Deputy Director EMCC UK D&I
Opportunities and challenges: what ‘new norms’ are required for coaching and supervision in the 21st century?
Siobhan has a portfolio career which started in medicine and general practice. She graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1993 and practised medicine for over 10 years in Ireland and the UK. After completing a graduate degree in psychology Siobhan transitioned into academic psychology and worked in higher education in the UK as a lecturer and researcher for 10 years. Siobhan has a master’s degree in Coaching and Mentoring Practice from Oxford Brookes University. She has mentored and coached colleagues, patients, students, and clients for many years in the UK, Ireland, and Europe.
Siobhan is a European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) accredited coach at senior practitioner level, a licensed career coach with Career Counselling Service (CCS), a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the British Psychological Society. She is a founding member of the Oxford Coaching Partners and the Physicians Coaches and Mentors Association, EMCC deputy director for diversity and inclusion and an honorary senior lecturer at the University of West London. Siobhan’s research interests include understanding diversity and inclusion in the coaching and higher education spaces. Siobhan’s master’s degree dissertation study was on the development of a model of rapport in cross-ethnicity coaching. Her study was published in the International Journal for Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring in 2023. Her study won the EMCC award for the dissertation with the highest potential for social benefit.