Tristram Hooley is the Director of Research at The Careers & Enterprise Company. He is also Professor of Career Education at the University of Derby and Professor II at the Inland Norway University for Applied Science. He is an internationally renowned scholar and teacher on career education and guidance.

Tristram is a Winston Churchill Fellow, a Fellow of National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) and a member of the board of the International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy, He was a special adviser to the House of Commons Education Committee inquiry into career guidance and has also been a consultant to the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network as well as numerous governments overseas.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education, University of Southern Queensland, is a member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling and has edited one special issue of the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling and two of the NICEC journal. He peer reviews for the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Industry and Higher Education, the London Review of Education and the Journal of Teaching in International Business. He has taught, consulted, researched and given keynotes on four continents.

Tristram has extensive experience of working across the interface between policy, research and practice. His key research interests include the intersection between individuals’ careers, career education, the education system, politics and public policy. He has also undertaken social research across a wide range of topics usually with a strong link to public policy. He enjoys collaborating with other researchers and has used such collaborations to open up new areas of research.

He is experienced in gaining funding for research projects from private companies, public organisations and research funds. He is also an experienced manager, project manager and team leader.

He is committed to public outreach and building a dialogue with policy and practice. As part of this he has written numerous articles for newspapers, appeared on the radio and given a large number of lectures and talks. He also maintains an active professional social media profile and writes the Adventures in Career Development blog at
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Career guidance
Social justice
Policy and politics
The role of new technologies