About the Author

Wendy Patton

is an Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Education at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. It is of note that this book was completed in 2019, 40 years after the author was first introduced to the Queensland Career Information Index (see Chapter 4) and the passion for career guidance began. She then went on to become the curriculum writer for the career education curriculum developed for Queensland schools 1980–1983 (see Chapter 3). Subsequently, she has taught and researched in career development and counselling for more than 30 years, initiating and designing the Master of Education program in career development at QUT in 1994. This program became one of the first to receive national endorsement from CICA. She has co-authored and co-edited more than 10 books and has published widely in book chapters and articles. She was the second editor of the Australian Journal of Career Development (see Chapter 9), building its international profile during her tenure. She was Foundation Series Editor of the Career Development Series with Sense Publishers from 2005–2015 and is currently Editor Emerita. She serves on a number of national and international journal editorial boards.