Julia Yates


University of East London

Job title

Senior Lecturer, Psychology



Julia has been involved with supporting career develop for nearly twenty years as a practitioner, trainer, researcher and writer. As a practitioner she started her career working for the University of London Careers Service and then became Director of Employability and Enterprise at the University of the Arts London. Three years ago Julia became a senior lecturer at the University of East London, on their Diploma in Career Guidance and in 2011 set up the country’s first MSc in Career Coaching. Julia now lectures on career development and conducts research into career decision making, career image and pedagogical approaches.


As a practitioner turned academic, Julia is passionate about strengthening links between the research community and career practitioners. She in a NICEC fellow, writes a regular column in Phoenix (Agcas’s professional journal) highlighting some of the most relevant recently published career research, and her book ’The Career Coaching Handbook’ published last year provides an analysis of how career development theory and research can be applied in practice.