Dr Annette Fillery-Travis
Annette is currently Programme Coordinator for the M/DProf at Middlesex University where she is a senior coach educator, researcher and author
Within her first career Annette was a senior scientist and developed an extensive research publication list with over 60 peer reviewed journal publications. She continues to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and was the first female Chair of the The Food Group from 2002-2005 and Visiting Professor in Colloid Science at the Sante Fe Institute, Argentina in 2000-4.
After obtaining a Masters in Professional Development and Science Management, Annette began a second career with the Professional Development Foundation (a not-for-profit research trust) as Programme Director and then as CEO. She has designed leadership programmes (as internal programmes and part of an external Masters degree) for public sector managers and school leaders, and manager coach training programmes across a range of sectors.
BSc Chemistry 1st Class Honours University College London 1982
MA WorkBased Learning Studies (Professional Development, Management) NCWBLP Middlesex University
PhD (Physical Chemistry) Thesis title’ The Rotational Spectroscopy of Hydrogen Bonded Dimers’ University of Exeter 1986
- The role of coaching in the flourishing of organisations through the development of coaching cultures.
- The production of knowledge within the new economy; its management within organisations and facilitating the learning of individuals.
- The role of executive coaching within the development portfolio of executives and
- the development of expertise within professional practice.
- The Professional Doctorate and the development of reflective practice in senior practitioners
- The use of a critically reflective review of learning to develop this competence
- The development of a model of practice for DProf Advising akin and drawing upon established coaching models.
- The use of on-line environments in advising practice.
Principal Lecturer at the Institute of Work Based Learning Middlesex University
Director of Prgrammes and Module Leadership within the Doctorate in Professional Studies responsible for:
Review of Learning module DPS4520 including APEL claims at level 4 and 5
Development of curriculum and elearning resources to support candidates
Advising of twenty DProf candidates
Training and supervision of DProf advisors
LINK tutor with a joint collaborative programme DPsych at Metanoia Institute
CEO of the Professional Development Foundation. 2003-2010
A not-for-profit research trust offering professional work based Masters Degrees through validated partnership with the Institute for Work Based Learning Partnerships at Middlesex University.
Senior Consultant, Centre for Educational Leadership, University of Manchester 2008
Senior Consultant and Programme Director for MA in Educational Leadership. Responsible for: Curriculum overhaul of MA in Educational Leadership. Review of leadership and change models for inclusion and coherence with Professional Qualifications for Head Teachers
Development of coaching offer to schools in Manchester and Liverpool including the setting up of Action Research Sets of School Networks to determine the appropriate integration of coaching within their school context. Tutor on coaching modules and consultant to school coaches Liaison with Manchester Business School Coaching Centre
Senior Scientist at Institute of Food Research (IFR), Norwich
A UK centre for research, sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, to carry out independent basic and strategic research on food safety, quality, nutrition and health.
Designer and Manager of the Food & Health Network, 2001-2003
A national network of industry stakeholders and senior scientists tasked to identify, utilize and further develop IFR‟s strategic and fundamental scientific expertise for the benefit of the UK Food Industry. Responsible for the development of expertise clusters of experts from industry and research to address pre-competitive issues in food manufacturing, food safety and nutrition through the development of research projects.
Research Leader, Organic Micronutrient Section 1998-2003
Head of Colloids and Interfaces Group 1995-1998
Senior Scientific Officer 1987-1995
Varied during course of last five years: examples include:
Design of an evaluation framework for the training and development programme of a major multinational company - Unilever 2005
Training of the European Mentoring and Coaching Councils’ assessors for their recent initiative to kite mark coach training programmes. 2006
Team building intervention for a City Legal Firm 2007
Team coaching of an external Institute’s scientific strategy team. 2008
Coaching intervention with Rouse Ltd 2009
Private practice of coaching clients (approx 4-6 ongoing
Principal PhD Supervisor
M.Wickham ‘ Physicochemical characterization of lipid phases in the gut’ 1998 UEA
P.Wilde ‘Physicochemical stability of foams and emulsions’ 2002 PhD Publication UEA
J-B Arboley Payo ‘Whipping characteristics of Synthetic Creams’ 2004 UEA
E. Tydeman ‘Carotenoid release during digestion’ 2007 UEA
DProf Advisor to:
P.Manning ‘Consultation skills in Veterinary Practice’ 2007 NCWBLP, Middlesex University
B. Viner ‘Introducing Clinical Audit within Practice’ 2007 NCWBLP, Middlesex University
S.Shuttleworth ‘Professional Learning in Veterinary Practice’ 2007 NCWBLP, Middlesex University
G.Duncanson ‘Practitioner research publication’ 2008 NCWBLP, Middlesex University
Currently DProf Advisor to 20 candidates and DProf Consultant to one at University of Chester Department of Theology
Relevant External Activities
Chair of the International Steering Group of the Global Coaching Community 2009-present
Special Advisor to the President/CEO of the World Wide Association of Business Coaches 2010
Chair of the Training Course Accreditation Panel for the World Wide Association of Business Coaches 2009- present
Moderator of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council - Training School Accreditation Board 2007-2009. Responsible for the initial training and mentoring of UK and Europe wide network of assessors.
Honorary Chairman of the RSC Food Group (first female Chair) 2003-2006 Responsible for chairing of the board with a membership drawn from the Professors of Food Science from UK Universities; the initiation of activities in support of members needs; in particular the instigation of conferences on emerging issues and also the promotion of members’ interests to policy makers and funders.
Honorary Secretary of the RSC Food Group 2000-2003
Member of the EU Concerted Action PROTALL 1999-2002
Task leader of the EU Shared Cost Action ALLERGEST 2001-2004
Member of European Food Technology Platform ‘Food for Life’ 2005.
UK representative on working party tasked with identifying role and scope of horizontal activities ‘communication, training and technology transfer’. Providing expertise on knowledge management in organisations, knowledge production modes, technology transfer and training.