Doug has over 34 years experience working in career guidance and career development. He completed the post-graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance in 1985. He also holds a first class honours degree in social sciences from the Open University and completed a Masters in Education (MEd) degree at Dundee University.
He brings wide experience of career transition management, career development and career guidance and coaching to his work with individuals, teams and organisations. His experience as a career guidance practitioner and manager was gained in both Scotland and England. He has worked with a diverse range of clients of all ages and abilities. He has worked extensively with adults, young people in school, with students in further and higher education, and with clients with special needs. Doug has worked as a specialist careers adviser, working with disabled people and clients with learning difficulties.
He is an experienced researcher with interests in career guidance process research, performance measurement, and labour market analysis. He has extensive experience in labour market research, which informs his work with individual clients.
Doug brings this knowledge and experience to his work in compiling employment reports for litigation purposes.
Doug has undertaken consultancy work since 2003. He has been working as an independent Employment Consultant full-time since 2009. Doug is increasingly involved in litigation work and a large part of his consultancy work involves the preparation of employment reports in personal injury and medical negligence cases.
He is a member of various professional bodies including the Institute of Careers Guidance, the Scottish Association of Vocational & Employment Experts, and the Vocational Rehabilitation Association UK. Doug was a Director of the National Association for Educational Guidance for Adults between October 2000 and September 2006. He was a member of the Scottish Further Education Guidance Association Executive Committee from April 1999 to November 2000.