Career Progression and Development of Professional Staff in Higher Education

  • Carina Bossu
  • Natalie Brown
  • Vanessa Warren
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Part of the University Development and Administration book series (UDAA)


This chapter explores some of the unique issues and opportunities for career progression and development of professional staff in higher education, providing a broad overview of the existing literature in this space and discussing some of the key issues and findings that have emerged in recent publications. It then introduces the career-focused chapters of this book, Professional and Support Staff in Higher Education, situating them within a scholarly context, providing a critical exploration of their contributions to this burgeoning field, and identifying some of their implications for higher education institutions in the current climate of change.


Professional staff Professional staff in higher education Career progression of professional staff Career development of professional staff Higher education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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