Professionalisation of Career Guidance in Europe: Challenges and Ways Forward

  • Tony Watts (Author)


    ofessor Tony Watts is a self-employed international policy consultant on career guidance and career development, based in Cambridge, England. He is a Founding Fellow and Life President of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC); Visiting Professor of Career Development at the University of Derby; Visiting Professor at Canterbury Christ Church University.

    Tony Watts holds degrees in history (Cambridge) and in sociology (York), and honorary degrees from The Open University, the University of Derby, and Edinburgh Napier University; he is a Fellow Commoner of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. A joint-founder of the Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC), he was Director of its off-shoot NICEC from 1975 to 2001. He has published a large number of books and articles in a period spanning over 40 years. He has until recently been a member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling (which he founded and edited or co-edited from 1973 to 1999) and the International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance; and a member of the advisory boards of several other national and international journals.