Jim combines running a successful career management consultancy (Bright and Associates) with academic work in the field of career development at ACU as a Professorial Fellow in Career Education and Development 0.5FTE.
At ACU he teaches two courses in the Postgraduate Certificate in Career Development offered through the School of Education in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. He also teaches Leading Educational Change EDLE605 in the Masters Educational Leadership program.
He supervises PhD students researching the Chaos Theory of Careers as well as offering research expertise to the school more generally supervising Masters students.
Jim writes a weekly opinion  column on careers, employment and organisational psychology  that appears in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age. He also writes feature articles on Careers for Fairfax. In addition Jim presented careers on two Channel 10 television shows - Kickstart Careers and Home and Lifestyle. He as also appeared on a range of other tv shows including Today, Business Breakfast and Studio 10. He is regularly interviewed on radio, has had two Life Matters stories featuring his work. He was the careers expert on Sally Loane's ABC702 show for five years and now appears on mid-week conference on Richard Glover's ABC702 Drive show .
He is an in-demand conference and corporate speaker on topics related to leadership, careers, employment and organisational psychology generally.
Total of 456 peer reviewed papers, books, chapters, reports, tests, articles presentations. Averaging over 2 per month since 1994 (award of PhD).
Total of 329 – peer reviewed journal articles (49, 38 in international jnls), books (10), chapters (18), reports (15), tests (5), non-refereed articles (232).
Published peer reviewed journal articles 49
Published journal articles, book chapters (18)
Books (10 in total: 8 published by Routledge, Pearson, Allen and Unwin, John Wiley and JIST, 1 self-published; in 13 translations and 7 editions ).
My books include unambiguously academic texts (e.g. Jones and Bright) and others that are generally classified as Business, Careers and Self-Help. However, all of the books are evidence-based and include substantial references to published research conducted by myself, my colleagues and students and more generally.
a) Jones, F & Bright J.E.H.. CTPECC: TeopÐ¸Ð¸, Ð˜ccÐ´obahÑ, MÐ¸Ð¤bl (Stress: Myth, theory and research). Russian Translation. Prentice Hall. Moscow. 2003.
a) Stresssmart. Bright and Associates. 2nd Edition. 2006
Published Tests (6 - 3 online tests and 1 card sort)
Career Development, Organizational Psychology. Chaos Theory of Careers, Leadership
Publications since 2009 (0.5 FTE).
Recent Book Chapters
1.    Pryor and Bright, J. (2019). The Chaos Theory of Careers. In Dr. Nancy Arthur, Dr. Roberta Neault, Dr. Mary McMahon (Eds).  Career Theory and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice. Ottawa: CERIC
2.    Pryor, R & Bright, J. (in press). Careers as Fractal Patterns:  The Chaos Theory of Careers Perspective. In Nancy Arthur and Mary McMahon (eds). Contemporary Theories of Career Development: International Perspectives. London: Routledge.
3.   Pryor, R & Bright J, (2016). Chaos and Constructivsm: Counselling for Career Development in a Complex and Changing World. In Mary McMahon (Ed). Career Counselling Constructivist Approaches. 2nd Edition. Sense Publishers: Rotterdam.
4.   Bright J and Pryor, R (2015). Limitations and Creativity: a chaos theory of careers perspective. In Kobus Maree and Michel Lokhorst (Eds.). Exploring New Horizons in Career Counselling: Converting Challenges into Opportunities. Sense Publishing
5.  Pryor, R & Bright, J. (2015). Chaotic Career Assessment. In Mary McMahon and Mark Watson (Eds). Career Assessment: Qualitative Approaches. Sense: Rotterdam.
6.    Bright, J & Pryor, R. (2013). Goal setting: A chaos theory of careers approach. In Susan David, David Clutterbuck and David Megginson (Eds). Beyond Goals. Farnham: Gower
7.    Bright, J. (2013). Applying chaos theory in Counseling. In the Career Counseling Casebook. 2nd edition. Spencer Niles, Jane Goodman and Mark Pope (Eds.) National Career Development Association. ISBN:978-1-885333-41-4
8.    Pryor, R & Bright, J. (2012). Fostering Creative Transformations in Organizations with Chaos. In Bannerjee, S. (Ed). Chaos and Complexity Theory for Management: Nonlinear Dynamics. IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2509-9, ISBN13: 9781466625099, ISBN10: 1466625090, EISBN13: 9781466625105
Recent Journal Articles
1.    Pryor, RGL, Bright, J & McIlveen, P. (in press). Narrative Career Counselling: The Untold Story. International Journal of Educational and Vocational Guidance.
2. Bright, J. (2015). If you go down to the woods today you are in for a big surprise: seeing the wood for the trees in online delivery of career guidance. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.43(1), 24-35.
3. Borg, T., Bright, JEH & Pryor, RGL. (2014). High School Students - Complexity, Change and Chance: Do the key concepts of the Chaos Theory of Careers apply? Australian Journal of Career Development,23, 22-28.
4. Pryor, R.G.L & Bright, J.E.H. (2014). The Chaos Theory of Careers (CTC): Ten years on and only just begun. Australian Journal of Career Development, 23, 4-12.
5. Neault, R.A., Pickerell, D.A., Amundson, N.E., Arthur, N, Bright, J.E. Pryor, R.G. & Krumboltz, J.D. (2013). Thoughts on theories: Case conceptualization from five perspectives. VISTAS. Fall Issue (see http://counselingoutfitters.com/outfitters/VISTAS_Authors.htm)
6. Bright, JEH. (2012). Lessons from the Elephant's child. Journal of Catholic School Studies, 84(2), 14-24.
7. Bright, JEH & Pryor, RGL. (2012). The Chaos Theory of Careers in career education. The Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, (28), 10-21.
8. Minbashian, Amirali Earl, Joanne Bright, Jim (2013) Openness to Experience as a Predictor of Job Performance Trajectories. Applied Psychology: An international review. 62(1), 1-12.
9. Bright, J.E.H. & Pryor, RGL (2011). The Chaos Theory of Careers. Journal of Employment Counseling. Special Issue. Thoughts on Theories. 46(4), 163-166.
10. Pryor, R.G.L. & Bright, JEH. (2012). The value of failing in career development: a chaos theory perspective. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. 12(1), 67-79.
11. Earl, J. Minbashian, A., Sukijakhamin, A. & Bright, JEH. (2011). Career Decision Status as a Predictor of Resignation Behavior: Five Years Later. Journal of Vocational Behavior.
12. Pryor,R.G.L. & Bright. J.E.H. (2009). Good Hope. Chaos application. South African Journal of Higher Education
13. Minbashian, A., Bright, J.E.H., & Bird, K. (2010). A Comparison of Artificial Neural Networks and Multiple Regression in the Context of Research on Personality and Work Performance. Organizational Research Methods, 13 (3), 540-561. (BARDsNET Ranking: Tier A. 2008 ISI Impact Factor = 3.02, 6th out of 89 journals in Management category 4th out of 61 journals in Applied Psychology category).
14. Minbashian, A., Bright, J. E. H., & Bird, K. D. (2009). Complexity in the relationship among the subdimensions of extraversion and job performance in managerial occupations. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Volume 82, pages 537-549. (BARDsNET Ranking: Tier A. 2008 ISI Impact Factor = 1.36, 42nd out of 89 journals in Management category, 26th out of 61 journals in Applied Psychology category).
15. Bright, Pryor, Chan, Rijanto.  (2009). The dimensions of chance career episodes. Journal of Vocational Behavior. 75(1), 14-25.
BA(Hons) Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK
PhD Psychology. University of Nottingham, UK
Consultant, Castle Rock Consultants, Nottingham UK
Research Fellow, Division of Psychology, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Lecturer, Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Partner Bright and Associates, Sydney Australia
Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Professor Career Education and Development, School of Education, Australian Catholic University,
Columnist Fairfax Media
Fellow of Australian Psychological Society
Fellow of the Career Development Association of Australia
Member of the National Career Development Association (USA)
Fellow of the National Institute Career Education and Guidance Studies (UK)
International Fellow British Columbia Career Development Association (Canada)
Life Member Asia Pacific Career Development Association
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