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  • Our team

    Internationally recognised research active staff keen to support your learning and research needs.

    • Professor Tatiana Bachkirova

      Professor Tatiana Bachkirova is a Chair in Coaching Psychology and co-director of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies. Her area of expertise is developmental coaching and coaching supervision. She is a recognised author, international speaker and holder of an achievement award in recognition of distinguished contribution to coaching psychology from the British Psychological Society.

    • Dr Elaine Cox

      Dr Elaine Cox is Principal Lecturer and co-director of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies. As well as leading the MA and the Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring programmes at Brookes and authoring many academic articles, she is the founding editor of the International Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching and Mentoring. Elaine’s research interests include leadership coaching and examining the theoretical underpinnings of coaching and how these impact use.

       
    • Claudia

      Claudia Filsinger is a Lecturer in Coaching, Mentoring, Business and Management at the Oxford Brookes University Business School. Her area of expertise in coaching is in executive, career and virtual coaching. Her corporate background was in international sales in the Media and IT industries and her coaching practice has a focus on coaching executive women. She is MBTI Step 1 qualified and acts as a reviewer for the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring

    • Judy Gannon

      Dr Judie Gannon is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Coaching & Mentoring. Her research and teaching focus upon international human resource management, leadership development and coaching and mentoring. She developed the Bacchus mentoring scheme and has supported the development of several other mentoring initiatives. She researches, writes and consults on developmental relationships, specifically mentoring and coaching across industry sectors.

    • Dr Ioanna Iordanou

      Dr Ioanna Iordanou is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management (Coaching and Mentoring). Her area of expertise is coaching in education, ethics in coaching, and executive coaching. She is particularly interested in coaching as a developmental tool in Management Learning. She currently serves as Associate Editor for Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice and Research Consultant for the European Coaching and Mentoring Council (EMCC).

    • Peter Jackson

      Peter Jackson is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for our collaborative provision in Hong Kong. His research focuses on sense-making, the body and the intersubjective nature of the coaching interaction. He has a strong interest in the methodological challenges of understanding how people work in the coaching session. He is currently module leader for the first year 'practice' modules (UK and Hong Kong) and for Research Methods on the Hong Kong programme.

    • Dr Juliette Koning

      Dr Juliette Koning is Reader in Organisation Studies and Asian Business and the module leader for the Research Methods on the MA Coaching and Mentoring. Her research interest is identity work of coaches and coaches to be. She likes to explore opportunities to publish with master/doctorate students on the programmes in the cross-over to organisation studies.

    • Dr Carmelina Lawton Smith

      Dr Carmelina Lawton Smith is a coaching and development specialist who combines her lecturing role on the MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice with consultancy. She has helped a number of organisations set up and manage coaching or mentoring schemes, and run assessment centres to evaluate coaching skills. She regularly designs and delivers short courses and CPD sessions to enhance coaching and mentoring skills, with recent topics including positive psychology and resilience in leadership.

    • Adrian Myers

      Dr Adrian Myers is a Senior Lecturer at Department of Business and Management. He teaches on coaching and mentoring programmes and additionally, strategic and change management. Adrian’s research interest is in the dynamics of the coaching process. He is an occupational psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society. In addition to his teaching and research commitments, Adrian works externally in the professional development of coaches and in other training, coaching and consulting contexts.

    Visiting Academics

    Worldwide industry experts supporting the work of the centre.

    The International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies includes two visiting professors:

    • Anthony Grant

      Dr Anthony Grant – a renowned academic in the field of coaching, who established the world’s first Coaching Psychology Unit at Sydney University where he is the director. He has co-written and/or co-edited five books on evidence-based coaching and has over 30 coaching related publications.

    • David Clutterbuck

      Dr David Clutterbuck – an author or co-author of 53 books and a co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. He was Coaching at Work’s Mentor of the Year in 2011 and one of ‘HR’s 25 most influentials’. He has helped organisations in more than 50 countries develop their coaching and mentoring capability.

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