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  • Our team

    Internationally recognised research active staff keen to supportyour learning and research needs.

    • Professor Tatiana Bachkirova

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

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    • Peter Jackson

      Dr Peter Jackson a is Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies. 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.

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    • Dr Elaine Cox

      Dr Elaine Cox is a Senior Lecturer in the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies. She has been supervising students on the Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring programme at Brookes for over 10 years and has also authored many books and academic articles. In addition, Elaine is the founding editor of the International Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching and Mentoring . Her research interests include qualitative research methods, leadership coaching and examining the theoretical underpinnings of coaching and how these impact use.

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    • Claudia

      Claudia Filsinger is a coaching and development consultant, supporting international businesses and organisations in developing their talent at all career stages, further in educating and supervising coaches, including managerial coaches. Her portfolio includes also associate lecturing in coaching and business in higher education, commercial workshops and facilitating international coach supervision communities. Her corporate background was in international sales in the Media and IT industries. She is MBTI Step 1 qualified, a trained constellations facilitator and her work is informed by systemic and embodied approaches.

    • Judy Gannon

      Dr Judie Gannon is a Senior Lecturer in Coaching and Human Resource Management. She coordinates the Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring and teaches on both the Doctorate and Masters programmes, as well as supporting the ILM Level 7 certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring. Her research interests focus upon coaching and mentoring as organizational and societal interventions, international human resource management and leadership development. She has supervised and examined more than thirty doctoral candidates. She developed the Bacchus mentoring scheme, supported several other mentoring initiatives and leads the STAMINa Mentoring network for mentoring scheme coordinators. She researches, writes and consults on developmental relationships, specifically mentoring and coaching across industry sectors. She is on the editorial board for the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching & Mentoring and reviews for other journals related to coaching, mentoring HRD and IHRM.

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    • 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).

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    • Dr Juliette Koning

      Professor Juliette Koning is a Professor in Organisational Studies at Oxford Brookes Business School and Director of the Research Centre on Business, Society and Global Challenges. She is particularly interested in crossing disciplinary boundaries which explain my research interests in small businesses, leadership, security, privatisation, regulations, identity, religion, spirituality, ethnicity, and kinship. She has published widely on these topics, including on learning and identity work in Management Learning Journal (2016, with Liam Moore).

    • 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 in the Department of Business and Management. Adrian is the Subject Coordinator for the MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice. He teaches on coaching and mentoring programmes and additionally, change management. Adrian’s primary research interest is in the dynamics of the coaching process. He is a chartered occupational psychologist and an 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 leadership training, coaching and coaching supervision.

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    • Joanna Molyn

      Dr Joanna Molyn is a Senior Lecturer in Coaching, Mentoring and Management. She completed her PhD in the role and effectiveness of career coaching in increasing students' self-efficacy, outcome expectations and employability efforts in 2018. She holds an Executive MBA Degree from Cass Business School in London UK and a Professional Certificate in Coaching from Henley Business School, University of Reading UK. Joanna has a City of London investment banking background. She is also an experienced leadership development trainer.

      Joanna’s most recent RCT research looked at the impact of coaching on students' wellbeing, resilience, goal attainment and stress. For more details see: https://instituteofcoaching.org/author/molyn-joanna. She is currently leading another RCT project that looks at the impact of Artificial Intelligence coaching on students' goal attainment, wellbeing, resilience, stress and perceived social support.

      Joanna’s research interests are: coaching effectiveness and common factors, social support and coaching, coaching in Higher Education, Artificial Intelligence and coaching, and trauma-informed coaching.

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  • 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

      Professor Anthony Grant

      With great sadness, we announce that our Visiting Professor Anthony Grant – a pioneer of evidence-based coaching – after a prolonged period of illness has died at the beginning of this year. He has been closely associated with our team at Oxford Brookes since we started teaching coaching and mentoring in 2000. Running the Coaching Psychology Unit at the University of Sydney, he was a regular speaker at the events of our Centre, an invaluable member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Evidence-based Coaching and Mentoring, advisor for our doctoral students and just a wonderful friend.

      In Tony’s memory we have decided to establish an annual award for a published paper making the best contribution to evidence-based practice.

      The paper will be selected by a panel from within the Centre and awarded following a review of articles published in journals during each academic year dedicated to academic research in coaching and mentoring.  The winner(s) of the award will be invited to attend our Annual Research Conference following this academic year that usually runs in January.

      We hope that this award will be a way of commemorating and celebrating the enormous contribution Tony has made to the advance of coaching and mentoring practice and to the support he has given the Centre. This award is open to all researchers worldwide. To find out more about the award, please contact iccams@brookes.ac.uk

      Tatiana Bachkirova, 1 March 2020

    • 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.

  • Honorary Research Associates

    • Paul Lawrence

      Dr Paul Lawrence 

      After completing a PhD in Psychology, Paul embarked upon a corporate career with BP plc, leading teams and businesses in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Australia and Japan. Paul has been working as a coach and consultant since 2007, based in Sydney Australia, and has over 3,500 coaching hours working with individuals, groups and teams. Paul conducts research on a regular basis and has published more than dozen academic articles and book chapters. He has authored three books Leading Change: How Successful Leaders Approach Change Management, Coaching in Three Dimensions: Meeting the Challenges of a Complex World and The Tao of Dialogue and is currently working on a book on Systemic Coaching to be published by Routledge. Paul teaches coaching at the Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong, is an Honorary Research Associate at Oxford Brookes University, and represents both the Association for Coaching and Association of Coaching Supervisors in Australia.

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    International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies
    Oxford Brookes Business School
    Headington Campus 
    Oxford, OX3 0BP 
    Email: iccams@brookes.ac.uk

    Prof Tatiana Bachkirova
    Email: tbachkirova@brookes.ac.uk

    Dr Peter Jackson
    Email: peter.jackson@brookes.ac.uk

    The International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies is part of the Oxford Brookes Business School.