Dr Lorraine Dacre Pool
Principal Lecturer, Student and Staff Development
Lorraine is a Chartered Psychologist and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is widely known for the development of the CareerEDGE model of graduate employability; the journal article that introduced the model in 2007 has been downloaded 60,000+ times and is widely cited (1100+ times). She has a particular interest in emotional intelligence and the role this plays in graduate employability, the subject of her PhD research.
Lorraine has published a number of articles on graduate employability, emotional intelligence and emotional self-efficacy and is often invited to speak on the subjects both within the University of Central Lancashire and at other universities, nationally and internationally. The CareerEDGE model is used in many higher education institutions around the world and appears in many other publications and text books. It is designed to explain in a clear and practical way that employability development encompasses personal, educational, career and professional development and is not solely concerned with the ‘job getting’ elements (important as these are). Lorraine teaches emotional intelligence to students from many disciplines across the university, runs staff workshops and is co-editor (with Professor Pamela Qualter) of the book ‘An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence’. Part of the British Psychological Society ‘Textbooks in Psychology’ series. Publisher Wiley-Blackwell.
Lorraine joined what was the Centre for Employability at the University of Central Lancashire in 2005. Following the publication of the CareerEDGE model in 2007, which included emotional intelligence (EI) as an essential component, Lorraine’s PhD research investigated if it was possible to teach EI and for students to develop it. This involved the successful design, delivery and evaluation of a taught module of EI (the first of its kind in the UK), details of which were published in the peer-reviewed journal Learning and Individual Differences. Lorraine has been an invited keynote speaker in the UK, Ireland and Denmark. She has provide consultancy on employability to the BBC and the Department for Education, HE Strategy & Policy. Lorraine was also invited to contribute to a number of employability related events for AdvanceHE (previously the Higher Education Academy) and has been a member of their Expert Employability Group since 2017.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology. (Emotional Intelligence and Graduate Employability), University of Central Lancashire, 2011
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Qualified Teacher Status), Edge Hill University, 2004
- MSc in Occupational/Organisational Psychology, University of Manchester, 2001
- Level A & B (Intermediate) Psychometric Testing, University of Manchester, 2001
- BA (Hons) Social Psychology, University of Sussex, 2000
- Emotional Intelligence, Graduate Employability, Emotional Self-Efficacy, Resilience
- British Psychological Society Chartered Member
- Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
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- INVITED KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS
- Invited Keynote Presentation: ‘Employability in Higher Education’.Teaching for Active Learning Conference, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, November 2019
- Invited Keynote Presentation: ‘Emotional Intelligence and Resilience’.Understanding Resilience in the Face of Adversity Conference, University of Central Lancashire, November 2018.
- Invited Keynote Presentation: ‘Emotional Intelligence’.University of Chester Diversity Conference, March 2017.
- Invited Keynote Presentation: ‘Graduate Employability – The CareerEDGE Model’.Learning and Teaching Conference, University of York, June 2016.
- Invited Keynote Presentation: ‘Employability and Emotional Intelligence’.Teaching and Learning Conference, Southport College, Southport, January 2016.
- Invited Keynote Presentation: ‘Graduate Employability.The CareerEDGE Model’.Graduate Careers: Engaging, Developing and Preparing Students for transitions using a skills-based approach.National Seminar Series Event for the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (equivalent to the HEA in Ireland).University College, Dublin, 12 May 2015.
- Invited Keynote Presentation: ‘Graduate Employability. Measuring Success’.Enhancing holistic healthcare employability for successful transition – how do we measure its success?HEA Academic Seminar Series Event, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, 2014.
- Invited Speaker: ‘Developing Emotionally Intelligent Students’, Staff CPD Session, Faculty of Health, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, 2014.
- Invited Keynote Speaker: ‘Student Employability’. HE Conference, Bridgwater College, Bridgwater, 2014.
- Invited Keynote Speaker: Empowering Employability Conference, including the book launch of ‘Developing Employability for Business’ (Lumley & Wilkinson).London University (December 2013) and Lancaster University (July 2014).
- Invited Keynote Presentation: ‘Developing emotionally intelligent students’. Employability, Enterprise, Your Students and You. Staff Development Conference, Bucks New University, 2013.
- Invited Keynote Presentation: ‘The CareerEDGE model of Graduate Employability and Emotional Intelligence’.Graduate employability – curriculum implications to make a difference. Learning & Teaching Conference. Leeds Trinity University, 2012.
- Invited Keynote Presentation: ‘The CareerEDGE model of graduate employability and its application to the curriculum.’ Pedagogy for Employability 2012: Implications for Practice’, HEA/Birmingham City University, 2012.
- CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
- Conference Presentation: L Dacre Pool and R Daly, ‘Leveling Up!’ Giving Games Design Students the CareerEDGE.UCLan Learning and Teaching Conference, 23 June 2016.
- Workshop: ‘Emotional Intelligence and the Workplace’.School of Communication, Ulster University, Belfast, December 2015.
- Workshop: ‘Emotional Intelligence’.CPD session for North West Universities Staff Development Group.University of Central Lancashire, March 2015.
- Workshops: ‘Emotional Intelligence at Work’.Nearly Qualified Day (Nursing), Birmingham City University, Birmingham, 2014.
- Workshop: ‘Emotional Intelligence’.Your UCLan Conference (for professional support staff), University of Central Lancashire, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
- Conference Presentation: ‘Police Learning – Can we teach Emotional Intelligence?’Inaugural Conference for the Higher Education Forum for Learning and Development in Policing, University of Central Lancashire, 2010.
- Conference Presentation: ‘Emotional Intelligence in Higher Education - The relationship between emotional intelligence and graduate employability’. BPS Psychology of Education Section, Annual Conference, Marriott Hotel, Preston, 2009.
- Workshop: ‘A new practical model of graduate employability’.The second biennial Quality Improvement conference.Employability: preparing the ground and reaping the rewards.Graduate School of Business, De Montfort University, 2007