Lecturer in Biomedical Science
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...
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...
Maccallum, J., & Casey, S. C. (2016). Enhancing skills development and reflective practise in students during their programme of study. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 12(1), ISSN 1740-9888
The transition to the workplace can be challenging for new graduates. At Edinburgh Napier our approach is to work proactively with students to prepare them for the world of wo...
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...
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 ...
Robertson, P. (2014). Health inequality and careers. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 42(3), 338-351. doi:10.1080/03069885.2014.900660. ISSN 0306-9885
Structural explanations of career choice and development are well established. Socioeconomic inequality represents a powerful factor shaping career trajectories and economic o...
Robertson, P. J. (2013). The well-being outcomes of career guidance. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 41(3), 254-266. doi:10.1080/03069885.2013.773959. ISSN 0306-9885
The potential for career guidance to impact on well-being has received insufficient attention in the UK. There are both conceptual and empirical reasons to expect that the imp...
Robertson, P. (2011). Clients with mental health conditions: a challenge for career guidance practice. In Irving, B. A. & Barham, L. (Eds.). Constructing the Future: Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, 131-146. ISBN 978-0-903076-29-6
This article explores meeting the needs of clients with mental health conditions and seeks to establish this group as one of particular interest to career guidance practitione...
Campbell, T. (2016, November). Developing dual career athletes through a contextualized HE distance-learning programme. Presented at Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance: Kick off conference, Amsterdam, Holland
In an effort to support the dual career athlete, Edinburgh Napier University has recently launched a distance learning degree (BA Business and Enterprise in Sport) for elite a...