Jon Woodend is originally from Canada where he earned a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at Mount Allison University, and an MSc and PhD in Educational Psychology (Counselling Psychology) at the University of Calgary. Jon is also a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists in Canada.

For his research portfolio, Jon is focused on understanding newcomers' experiences in educational institutions and the workforce in order to inform effective policy and practices to support newcomers. Specifically, Jon has lead studies looking at the experiences of international students' accompanying partners in accessing university supports, international students' experience transitioning into the workforce post-study, and skilled immigrant worker's life satisfaction. Jon is also focused on exploring the best ways to support graduate students in developing research and clinical skills to be scientist-practitioners.

In terms of clinical practice, Jon is specialised in supporting clients with anxiety, depression, stress, and general mental health and well-being concerns. Jon has been a clinical counsellor at secondary and university counselling centres, supporting students and the larger campus community.

  • ED5853: Career and Leisure Guidance and Counselling (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5863: Foundations of Counselling Practice (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5864: Advanced Counselling (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5907: Career Development Theories and Tools (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5908: Career Development Professional Practice (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5909: Labour Market and The Future of Work (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5910: Career Counselling (Level 5; TSV)
  • Clinical and personal counselling
  • Career counselling and guidance
  • Academic counselling and advising
  • Counselling
  • Career Development
  • International Transitions
  • Graduate Student Research Development
  • Newcomers (international students, immigrants)
  • Master of Guidance and Counselling
  • Graduate Certificate Career Development
  • 2018 to 2019 - Sessional Instructor, Ambrose University (Calgary, Canada)
  • 2017 to 2019 - Canada Country Director, Asia Pacific Career Development Association (International)
  • 2016 to 2019 - Sessional Instructor, University of Calgary (Calgary, Canada)
  • 2015 to 2019 - Research Coordinator, University of Calgary (Calgary, Canada)
  • 2017 to 2018 - Pre Doctoral Intern, University of British Columbia, Counselling Services (Vancouver, Canada)
Research Disciplines
  • 2015 to 2018 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) Doctoral Scholarship
  • 2019 - Canada Psychology Association
  • 2017 - Asia Pacific Career Development Association

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 15+ research outputs authored by Dr Jon Woodend from 2015 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Emotional and Social Wellbeing of Middle School Students at International Schools (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Digital Learning and Career Outcomes:A Study Of How Online Learning in Secondary Schools Influences Graduates Employment, Career Prospects and their Communities (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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