Teaching Faculty

Professor Stephen Palmer PhD CBiol CSci CPsychol FIHPE (Hon) FISMA (Hon) FInstLM is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Coaching Psychologist, Registered Health Psychologist and APECS Accredited Executive Coach and Supervisor. Stephen-Palmer-200x300

He is President and Honorary Fellow of the International Stress Management Association (UK), President and Fellow of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, and Vice President and Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Health Promotion and Education, former President and Honorary Fellow of the Association for Coaching. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. He is former Co-Editor of International Coaching Psychology Review, former editor and now Consulting Editor of Editor of the International Journal of Health Promotion & Education. He has written/edited  60 books including Brief Cognitive Behaviour TherapyHandbook of Counselling and Handbook of Coaching Psychology. His academic posts include being Professor of Practice at the Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Research, University of Wales Trinity Saint David; Adjunct Professor of Coaching Psychology at the Coaching Psychology Unit, Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark; Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit, City University London; Honorary Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit  at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, BABCP London Branch Co-chair; and a Vice President, Fellow and Founder Director of the Society for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. He supervises PhD and DPsych doctorate students at City, University of London and Portsmouth University. His interests include the neuroscience of stress, resilience, wellbeing and the application of psychotherapy and coaching to enhance health and wellbeing.

Dr Siobhain O’Riordan PhD CSci CPsychol FISCP MIHPE Hon is Chartered Scientist and Chartered Coaching Psychologist. She has full divisional membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DARTP) and is a member of the BPS Psychobiology Section. She is Course Co-Director on the stress management and coaching programmes and a trainer at the Centre for Coaching. She is Fellow of the Institute for Health Promotion and Education, Fellow of the International Society for Coaching Psychology and Accredited Coaching Psychologist and Supervisor. From 2013-2015 she was Editor of the International Journal of Health Promotion & Education. Currently, she is Founder Chair of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, Consulting Editor of The Coaching Psychologist and Editor of Coaching Psychology International. Her other roles include supervising doctorate students at the Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Research, University of Wales Trinity Saint David where she is a Research Fellow. She is also a Director of the International Academy for Professional Development Ltd. She has published research and practice papers and her latest book is Introduction to Coaching Psychology (2021, with Palmer).