About

Dr Sujin is a lecturer in Guidance and Counselling, Career Development, and Education courses at the College of Arts, Society and Education and is based on the Townsville campus.

After graduating with her master’s degree in counselling psychology, she worked for five years as a researcher and counsellor in South Korea. Sujin is a registered vocational counsellor (national certificate) and a counsellor (Korean Counseling Psychological Association) in South Korea. She joined Australia for her PhD degree and worked as a university tutor and research assistant for 2.5 years in Australia. She completed her PhD thesis in 2022: “Career orientations and values of young adults: Integrating protean and traditional perspectives”.

She is pursuing a scientist–practitioner model that requires a researcher to engage in practical activities and accumulate expertise both in research and practice areas. She seeks to provide connections between research and practice, assist students in being well-equipped individuals in their career development, and adequately helping clients’ career decisions and planning.

Sujin’s academic background is in counselling & vocational psychology and career development. Sujin’s current research focuses on career orientations, work values, and career counselling. Her recent article was published in Emerald in 2022: “New career” profiles for young adults incorporating traditional and protean career orientations and competencies.

Teaching
  • EG5200: Career Planning (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • SC5200: Career Planning (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Regular reviewer for International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Research
  • Career development (including cultural differences and career assessment)
  • Career education and guidance
  • Career counselling
  • Vocational psychology
  • Career psychology
Teaching
  • Career development theories
  • Career counselling
Experience
  • 2023 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2022 - Counsellor, Mindcafe (Seoul)
  • 2022 - Professional Marker, James Cook University (Online)
  • 2019 to 2022 - University Tutor, Griffith University (Gold Coast)
  • 2019 to 2022 - Research Assistant, Griffith University (Gold Coast)
  • 2015 to 2018 - Counsellor and Researcher, Korea Youth Counseling & Welfare Institute (Busan)
  • 2014 to 2015 - Project Researcher, Korean Women's Development Institute (Seoul)
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2022 - Award of Excellence in a Research Thesis (Griffith University)
  • 2019 to 2022 - PhD (Applied Psychology; Griffith University)
  • 2019 to 2022 - International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Griffith University)
  • 2011 to 2014 - Master of Arts (Counselling Psychology; Ewha Womans University)
  • 2006 to 2010 - Bachelor of Arts (Public Administration, Psychology, Economics; Ewha Womans University)
  • 2007 - The Best Scholarship (Ewha Womans University)
  • 2006 - Excellent Personnel Award (Ministry of Education, South Korea)
Memberships
  • 2023 - Queensland Guidance and Counselling Association
  • 2022 - Korean Counseling Association
  • 2022 - Asia Pacific Career Development Association
  • 2013 - Korean Counseling Psychological Association
Publications

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