articles and book chapters. She serves on a number of national and international journal editorial boards, including Australian Journal of Career Development, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, The Career Development Quarterly, and International Journal of Educational and Vocational Guidance. See Wendy's Queensland University of Technology profile page.

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Dr Mike Rafferty

Dr Mike Rafferty is an economic and social researcher in the School of Business at the University of Sydney. His research engages issues of financial markets and low-wage workers, and international capital flows. In the last decade, Mike’s research has pursued two contemporary and increasingly related developments – the growing role of finance in economic development and the increasing shifting of risk from employers and governments onto labour, from the growth of more precarious forms of employment to the self-financing of retirement. Together with Dick Bryan he has published extensively on the ‘derivative form’ and how this financial innovation is impacting on wider social relations. Mike currently holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. See Mike's University of Sydney profile page.

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Massimo Tomassini

Massimo Tomassini is engaged in activities within three main fields: 1. Research: applying reflective/reflexive methods in different areas such as work-based learning and life skills. 2. Education: teaching as contract professor at the Roma Tre University (Faculty of Education Science); implementing education and action-research projects in companies and non-profit organisations; 3 Individual and group development, carrying out a private activity as mindfulness counsellor according to principles established by the Mindfulness Project (within the Lama Tzong Kapa Institute). Massimo attended the first teachers’ training course of the Cultivating Emotional Balance programme, in 2010.

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Professor Mark Watson

Mark is a professor in the Psychology Department of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. He specialises in career, school and adolescent psychology and his research focuses on the career development and career assessment of primary, secondary and tertiary students from all South African population groups. Mark has published extensively in international journals, is the co-editor of a career book, has contributed book chapters to several international career texts, and is a co-developer of an international qualitative career assessment tool. He is presently on the editorial advisory board of a number of national and international career journals.

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