I am an instructor in the Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa. I design, develop, and teach career development and employability courses for undergraduate students in the faculty. Through my consultancy work, I undertake career development and work-integrated-learning research and work with clients in government, non-profit, and public sectors. My research has been funded by Canadian federal and provincial Governments, and a variety of charitable organizations.

I have taught and researched adult learning, career and professional development, mentoring, and leadership for over 20 years, and was responsible for quality assurance of work-based learning in the adult education sector in a region of the UK. I currently serve on the Experiential Learning Steering Committee at Carleton University, the National Stakeholder Committer for Supporting Canadians to Navigate Learning and Work, and the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education. I also hold Board positions at CERIC, and the Asia Pacific Career Development Association.

I have a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (UK Qualified Teacher Status), M. Ed. and PhD. in educational policy and cultural studies from Queen’s University. I am a Fellow of Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy), UK.