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Dr. Lorraine Dacre Pool, PhD, CPsychol, PFHEA


Lorraine is a Chartered Psychologist, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Principal Lecturer, Student & Staff Development, at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.  She designed and published the CareerEDGE model of graduate employability and later developed the Employability Development Profile, both of which are in use in many universities nationally and internationally. The article that introduced CareerEDGE in 2007 has been downloaded more than 62,000 times and cited 830 times.  She has particular expertise in the subject of Emotional Intelligence and the role this plays in graduate employability, which was the topic of her PhD research. This also involved the successful design, delivery and evaluation of a taught module of EI, details of which were published in the journal Learning and Individual Differences.  Lorraine has published a number of articles on the subjects of graduate employability and EI and has co-edited a new textbook for the British Psychological Society publishers, Wiley-Blackwell, called ‘An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence’.


Dacre Pool, L. & Sewell, P. (2007).  ‘The key to employability: developing a practical model of graduate employability’.  Education + Training, 49 (4), 277-289

Sewell, P. & Dacre Pool, L. (2010).  ‘Moving from conceptual ambiguity to operational clarity: employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship in higher education.  Education + Training, 52 (1) 89 – 94

Dacre Pool, L. & Qualter, P. (2012).  Improving emotional intelligence and emotional self-efficacy through a teaching intervention for university students.  Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 306 – 312

Dacre Pool, L. & Qualter, P. (2013).  Emotional Self-Efficacy, Graduate Employability and Career Satisfaction:  Testing the Associations. Australian Journal of Psychology, 65 (4), 214 – 223.

Dacre Pool, L. (2017).  Developing Graduate Employability – The CareerEDGE Model and the importance of Emotional Intelligence (book chapter).  In M.B. Tomlinson and L Holmes (Eds.), Graduate Employability in Context: Theory, Research and Debate.  Palgrave

Dacre Pool, L. & Qualter, P. (Eds.) (2018).  An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence.  Wiley Blackwell.

Dacre Pool, L., Gurbutt, D., & Houston, K. (2019). Developing employable, emotionally intelligent and resilient graduate citizens of the future (book chapter).  In A. Diver (Ed.) Employability via Higher Education: Sustainability as Scholarship.  Springer

Sidst opdateret: 24.10.2019