I’m Tristram Hooley. I am an expert in career and career guidance. I am available for comment, editorial and opinion pieces, speaking opportunities and other things that interest me.

I am a Professor at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and at the International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.

I’m interested in how career interacts with politics, policy and technology. I believe that career guidance should be a central part of the education and employment system and that it can be a force for social justice. I post about all of this stuff on this blog.

In addition to my main roles I like to keep myself busy. I am Visiting Professor at Canterbury Christ Church University; a director of NICEC; a Winston Churchill Fellow and an editor of the Career Guidance and Social Justice website. I am also Chair of Adviza and on the board of the Career Development Policy Group and the International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy.

You might be interested in

  • My email address (tristram.hooleyATinn.no)
  • My Twitter page as this is where I chat endlessly on the same sort of subjects as appear in this blog.
  • My Google Scholar page which has my publications and where they are cited.
  • My Amazon author profile where you can buy some of my books.


  1. Hi Tristram! My name is Silvia and I´m a brazilian pshychologist. In Brazil, I study and work as a Career Consultant. I really enjoyed your blog and I intend to share it in my facebook page. I also write about career in my blog. I´d like to share some thoughts about this area and exchange experiences. Good job! Tks, Silvia

  2. Hi Tristram, my name is Anthony. I’m interested in children’s conceptions of adult roles (occupations and employment) … my focus is not ostensibly in careers advice as the vehicle for this, i.e. I don’t see primarily that the teacher’s role is to focus on it, other than as a descriptor of the adult (mainly) real word. I’ve posted recently on tes (citizenship/primary) trying to find teachers who are interested in KS2 material which covers occupations … I’m thinking here of Anne Stewart’s (1980s)Cherrystones series, and others contemporary versions … with no feedback.
    I am looking in this area as a new social researcher (UG 2nd year Sheffield Uni. … mature student ex TILL) who will likely do a sample, city wide, survey to establish some idea of current cross curricula activities and teachers’ views on my idea of their role. Like to know if you have any views or interest in this project.

  3. Hi Anthony I’d be very interested to hear more about your project. Why don’t you email me and we can discuss further.

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    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Adventures in Career Development has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Career Development Blogs on the web.


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    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


  5. Hi Tristram,
    We are looking for strategies to develop careers into the school curriculum subject areas. Specifically, we are looking at the requirements for the Gatsby Benchmark 4.
    We know that teachers are reluctant to spend a great deal of time away from teaching their curriculum and that a process of lip service will dumb down the message.
    Any suggestions?

    Many thanks in advance,

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