Professor Rachel Mulvey

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Rachel Mulvey

Position: Acting Dean of School

Location: Stratford Campus, Room: AE.3.05

Telephone: 020 8223 4561

Contact address:

School of Psychology
The University of East London
Stratford Campus
Water Lane
E15 4LZ

Brief biography

Rachel is the Acting Dean of School and also holds a personal chair in career guidance. Rachel is a chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is on the steering group of the Network for Innovation in Career guidance and Counselling in Europe (NICE) on the scientific committee of ECADOC (a pan European doctoral programme) and serves on the board of the International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG). A principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2013.

Current national research focuses on how people transfer skills and knowledge from one domain to another. As an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick, Rachel has led the French team researching labour market transitions for the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP). The psychometric for transferable employability skills (TESS) which she developed for the BBC LabUk has been used by over 36,000 people.

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Current research and publications

  1. Bimrose, J., & Mulvey, M.R. (in press). Exploring career decision-making styles across three European countries. Symposium Edition: Supporting learning for labour market transitions. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling.
  2. Bimrose, J., Barbarasch, A., Brown, A., & Mulvey, M.R. (in press). Editors. Symposium edition: Symposium: Mid career changes: supporting learning for labour market transitions. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling.
  3. Mulvey, M.R. (2015). Brilliant passing psychometric tests. Harlow: Pearson Education
  4. Mulvey, M.R. (2014). While I’m retraining, I get the full whack: illuminating narratives of career change. Editor: Antje Barbarasch; Series Editor: David Phillips. International Journal of Comparative Education. Special edition: Labour Market Transitions and Lifelong learning, 9(3) 328-340.
  5. Done, J., & Mulvey, M.R. (2013). Brilliant graduate career handbook (2nd ed.). Harlow: Pearson Education.
  6. Mulvey, M.R. (2013). How to be a good professional: existentialist continuing professional development (CPD). British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 41(3), 267–276. doi:10.1080/03069885.2013.773961
  7. Aldridge, S., & Mulvey, M.R. (Eds.) (2013). Introduction to the symposium edition: Professional regulation: philosophy, policy and practice. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 41(1), 1–3. doi:10.1080/03069885.2012.754623
  8. Bimrose, J., Mulvey, M.R., & La Gro, N. (2013). Careers guidance and psychology. In R. Bayne & G. Jinks (Eds.), Applied psychology: research, training and practice. (2nd ed., pp. 249–261). London: Sage.
  9. Schiersmann, C., Ertelt, B-J., Katsarov, J., Mulvey, R., Reid, H., & Weber, P. (Eds.). (2012). Network for Innovation in Career Guidance and Counselling in Europe (NICE). Nice Handbook for the academic training of career guidance and counselling professionals. Heidelberg: University of Heidelberg.
  10. Mulvey, M.R. (2011). The Careers Profession Task Force: Vice Chair’s perspective. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 27, 3–7.
  11. Mulvey, M.R. (2011). Training for career guidance counsellors: current trends in England. In S. Kraatz & B.-J. Ertelt (Eds.), Professionalisation of career guidance in Europe (pp. 75–87). Mannheim: Hochschule der Bundesagentur für Arbeit (HdBA) University of Applied Labour Studies.
  12. Done, J., & Mulvey, M.R. (2011). Brilliant Graduate Career Handbook. Harlow: Pearson Education.
  13. Mulvey, M.R. (2010). Training for career guidance practice: the higher education route. Parliamentary Task Force on the Careers Profession: Task Force Paper 6.
  14. Gilbert, K., Cahill, S., Lawrence, J., & Mulvey, R. (2010). Managing unemployment: resilience training for long term unemployed. London: University of East London.
  15. Mulvey, M.R. & Reeve, J. (2008). Inculcating a positive attitude in unemployed people. Desk Research Report for London Employer Coalition. London: University of East London.

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Research archive

  1. Mulvey, M.R. (2007). President to President; an interview with: Catherine Avent. Career Guidance Today, 15(2), 16–17. London: Independent Educational Publishing.
  2. Mulvey, M.R. (2007). Conclusions for Educationalists, in Positive Influence? A report into parents’ attitudes to their children’s career choices, p. 10. Constructions Skills (Sector Skills Council): London.
  3. Mulvey, M.R. (2007). A Finnish finish: the tale of two presidencies. Career Guidance Today, 14.4. London: Independent Educational Publishing.
  4. Mulvey, M.R. (2006). Back to the future: careers advisers and schools, in Careers Education and Guidance: Partnership and Collaboration, Spring, 26–28. Manchester: The Association for Careers Education and Guidance. ISSN 1472-4510.
  5. Mulvey, M.R. (2006). Career Guidance in England: Retrospect and Prospect. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 34 (1), 13–30. doi:10.1080/03069880500472243
  6. Mulvey, M.R. (2006). Devolution and diversification: career guidance in the home countries — England. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 34(1), 13–30.
  7. Mulvey, M.R. (2006). Experiencing change in career guidance practice: two stories, in Constructing the Future: Tranforming Career Guidance, 75–88. Stourbridge: Institute of Career Guidance. IBSN 0-903076-28-4.
  8. Mulvey, M.R. (2006). Guidance professionals in schools: Youth Matters Next Steps. Student Adviser, 4,2, 12–15. London: Sandringham Publishing.
  9. Mulvey, M.R. (2006). Interviewed for Building a Better Future, in Careers Adviser, 10(2), 12–13. London: Independent Educational Publishing Ltd.
  10. Mulvey, M.R. , & Holden, S. (2005). Everything you ever wanted to know about the QCG. National Association for Educational Guidance for Adults (NAEGA) Newsletter. Autumn 2005, pp. 9–11. Kettering: NAEGA.
  11. Mulvey, M.R. (2005). Expert Opinion. Career Guidance Today, 13. 1. 11,12. London: Independent Educational Publishing Ltd.
  12. Mulcahy, M & Mulvey, M.R. (2005). Matrix Accreditation in Community & Voluntary Sectors: Evaluation. London Psychological Centre: University of East London.
  13. Mulvey, M.R. (2005). Ethical guidance practice: Do the right thing. Stourbridge: Institute of Career Guidance.
  14. Mulvey, M.R. (2004). The UK perspective: Ethics in practice, in: Etik i vejledningen. Copenhagen: Via Vejledning. Nr. 1: 2004.
  15. Mulvey, M.R. (2004). Guidelines for web-based careers guidance: ethical considerations. National Guidance Research Forum: International Perspectives.
  16. Mulvey, M.R. (2004). Ethics in: Ariadne: Guidelines for Web-based guidance. 47–55. Bucharest: Afir Publishing. ISBN 973-7714-11-3.
  17. Mulvey, M.R. (2004). Guidance, Advice and Information in Newham (GAIN): Project Evaluation. London Psychological Centre: University of East London.
  18. Mulvey, M.R. (2004). Can I stop now? The role of continuing professional development (CPD) in professional practice. Constructing the Future III - Reflection on Practice. 11–22. Stourbridge: ICG. ISBN 0 9030 76268.
  19. Lagro, N. , Lasite, C. , Mulvey, M.R. , Stenered, R. , & Ghinea, D. (2004). Theory in Ariadne: Guidelines for Web-based Guidance. 40 -46. Bucharest: Afir Publishing. ISBN 973-7714-11-3.
  20. Munro, M. , Maguire, M. , & Mulvey, M.R. (2004). A Review of the Delivery of Careers Guidance. Cambridge: National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling (NICEC).
  21. Scott, A, P. , & Mulvey, M.R. (2004). Learning Champions NE London NHS Trust: Project Evaluation. London Psychological Centre: University of East London.
  22. Mulvey, M.R. (2003). Internet-based Careers Guidance for Adults. Newscheck, ISSN: 0307-8477, p8. Bury St Edmunds: Trotman.
  23. Mulvey, M.R. , & Austin, R. (2003) Strategic Information, Advice & Guidance in Newham: A Survey. London: Careers Management Futures.
  24. Bimrose, J. , Mulvey, M.R. , & La Gro, N. (2003). Careers Guidance. In Bayne, R. , & Horton, I. (Eds. ) Applied Psychology: Current Issues and New Directions. 94–103. London: Sage.
  25. Harper, D. , Mulvey, M.R. , & Robinson, M. (2003). Beyond Evidence-based Practice: Rethinking the Relationship between Research, Theory and Practice. In Bayne, R. , & Horton, I. (Eds. ) Applied Psychology: Current Issues and New Directions. 158–171. London: Sage.
  26. Mulvey, M.R. (2002). Building on initial training; recognition for continuing professional development. Career Guidance Today. 10 (1) 36–39. Stourbridge: ICG.
  27. Mulvey, M.R. (2002). The effect of privatisation on careers guidance professionals and their managers. National Association for Educational Guidance for Adults (NAEGA) Newsletter. Summer, 7–9. Kettering: NAEGA.
  28. Mulvey, M.R. (2002). Ethical practice in guidance: Do the right thing. In Constructing the Future II, Social Inclusion: policy and practice. 79–89. Stourbridge: ICG. ISBN 0-90-307616-0.
  29. Mulcahy, M. , & Mulvey, M.R. (2002). Working with refugees; How can career theory help practitioners? Career Guidance Today. 10 (4) 22–25. Stourbridge: ICG.
  30. Mulvey, R. (2001). Ethics in practice: a crucial role for all professionals. Career Guidance Today. 9 (6) 20–23. Stourbridge: ICG.
  31. Mulvey, R. (2001). Review of M. Jayasinghe (2001). Newscheck. 12 (4) 17. Sheffield: Careers and Occupational Information Centre.
  32. Mulvey, R. (2000). Cross-Channel evaluation of a guidance tool: testing out an interactive skills assessment computer program in France and Italy, in Constructing the Future I: a global perspective. Stourbridge: Institute of Career Guidance 63–72. ISBN 0-90-307624-1.
  33. Mulvey, R. (2000). (Editor) Supporting Local Economic Development and Guidance in Europe, ADAPT Transnational Project Final Report. Perugia: PTU-SITECH.
  34. Mulvey, R. , & Wilden, S. (2000). The Skills Park: Enhancing the use of labour market information in vocational guidance. Newscheck. 11 (3) 12–13.
  35. Bimrose, J. , & Mulvey, R. (2000). Achieving Potential: Careers Research Network Conference Proceedings, Adapt Project (1997–2000). University of East London.
  36. Mulvey, R. (1999). Distance Working, distance learning for the not too distant future. Conference proceedings. Journal of Vocational Education and Training.
  37. Mulvey, R. (1999). Professional Ways: the essential characteristics of professionals. Careers Guidance Today. 7 (3) 24–25.
  38. Mulvey, R. (1998). Professionals under pressure: a consideration of the current experience of autonomous guidance professionals. Conference proceedings, Management Learning.
  39. Bysshe, S. , Berry-Lound, D. , Ball, B. , Buffton, B. , & Mulvey, R. (1997). A review and evaluative study of Group Work provision being delivered in Years 9, 10 and 11 by the Careers Service. The HOST Consultancy. DFEE, UK.
  40. Mulvey, R. (1996). Case study: England and Wales. In J. Bimrose (Ed. ) Guidance and Counselling for Higher Education. 9–14.

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Other scholarly activities

  • Parliamentary Task Force on the Careers Profession (Vice Chair)
  • International Editorial Advisory Panel: British Journal of Guidance & Counselling
  • Editorial Board Member: L’Orientation Professionnelle et Scolaire. Paris: Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers. May 2009–present

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