Senior Research Fellow
Caddell, M. (2015). Interns are the future for the third sector. http://www.scotsman.com/news/interns-are-the-future-for-the-third-sector-1-3883460
Caddell, M. (2013). Paid internships can deliver gains for youngsters. http://www.scotsman.com/news/paid-internships-can-deliver-gains-for-youngsters-1-3240086
Caddell, M. & Cannell, P. (2011). Rethinking graduate attributes: understanding the learning journeys of part-time students in the Open University in Scotland. In Oosthuizen, S. & Jones, B. (Eds.). Part-Time study: the new paradigm for Higher Education?ISBN 9780957203303
Four in ten of Scotland’s university students study part time. But their voices and experience are often sidelined in debates about employability and graduate attributes. What...
The Impacts of Welfare Reform in Scotland Funding: Scottish Government
Research Team: Dr Helen Graham, Dr Valerie Egdell, Professor Robert Raeside and Professor Ronald McQuaid...
Caddell, M. (2014). Making internships work
Caddell, M. (2014). Developing and supporting the curriculum: insights from The Open University
Caddell, M. (2013). The flexible curriculum toolkit
The Flexible Curriculum toolkit web-site is designed to support programme teams to develop and enhance practice in flexible curricula.
The toolkit has used the Viewpoints met...
Meldrum, S. (2017). Group Guidance - Is It Time To Flock Together?. Journal of the National Institute fro Career Education and Counselling. 38(1), 36-43. doi:10.20856/jnicec.3806. ISSN 2046-1348
This article calls for delivery models which encourage the collective career learning of groups to be brought to the centre stage of career guidance practice. It challenges th...
Chouliara, Z., Karatzias, T., Gullone, A., Ferguson, S. & Cosgrove, K. (2017). Therapeutic change from interpersonal trauma in group therapy: a relational framework for research and clinical practice. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. , 1-20. doi:10.1177/0886260517696860. ISSN 0886-2605
Our understanding of therapeutic change processes in group therapy for complex interpersonal trauma has been limited. The present study aimed at addressing this gap by develop...
Robertson, P. J. & Egdell, V. (in press). A Capability Approach to career development: An introduction and implications for practice. Australian Journal of Career Development. ISSN 1038-4162
In the UK, the concept of employability is influential in current conceptualizations of career development. It is an example of a discourse underpinned by faith in individual ...
Robertson, P. J. (2017). Identifying and measuring capabilities for career development in NEET young people. Recherches sociologique et anthropologique/ Sociological and anthropological research. 47(2), 83-99. ISSN 1782-1592
Amartya Sen's Capability Approach offers great potential as a conceptual framework for promoting social justice and well-being through economic and educational engagement. Yet...
Robertson, P. (2016). Developing Career Capabilities For Young People In Transition To Adulthood. In C. Kagan, S. Lewis, & K. Niven (Eds.), Making a difference with psychology, 234-240. London, UK: Richard Benjamin Trust
This chapter provides a brief accessible outline of a research project funded by the Richard Benjamin Trust. It describes use of the 'capability approach' to understand a pro...
Robertson, P. (2015). Positive psychology: A movement to reintegrate career counselling within counselling psychology. Counselling psychology review / the British Psychological Society. 30(3), 26-35. ISSN 0269-6975
Content & Focus: In the UK career counselling has tended to evolve separately from the counselling psychology profession. Elsewhere, notably in North America, counselling psyc...
Caddell, M. & Pegg, A. (2015). Workplaces and policy spaces: insights from third sector internships Scotland. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. 6(2), 162-177. ISSN 2042-3896
Egdell, V. & McQuaid, R. W. (2015). Supporting Disadvantaged Young People into Work: Insights from the Capability Approach. Social Policy and Administration. 50(1), 1-18. doi:10.1111/spol.12108. ISSN 0144-5596
The Capability Approach (CA) offers a perspective on the employment activation of young people that is concerned with their freedom to make choices that they value rather than...
Robertson, P. (2015). Towards a capability approach to careers: Applying Amartya Sen's thinking. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. 15(1), 75-88. doi:10.1007/s10775-014-9280-4. ISSN 0251-2513
Amartya Sen’s capability approach characterizes an individual’s well-being in terms of what they are able to be, and what they are able to do. This framework for thinking has ...