Director of Graduate Studies
Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education
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I work across CLL as Director of Graduate Studies, and Course Director for the MA in Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education. I also teach on the MA in Career Development and Coaching Studies, and MA Coaching, and supervise a number of postgraduate students.
PhD candidates are welcome to contact me with research proposals. Perhaps you've noticed a problem or topic that you'd like to explore more deeply? Maybe you're incubating a creative project with the potential for individual, social, or cultural transformation? If so, it would be good to hear from you.
I can supervise projects related to the fields of lifelong learning, adult education, career development work, coaching, and/or professional learning. I am particularly interested in interpretivist and qualitative approaches to research. Your project could be literature-based, conceptual, action research, case study, or a blend of these approaches.
My early scholarship related to education and career development work. Subsequently, this has broadened to include a range of topics including learning theory, culture, coaching, narrative theory, social justice, and depth psychology (especially Jungian and post-Jungian). Lifelong learning remains the red thread running through. I'm also interested in the shared intellectual history connecting these areas. Some illustrative publications and talks are shown below.
McCash, P. (2021). Personal myth and analytical psychology. In S. Carpani (Ed.), The plural turn in Jungian and post-Jungian studies: The work of Andrew Samuels. Routledge.
McCash, P. (2020). Cultural learning theory and career development. In P. J. Robertson, T. Hooley, & P. McCash (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of career development. Oxford University Press. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190069704.001.0001
McCash, P., Hooley, T., & Robertson, P. J. (2020). Introduction: Rethinking career development. In P. J. Robertson, T. Hooley, & P. McCash (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of career development. Oxford University Press. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190069704.001.0001
Robertson, P. J., Hooley, T. & McCash, P. (Eds.) (2020).The Oxford handbook of career development. Oxford University Press. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190069704.001.0001
Midttun, K. & McCash, P. (2019). Social justice and continuing professional development: A workshop for career development practitioners. In T. Hooley, R.G. Sultana, & R. Thomsen (Eds.), Career guidance for emancipation: Reclaiming justice for the multitude. Routledge.
McCash, P. (2018). Career development at depth: A critical evaluation of career development theory from the perspective of analytical psychology. PhD thesis: University of Essex.
McCash, P. (2016). Employability and depth psychology. In M. Tomlinson & L. Holmes (Eds.), Graduate employability in context: Theory, research and debate. Palgrave Macmillan.
McCash, P. (2014). Foreword. In Association of Higher Education Career Services, Crafting the present for future employability: An AHECS employability module. AHECS.
McCash, P. (2013). The professional development needs of career service employees in the university sector: A personal view on some contemporary challenges. Career Service Papers: Career Service Netwerk Deutschland, 11: 17-25.
Frigerio, G. & McCash, P. (2013). Creating career coaching. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 30: 54-58.
Frigerio, G., Mendez, R. & McCash, P. (2012). Re-designing work-related learning: A management studies placement module. Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Warwick.
Andrews, D., Frigerio, G. & McCash, P. (2012). Final report to the British Council Pakistan on a consultancy to develop postgraduate courses in career counselling and education. Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Warwick.
McCash, P. (2011). Designing a generic career studies module: A practical example. Centre for Career Management Skills, University of Reading.
McCash, P. (2010). Using concept mapping to develop a career studies curriculum. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 23: 25-33.
McCash, P. (2008). Career studies handbook: Career development learning in practice. Higher Education Academy.
McCash, P. (2007). Career studies: New ideas for academics and careers advisers. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 17: 23-29.
McCash, P. (2006). We’re all career researchers now: Breaking open careers education and DOTS. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 34 (4): 429-449. Link to article for Warwick staff and students. Link to journal public page.
- A Bill Law Retrospective: Looking Back on the DOTS, Career Learning, and Community Interaction Theories
National Institute for Career Education and Counselling Seminar: A Bill Law Retrospective, online recording, 7/2020.
- Career Development Work and the Cultural Learning Alliance
Career Development Institute Student Conference, online, 4/2020.
- Career Helping at Depth: Working with the Whole Person in Careers Work
Career Development Institute Student Conference, University of Derby, 4/2019.
- Career Development Theories: Past, Present and Future (keynote)
Cultural Learning, Personal Myth, Transformation (workshop)
Rethinking Career Development for a Globalised World, NICEC Conference, University of Derby, 09/2016.
- Research for Career and Employability Professionals in Higher Education
Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services Research Conference keynote address, Manchester Metropolitan University, 07/2016.
- Possible Plots, Possible People: New Directions in Career Development
National Institute for Career Education and Counselling Seminar, Hamilton House, London, 3/2014.
- Career Dreams: Signs and Symbols in Our Career Imagination
Career Development Institute Annual Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, 11/2013.
- Constructing Career education: Curriculum Design for an Employability Module
Association of Higher Education Careers Services CPD workshops, Dublin, Ireland, 6/2013 and 9/2012.
- Jung's reception of Adler: Some Points of Similarity and Difference
Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies annual research conference, University of Essex, 5/2013.
- Re-designing Work-related Learning in Higher Education
Society for Research into Higher Education annual conference, Newport, 12/2012.
- Re-imagining Work-relating Learning
National Institute for Career Education and Counselling Seminar, Hamilton House, London, 6/2012.
- Career Development: A Post-Jungian Re-imagination
Psychoanalysis: Society, Culture, and the Individual (Freud, Jung, and Beyond) Conference, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, 6/2011.
- Re-Imagining Career Education
Focus on Working Life Conference keynote address and workshop, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 4/2011.
- Developing a Curriculum for Career Studies
International Centre for Guidance Studies Seminar, University of Derby, 4/2010.
- Constructing an Impact through Career Learning, Information, Advice and Guidance
Learning and Skills Improvement Service Conference for leaders in the FE sector, Tate Modern, London, 3/2010.
- Developing a Career Studies Curriculum
International career studies symposium, Career Studies Unit and Centre for Career Management Skills, University of Reading, 9/2009.
- Career Development Learning through a Life-wide Curriculum
Learning to be Professional Conference (SCEPTrE), University of Surrey, 4/2009.
- Career Studies in Practice: New Approaches to Employability and Career Education
Higher Education Academy annual conference, Harrogate, 7/2008.
- Integrating Theory and Practice in Career Development
Association of Graduate Careers Services Ireland annual conference keynote address, Galway, Ireland, 6/2008.
- A Career Studies Manifesto
National Institute for Career Education and Counselling Seminar, Institute for Employment Studies, London, 5/2007.