Center for Applied Developmental Science

Verona Christmas-Best

Managing Director

Date of birth



(B.Ed) University of Kent at Canterbury (1985-89)
(M.A.) University of London (1992-95)

Doctoral degree

University of London (2002)

Professional experiences

Senior teacher, Brays Grove School, Harlow, Essex, UK. (1989-1991)
Deputy Head Teacher, Barking Abbey School, Essex (1991-1993) Research Collaborator and Editorial Assistant, International Journal of Behavioral Development (1995-2001)
Research Associate, University of Jena (since 1996)

Work focus

Women's vocational training and career development - differences between East and West Germany. Special area of focus - women in atypical careers