Siobhan Neary

Dr Siobhan Neary is Acting Head of the International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby. She has a background in the career guidance sector which encompasses over twenty-five years working as a practitioner, trainer, manager, lecturer and researcher. Throughout her career Siobhan has worked in schools, colleges, universities and in the later part of her practitioner career with adults. Siobhan’s portfolio includes work on quality, continuing professional development (CPD) and strategic workforce and service developments with a range of organisations at international, national and regional levels. She has recently undertaken projects in the UAE, China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius.

Her research portfolio focuses on the continuing professional development needs of guidance professionals with specific emphasis on professional identity.