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MEd, MSc, PhD, C Psychol, AFBPsS
Business and Management
Oxford Brookes Business School
+44 (0) 1865 488367
CLC G14 Clerici, Headington Campus
In my academic role of Professor of Coaching Psychology my responsibilities include teaching on the MA and Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring Practice; research and academic supervision of MA and doctoral students; supervision of the coaches for Oxford Brookes programmes.
I am also Director on the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies, Founder and Chair of the International Conference on Coaching Supervision and Programme Lead for the Oxford Brookes Programme of Advanced Study in Coaching Supervision
My recent research projects include 'Development of an instrument for microanalysis of coaching sessions' funded by the Institute of Coaching at Harvard University, which is now published. I also researched the topic of 'Self-deception in Coaching' involving investigation of this phenomenon with a group of experienced coaching supervisors. The result of this probject are now published in two papers: emprical and conceptual.
I am working now on three different topics. The first is 'Coaching as a pragmatic enterprise', a project that aims to position philosophy of pragmatism as a platform for conceptualisng coaching, which I believe is important for further development of coaching as a discipline.
The second project involves development of the Knowledge Portal, a website that provides access to many organisations involved in developing original knowledge of coaching. The knowledge providers around the globe will share the activities and projects that contribute to the development of the knowledge base of coaching. This website, initiated by the `Future of Coaching Collaboration’ (FCC), allows anyone interested in coaching, as a contributor or user, (e.g. potential organisational purchasers of coaching, individual clients, new students of coaching, researchers and policy makers) to access information about the contribution to coaching knowledge by various providers. This website aims to assist in the dissemination of knowledge in coaching communities and in society as a whole and connect knowledge creators in order to exchange ideas, avoid duplication of effort and facilitate collaboration.
The third topis is 'The Coaching Life-cycle: Indenifying Themes and the Dynamics.
Research grant from the Institute of Coaching at Harvard, Harnisch Research Project Grant, with Peter Jackson for the project: Understanding coaching engagement content: an empirical taxonomy of themes.
Award from the EMCC in Coaching Supervision 2018
Understanding coaching engagement content: an empirical taxonomy of themes
Featured presentation, delivered at the leadership coaching research track at the 2017 Institute of Coaching/Harvard Medical School Coaching Conference, 13-14 October 2017, Boston, USA
Invited presentation for Association of Coaching: Multiplicity of the self: problem or opportunity for coaching? London: 26 June 2017
Supervising the Competent Self and the Dialogic Self of the coach, paper to present at the 7th International Conference on Coaching Supervision, 13 May, 2017, Oxford
A presentation in the Distinguished Speakers series at Goldsmiths University for MSc Occupational Psychology students, London, 20 March 2017
Keynote presentation “Working through the limited ways of seeing the self” presented at the Welsh Coaching Conference, 16 March 2017
Invited member of the panel at the EURAM Symposium ‘Critical perspective on collaboration in coaching’, 1- 4 June 2016, Paris
Keynote presentation at the BACP Practitioner Coaching conference, 30 April 2016, London, UK
Keynote presentation at the 3rd European Congress in Coaching Psychology, 10-11 December 2015, London
Being a coach in the world aspiring for postmodern leadership, invited presentation at the International Colloquium in Coaching and Leadership in ESMT/Ket de Vries Institute, Berlin, 3-4 December 2015
Three conceptions of Self for applied purposes, presentation at the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Annual Conference, BPS, Sidney Sussex, University of Cambridge, 9-11 September 2015
Invited presentation ‘100 reasons to dislike supervision’ at the Coaching at Work conference, London, 1 July 2025
Invited presentation on leadership coaching research at the workshop for researchers held by Oxford University Said Business School, Oxford, 29-30 June 2015
Coaching Supervision: nice to have, need to have or no need to have, presentation with Peter Jackson at the Coaching conference in Bournemouth, 26 May 2015
Keynote Presentation at The University of Waikato Coaching and Mentoring Conference: Transforming Together, Hamilton, New Zealand, 8-10 April 2015
Keynote Presentation for The 5th International Congress on Coaching Psychology, hosted by the Society of Consulting Psychology (Division 13 of the American Psychological Association), San Diego, 3-4 February 2015
Chairing the stream ‘Individual Development and Coaching Psychology’ at The 4th International Congress of Coaching Psychology, London, 11 – 12 December 2014
Positioning individual development as a subject of coaching psychology, mini-keynote Presentation for the 4th International Congress on Coaching Psychology, 11-12 December 2014
Bachkirova, T. and Lawton-Smith, C. (2014) 'From critique to raising the bar in relation to assessment of capabilities of coaches'. Paper presented at the 21st Annual EMCC Mentoring and Coaching Conference, Venice, November.
Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Nature of evidence, quality of research and self-deception in coaching and coaching psychology'. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology, Birmingham, December.
Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Working with self-deception of coaches in supervision'. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference in Coaching Supervision, Oxford, June.
Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Developmental Coaching: Working with the Self'. Paper presented at the Psychometric Forum, London, May.
Bachkirova, T., Myers, A. and Sibley, J. (2012) 'Design and Application of an instrument for microanalysis of the coaching session: a research project'. Paper presented at the Oxford Brookes - Burgundy Business School Joint Research Conference, Oxford, May.
Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Keynote presentation and pre-conference workshop ‘Coaching the Self: an new framework for developmental coaching'. Paper presented at the Coaching and Mentoring conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, March.
Bachkirova, T. (2012) 'Keynote presentation and a workshop ‘Insights from coaching psychology’'. Paper presented at the University of Hong Kong Coaching Conference, Hong Kong, February.
Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Towards Being a Developmentally-Minded Coaching Supervisor'. Paper presented at the 1st International Congress of Coaching Psychology, London, December.
Bachkirova, T., Sibley, J. and Myers, A. (2011) 'Application of an instrument for microanalysis of the coaching session: a research project'. Paper presented at the SGCP 3rd European Coaching Psychology Conference, London, December.
Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Developmental Coaching: a new approach to practice, a masterclass'. Paper presented at the SGCP 3rd European Coaching Psychology Conference, London, December.
Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Complexity of coaching themes and self-deception in coaches'. Paper presented at the International Colloquium in Coaching and Leadership in ESMT/Ket de Vries Institute, Berlin, December.
Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Four challenges of developmental coaching and the idea of organic change'. Paper presented at the 18th Annual European Coaching and Mentoring Conference, Paris, November.
Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'A new framework for developmental coaching'. Paper presented at the BACP Coaching conference, London, June.
Bachkirova, T. (2011) 'Three conceptions of the self for applied purposes'. Paper presented at the Toward a Science of Consciousness 2011: Brain, Mind and Reality Conference, Stockholm University, Sweden, May.
Bachkirova, T. (2010) 'How can we coach if there is no free will'. Paper presented at the 17th Annual European Coaching and Mentoring Conference, Dublin, November.
Bachkirova, T. (2009) 'The three foci of Developmental Coaching'. Paper presented at the 3rd European Coaching Psychology Conference, Royal Holloway University, London, December.
Bachkirova, T. (2009) 'Coaching the Self: A frameword for developmental coaching'. Paper presented at the 16th EMMC conference, Amsterdam, November.
Bachkirova, T. (2008) 'Self-deception in coaching'. Paper presented at the 14th Annual EMCC Conference, Prague, December.
Bachkirova, T. (2008) 'On the use of self in coaching'. Paper presented at the 1st European Coaching Psychology Conference, University of Westminster, London, December.
Bachkirova, T. and Cox, E. (2007) 'Coaching with emotion'. Paper presented at the EMCC Annual Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, October.
Bachkirova, T. (2006) 'Working with self-concept in development coaching'. Paper presented at the 1st International Coaching Psychology Conference, Place, December.
Bachkirova, T. (2006) 'Organisations, individual values and stress in academia'. Paper presented at the Westminster Institute Research Conference, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, January.
Bachkirova, T., Cox, E. and Patrick, C. (2005) 'Coaching with emotion: A research project'. Paper presented at the Second Australian Conference on Evidence-Based Coaching, University of Sydney, January.
Bachkirova, T. (2003) 'Personal values and teacher stress: An exploratory study'. Paper presented at the EERA Conference, Hamburg, January.
Bachkirova, T. (2000) 'Confidence versus self-worth in adult learning'. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium 'Improving Students Learning Strategically, Oxford, September, pp. pages, ISBN
• Founder and Chair of the International Conference in Coaching Supervision
• Chartered Occupational Psychologist
• Teaching Fellow of Oxford Brookes University
• Member of the Publication Sub-Committee of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology within the British Psychological Society
• Member of the editorial boards in three journals: Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, International Coaching Psychology Review and International Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching and Mentoring
• Harnisch Scholar (Harvard Medical School, Institute of Coaching)
• Holder of Achievement Award (2011) from the British Psychological Society SGCP in recognition of Distinguished Contribution to Coaching Psychology
• Member of the Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) at the Institute of Coaching at Harvard
• Academic supervisor for PhD and Professional Doctorate students in Coaching and Coaching Psychology