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Rachel Mulvey

University of Warwick

Professor Rachel Mulvey is a chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, fellow and past president of the Institute of Career Guidance, legacy fellow of the Career Development Institute and a board member of the International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance. A principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2013.

Having trained as a careers adviser, she worked as practitioner and manager in careers services and further education, before moving into academia, lecturing on (and later running) postgraduate courses for career guidance practitioners and managers. She has co-edited a handbook on innovation in the training of career professionals, which draws on an Erasmus network of led by the University of Heidelberg. Rachel has advised government departments on national policy for career guidance, and was Vice Chair of the parliamentary task force on the career guidance profession, which drew on her expertise in public policy and the management and training of the career workforce.

Her current research includes employability learning and teaching alongside the development and transfer of employability skillset and mindset. Co-author of Brilliant Graduate Career Handbook (Pearson, 2013), her research on graduate employability was put to good use in devising the transferable employability skills scale (TESS). More than 36,000 young people have taken this psychometric test online within BBCLabUK.