Julia Yates

Julia has been involved with career practice for nearly twenty years. As a practitioner she worked briefly in the statutory sector before moving to the University of London Careers Service (now The Careers Group), serving, during this time, on Agcas’s Executive Board. She then became Director of Employability and Enterprise at the University of the Arts London and three years ago became a senior lecturer at the University of East London, on their Diploma in Career Guidance. In 2011 Julia set up an MSc programme in Career Coaching at UEL and now lectures on this course, the top up MA in careers at UEL, the MSc in Coaching Psychology, and the MScs in Occupational Psychology at both UEL and City University.

As a practitioner turned academic, Julia is passionate about strengthening links between the research community and career practitioners. She writes a regular column in Phoenix (Agcas’s professional journal) highlighting some of the most relevant recently published career research, and her latest book ’The Career Coaching Handbook’ due for publication with Routledge in November 2013 provides a readable and accessible analysis of how career theory and research can be applied in practice.

Julia is always enthusiastic about conversations and projects, so do get in touch at j.c.yates@uel.ac.uk