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

    • Professor Tatiana Bachkirova

      Professor Tatiana Bachkirova is the 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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    • 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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    • Peter Jackson

      Peter Jackson is Senior Lecturer and Deputy 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 Juliette Koning

      Professor Juliette Koning

      I am Professor in Organisational Studies at Oxford Brookes Business School and Director of the Research Centre on Business, Society and Global Challenges.I am Professor in Organisational Studies at Oxford Brookes Business School in the Department of Business and Management where I also act as Research Lead. I have a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After a career in social anthropology, I turned my academic interest to organisation studies, in particular the study of small business organisations in Southeast Asia and more recently the study of private security organisations in South Africa and the UK and transnational organised crime and maritime security in Indonesia. I am particularly interested in crossing disciplinary boundaries which explain my research interests in small businesses, leadership, security, privatisation, regulations, identity, religion, spirituality, ethnicity, and kinship. I have published widely on these topics such as a recent (2018) article in Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice (with Michiel Verver) combining kinship and entrepreneurship with the title “Towards a Kinship Perspective on Entrepreneurship” or on learning and identity work in Management Learning (2016, with Liam Moore) called “Intersubjective Identity Work and Sensemaking of Adult Learners on a Postgraduate Coaching Course”. I also have a keen interest in research methodology and qualitaive research, such as the chapter (2018) with Sylwia Ciuk and Monika Kostera on “Organizational Ethnographies” in The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research (edited by C. Cassell, A. Cunliffe and G. Grandy) and an article with Can Seng Ooi (2013) on “Awkward Encounters and Ethnography” in Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management. Some of my edited volumes include “New Religiosities, Modern Capitalism and Moral Complexities in Southeast Asia” (edited with Gwenael Njoto-Feillard) published (2017) by Palgrave/MacMillan (New York) and “Chinese Indonesians and Regime Change” (with Marleen Dieleman and Peter Post) published by Brill in 2011 (Boston).

    • 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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  • 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 – 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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    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

    Deputy Director
    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.