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Visiting Professors

Professor Dennis Nickson

Dennis NickshonProfessor Dennis Nickson is Professor of Service Work and Employment at the Department of HRM, University of Strathclyde. Professor Nickson's primary research interests centre on work and employment issues in interactive service work, with a particular concentration on the retail and hospitality industries. He is one of the team – along with Professor Chris Warhurst and the late Professor Anne Witz – who developed the concept of aesthetic labour.

He has held a variety of jobs within the Department of HRM, including co-directing the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER) (2004-2008) and Head of Department (2008-2014).

Professor Mark Savickas

Mark Savickas Professor Mark Savickas is a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University. He has written over 80 articles and 40 book chapters, and made over 500 presentations to professional groups dealing with vocational behaviour and career counselling. He is president of the Counselling Psychology Division (16) in the International Association of Applied Psychology and editor of the Journal of Vocational Behavior. Previously he served as editor for the Career Development Quarterly (1991-1998). He also serves on editorial boards for 14 journals including the Journal of Career Assessment, International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, Australian Journal of Career Development, the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, L'Orientation Scolaire et Professionnelle (France), and the Educational Research Journal (Hong Kong).

In 1994 he received the John L. Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career and Personality Research and in 2010 the Leona Tyler Award for distinguished career both from the Counseling Psychology Division (17) in the American Psychological Association. In 1996, he received the Eminent Career Award from the National Career Development Association. He has honorary doctorates from the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and Pretoria University (South Africa). Professor Savickas has made major contributions to innovation and engagement of practitioners in the career development field. This is emblematic of the widely recognised distinction of Professor Savickas in all aspects of his field of expertise.