Elaine's research interests include leadership development, adult learning, cognitive and life-course development, continuing professional development, coaching, mentoring, and research methodologies.
Elaine has a comprehensive knowledge of research approaches and methods and her previous research projects have focused upon the development of emotional strength through coaching; the relationship between philosophy and coaching and the issues arising in reciprocal peer coaching.
Elaine also supervises and examines students at Doctoral level and welcomes applications from students wishing to study the coaching or mentoring interaction.
Research group membership
International Centre for Coaching & Mentoring Studies
Elaine is currently co-authoring two books, 'Brave Leadership in Action' and 'Researching Coaching', which will be published in 2019. She is also the founding editor of the International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching & Mentoring.