Phil McCashAssociate Professor

Course Director
Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education
Joint Course Director
Career Development and Coaching Studies
Room WCE1.11, Lifelong Learning Building, Westwood Campus
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Phil McCash teaches a range of modules across the MA in Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education, MA in Career Development and Coaching Studies, and MA Coaching; and supervises dissertation students.
Research interests
In 2008, Phil was elected a Fellow of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, and currently edits the Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling. He is interested in the re-imagination of career development in the workplace, education, and wider community; and has pioneered a research-informed approach to this subject. His work focuses on career theory, cultural and transformative learning, career education, holistic and depth coaching, career coaching, narrative theory, and depth psychology. Some illustrative publications and talks are shown below.
Selected publications
Midttun, K. & McCash, P. (2019). Social justice and continuing professional development: A workshop for career development practitioners. In T. Hooley, R.G. Sultana, & R. Thomsen (Eds.), Career guidance for emancipation: Reclaiming justice for the multitude. London: Routledge.
McCash, P. (2018). Career development at depth: A critical evaluation of career development theory from the perspective of analytical psychology. PhD thesis: University of Essex.
McCash, P. (2016). Employability and depth psychology. In M. Tomlinson & L. Holmes (Eds.), Graduate employability in context: Theory, research and debate. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
McCash, P. (2014). Foreword. In Association of Higher Education Career Services, Crafting the present for future employability: An AHECS employability module(PDF Document). Cork, Republic of Ireland: AHECS.
McCash, P. (2013). The professional development needs of career service employees in the university sector: A personal view on some contemporary challenges. Career Service Papers: Career Service Netwerk Deutschland, 11: 17-25.
Frigerio, G. & McCash, P. (2013). Creating career coaching(PDF Document). Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 30: 54-58.
Frigerio, G., Mendez, R. & McCash, P. (2012). Re-designing work-related learning: A management studies placement module(PDF Document). Coventry: Career Studies Unit.
Andrews, D., Frigerio, G. & McCash, P. (2012). Final report to the British Council Pakistan on a consultancy to develop postgraduate courses in career counselling and education. Coventry: Career Studies Unit.
McCash, P. (2011). Designing a generic career studies module: A practical example(PDF Document). Reading: Centre for Career Management Skills.
McCash, P. (2010). Using concept mapping to develop a career studies curriculum(PDF Document). Career Research and Development: the NICEC journal, 23: 25-33.
McCash, P. (2008). Career studies handbook: Career development learning in practice(PDF Document). York: Higher Education Academy.
McCash, P. (2007). Career studies: New ideas for academics and careers advisers. Career Research and Development: the NICEC journal, 17: 23-29.
McCash, P. (2006). We’re all career researchers now: Breaking open careers education and DOTS. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 34 (4): 429-449. Link to article for Warwick staff and students. Link to journal public page.
Relevant talks