Networking and collaboration

We believe in the importance of networking and collaboration in order to enhance the quality of coaching practice through the development and dissemination of knowledge. As academic partners, we support professional activities with different stakeholders of coaching: see Our collaborations.

To encourage networking, we host the Oxford Brookes Coaching and Mentoring Society (OBCAMS), a discussion and events forum for professional coaches and anyone interested in coaching.

As part of our mission for disseminating knowledge and supporting partnerships with media, we currently run a regular column on Current Research for a monthly magazine Coaching at Work and contribute to other periodic on coaching.

Our work to develop the coaching and mentoring disciplines includes collaborative projects with organisations and communities that share our interest in research and dissemination of knowledge. Current and recent project partners include:

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Mapping Mentoring in the Creative Industries

We are delighted to announce the launch of our cross research centre study, with the Creative Industries Research and Innovation Network and ICCAMS (CIRIN). Our project involves developing an understanding of mentoring in the Creative industries. We are partnering with Creative UK.

Contact the team:

Mentoring scheme case studies

As part of the STAMINa mentoring network project, we have collated case studies on mentoring schemes so you can learn about different schemes and how they have developed and operate. Each of these schemes has been initially summarised using our framework for Mentoring scheme Sustainability so you can select the case studies which may best suit the type of mentoring scheme you run, or are seeking to run. This means you can identify the case study by its Purpose, Forms of Mentoring, Marketing of the Mentoring scheme, Recruitment and Selection of Mentors and Mentees, Matching, Administration and Training, Monitoring of Mentoring Relationships and Evaluation.

We would like to add to our range of case studies so if you have a case study to share - please get in touch with Dr Judie Gannon via or


Our Centre is the home of the International Journal for Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring.

The ICCAMs team are also members of editorial boards and reviewers for a variety of other coaching, mentoring and human resource development journals, including:

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Doctors of Mentoring podcast

In this series of podcasts, we will be exploring the contemporary nature of formal mentoring schemes and the role of mentoring scheme coordinators, managers and other stakeholders. We will be discussing a range of topics related to mentoring. If you have a topic you would like us to focus on or would like to participate in the series, please get in touch:

Podcast 1 

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