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Professional guidance

About the research unit

Working and living in the current society is influenced by the many transitions citizens experience and, moreover, decisions they must make on a daily basis. In this regard, individual and collective guidance and counselling practices increasingly have become part of these decision making and transition processes. 

In the Guidance Research Unit we work with guidance practices in different institutional contexts such as educational, social and health care contexts. In these contexts we use participatory methods and draw on different theoretical approaches in our investigation of how professionals and users experience transition and decision-making processes and the way in which various guidance practices (individual and collective) can play a part in overcoming and managing transitions for both professionals and users.

Specifically we work with

  • Career learning and career management skills and professional competence development in guidance and counselling practices in educational contexts such as secondary schools, universities and health care contexts.
  • Social justice and ethical issues in guidance practices.
  • Collective supervision practices in educational and health care contexts.
  • Cross-disciplinary and -sectorial collaboration and guidance practices in educational and health care contexts.


Name Job title Email Phone Building
Mariager-Anderson, Kristina Associate Professor kma@edu.au.dk +4593508044 B, 215
Nordentoft, Helle Merete Associate Professor hmn@edu.au.dk +4529426676 B, 223
Thomsen, Rie Professor with Special Responsibilities riet@edu.au.dk +4529426686 B, 230