Rosie’s main interests are:
– Careers Service design and delivery in rural areas: starting out as a careers adviser on a telephone helpline in South West England, and subesequently moving to the University of the Highlands and Islands where she has been responsible for the development of a new university careers service, Rosie is interested in the way new technologies can be utilised to effectively overcome the constraints of geographical space.
– Careers and Employability issues in rural and remote communities: with her experience of growing up in Cornwall and living in Orkney Rosie has an intimate understanding of rural and remote communities. Understanding the communities and labour markets of remote and rural areas and the careers and employability needs of people within these communities has driven her throughout her career, and she is currently undertaking a PhD in the topic.
– Narrative approaches to self-development: alongside her careers work, Rosie has also developed significant experience as a counsellor and as a poet. As a counsellor and careers adviser she has utilised narrative and biographical approaches to supporting people. As a poet and writing workshop facilitator she has supported new and emerging writers to use writing in their self development. Biographical and narrative methodologies are also now informing the development of her PhD.