International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies

Director(s): Dr Peter Jackson


About us

As a world-class centre for coaching and mentoring, we have a vision of robust, effective, professional coaching and mentoring practice making a real difference to the lives people lead.

Our mission is to expand the knowledge base of coaching and mentoring by promoting cutting-edge research and teaching.

We demonstrate these principles by producing both high-quality research and publications and leading professional development at master's and doctoral level. The same focus underpins our consultancy and evaluation of programmes.

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Research impact

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The International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies supports diversity and innovation in research.

We believe that excellence in research underpins the effectiveness of all our practice, teaching and consultancy.  All members of the team are active researchers producing highly regarded outputs across the spectrum of coaching and mentoring questions and contexts.

We host collaborations with associates from across the University’s schools and departments, building knowledge across disciplines. Our faculty and students research internationally in areas such as social change, health and wellbeing, diversity, education, leadership and global business.

Our network is constantly growing as we maintain strong links with our alumni. We actively develop our relationships with organisations in both public and private sectors to explore research and its application in coaching and mentoring.

Contribute to the International Journal of Evidence-Based Coaching and Mentoring



Name Role Email
Professor Tatiana Bachkirova Professor of Coaching Psychology
Dr Christian Ehrlich Reader in Organisational Behaviour
Dr Judie Gannon Subject Coordinator of the Doctorate of Coaching & Mentoring, Deputy Head of OBBS Doctoral Programmes
Dr Ioanna Iordanou Reader in Human Resource Management
Dr Peter Jackson Senior Lecturer in Adult, Professional and Lifelong Learning
Dr Joanna Molyn Senior Lecturer in Coaching, Mentoring and Management/Subject Coordinator - Doctorate of Coaching & Mentoring
Dr Adrian Myers Senior Lecturer


Name Role Organisation
Mr Simon Borrington Honorary research associate
Dr Elaine Cox Honorary research associate
Dr Paul Lawrence Honorary research associate The Centre for Coaching in Organisations
Dr Hany Shoukry Honorary research associate Sky

Our research

Team members' research

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Study opportunities

Oxford Brookes is well known for its range of high-quality postgraduate programmes for the development of coaches and mentors at master's level 7 and at doctoral level 8.

Our long established MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice offers the opportunity to gain a master's degree part-time over 2 to 5 years. It has a flexible format and encompasses a shorter Postgraduate Certificate (6 months) and Postgraduate Diploma (15 months).

The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring Programme (DCM) is unique in the world. Each year, 8 experienced coaches and mentors are challenged to augment their existing expertise and push the boundaries of knowledge and understanding so that they may operate at the highest level. We also offer ILM accredited qualifications at level 5 and 7 and an advanced study programme in coaching supervision.

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Using the extensive and diverse expertise of our team, we are able to support organisations with a range of tailored services. We adopt a partnership approach to evaluate specific client needs and design bespoke programmes that support both individual and organisational objectives. With leading authors, practitioners and academics across a variety of fields, we draw on the latest research ideas to deliver leading edge coaching and mentoring based services. Our clients choose us for the flexibility and credibility of our programmes that offer customised solutions.

Services that we provide

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