ACCELL, the Australian Collaboratory for Career Employment & Learning for Living, is a research and research-training team. Our researchers and supervisors are based at the University of Southern Queensland and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Our international partners are at Boston College (USA), University of Florida (USA), Victoria University (Canada), and University of Florence (Italy).
ACCELL’s program of research addresses the role of dispositional traits (e.g., FFM personality) and characteristic adaptations (e.g., career optimism, career adaptability, self- efficacy) in individuals’ engagement in their work in all settings, and their learning in, through, and for work.
Research training takes place within the Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, and Master of Education degrees offered by the University of Southern Queensland.
The ACCELL research team is proudly multidisciplinary. Our research is influenced by the Psychology of Working (Blustein, 2006, 2013), which is interpreted by specialists whose disciplines include psychology, education, and linguistics.
ACCELL supports the Australian Research Council directive for interdisciplinary research, which it describes as “research that traverses or transcends disciplinary boundaries and which synthesise or integrate methods and knowledge from multiple disciplinary domains”.
Listen to ACCELL’s Research Director, Peter McIlveen, introduce his teaching and research interests to postgraduate students enrolled in USQ’s Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees.