Lorraine is a Chartered Psychologist and Principal Lecturer (Student & Staff Development) at the University of Central Lancashire. She is also a Principal Fellow of the HEA. She has a BA in Social Psychology from the University of Sussex and an MSc in Occupational/Organisational Psychology from the University of Manchester. She undertook a PGCE and qualified as a teacher in 2004. In 2005 she joined what was the Centre for Employability at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Recognising the need for a clear, practical model of graduate employability, she designed and published the CareerEDGE model and later developed the Employability Development Profile, both of which are in use in many universities nationally and internationally. She has particular expertise in the subject of Emotional Intelligence and the role this plays in graduate employability, which was the subject of her PhD research. This also involved the successful design, delivery and evaluation of a taught module of Emotional Intelligence, details of which have been published in the journal Learning and Individual Differences. Lorraine has published a number of articles on the subjects of graduate employability and EI and is currently co-editing a new textbook from the British Psychological Society publishers, Wiley-Blackwell, called ‘An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence’.
University of Central Lancashire