Online research methods for mental health

I published an article a few years ago looking at the use of online research methods in mental health.

I have just agreed for a version of it to be posted on our University’s website. So you can now read it even if you haven’t got a copy of the book.

Hooley, T., Wellens, J., Madge, C. & Goss S. (2010). Online Research Methods for Mental Health. In: Anthony, K, Mertz Nagel, D and Goss, S (eds.) The Use of Technology In Mental Health: Applications, Ethics and Practice. Springfield: Charles C Thomas.


The evidence for the impact of good quality career guidance

Tomorrow I’m giving a presentation to providers who offer careers quality awards that are endorsed through the Quality in Careers Standard.

The presentation will be largely based on our report for the Sutton Trust – Advancing Ambitions: The Role of Career Guidance in Supporting Social Mobility.

This is what I thought that I’d cover.

I’m hoping to finish up with a discussion about where we need to take the evidence base next in England.

Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning

The latest issue [Vol 3(1)] of the Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning has just been released.

It is well worth a read and offers a number of interesting and different perspectives from some of the careers journal’s based in the West.

The Indian Journal is also calling for contributions for its next issue.

Career image survey to close

We have been undertaking a survey looking at career professionals’ attitudes to “career image”. In essence we are interested in whether those who provide advice on career and learning and employment choices ever talk about how clients look or should look as part of their practice.

We are closing the survey at the end of February, so if you haven’t filled it in yet we’d really like to hear from you.

Fill in the career image survey

Opportunity at Teach First to work on careers and employability

We’ve recently been doing some work with Teach First to look at the role that teachers can play in supporting young people’s careers. We’ll be releasing a new report in early March. However, Teach First are hoping to take this work forward with a new project looking at careers and employability.

They are hoping to recruit a new post (Senior Officer, Employability – Programme – Community Impact) to take this work forward. So I thought that I’d post this to highlight the job opportunity to readers of the blog.

How Can Ethics in Guidance Respond to the Challenges Created by Information and Communication Technology?

I’ve noticed a really interesting looking webinar on ethics, career guidance and ICT.

It will be led by Professor James P. Sampson Jr. (Florida State University and also Visiting Professor to iCeGS). He will be giving a presentation entitled “How Can Ethics in Guidance Respond to the Challenges Created by Information and Communication Technology?” on Tuesday 17 February 2015 at 8:15-9:45 (CET).

The presentation is broadcast live at

The webinar will be interactive and there will be an opportunity to post questions to Prof. Sampson during the presentation.

The presentation will examine ethical issues related to the development and use of information and communication technologies in practice. Topics presented in the Webinar include evolution of ICT in guidance, social equity issues, resource issues, services issues and professional standards.

The webinar is organised by the National Centre for Lifelong Guidance Expertise (eVOKES, at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, in co-operation with the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network, ELGPN (, The Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development at the Florida State University ( and the International Association for Vocational and Educational Guidance, IAEVG (