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Visiting Professors


Professor Stephen Palmer, PhD CPsychol CBiol CSci FISMA (Hon) FAC (Hon) FIHPE (Hon)

Visiting Professor of Work Based Learning & Stress Management
Middlesex University, UK

Email: S.J.Palmer@mdx.ac.uk

Professor Stephen Palmer PhD is a Visiting Professor of Work Based Learning and Stress Management at Middlesex University.

He is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Biologist and Chartered Scientist. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Health Promotion & Education and ISCP Accredited Coaching Psychologist and Supervisor. He is an editor or consulting editor of a number of professional and academic journals. He has authored and edited over 50 books including the Handbook of Counselling (with McMahon) and the Handbook of Coaching Psychology (with Whybrow). In 2015 he co-edited with Dr Kristina Gyllensten six books in a series, Psychological Stress, Volumes 1-3 and Psychological Resilience and Wellbeing, Volumes 1-3. He has published over 225 articles.

He is President of the International Stress Management Association, the International Society for Coaching Psychology and Vice President of the Institute of Health Promotion and Education. He was the first chair of the British Psychological Society’s Special Group in Coaching Psychology. He is an Adjunct Professor of Coaching Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark.

For more information, please view Stephen's full personal bibliography.


Professor Sarah Corrie

Middlesex University, UK

Email: S.Corrie@mdx.ac.uk

Professor Sarah Corrie is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist, Registered Coaching Psychologist and HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist. An author of over 80 articles for academic journals, professional journals and trade magazines, and seven books including, The Art of Inspired Living: Coach Yourself with Positive Psychology; Making Effective Decisions in Counselling and Psychotherapy (with David Lane), and most recently Supervision in the Psychological Professions (with David Lane & Mary Watts), she has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors.

Sarah is an Academic Advisor for Middlesex University where she is also a Visiting Professor. Her other roles at Middlesex include Membership Officer for the International Association for Practice Doctorates.

Sarah is the Programme Director of the Postgraduate Diploma & MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy offered by Royal Holloway University of London and Central and North West London Foundation Trust. She has extensive experience in supervising and training practitioners in the fields of psychology, psychotherapy and coaching, both nationally and internationally. As a Founder Member and former Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Special Group in Coaching Psychology, she has a strong and long-standing commitment to developing and promoting coaching as a discipline and profession. She was the recipient of the British Psychological Society’s Distinguished Contributions to Coaching Psychology Award in December 2016.


Dr. Raymond Yeung, D. Prof (Economic Policy)

Organisations: Raymond Yeung & Co, Certified Public Accountants; East Asia Work Based-Learning Centre, operated by Institute of Professional and Continuing Education Limited

Email: R.Yeung@mdx.ac.uk

Before practising as a professional accountant, Raymond had had 10 years’ experience in film industry. He had plenty of experience in taking care of entertainer's tax, finance and performance engagements.

Apart from his financial education and professional status in Hong Kong, Canada and the U.S.A. Raymond has a strong background in law, professional education and operation management.

His main interest is in international tax planning, brand building and management. He has extensive experience in helping clients set up standard costing and cost control systems, build and manage their corporate and personal brand.


Professor Karen Evans, Professor & Chair in Education (Lifelong Learning), UCL Institute of Education

Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES), Lifelong and Comparative Education

Karen Evans is Professor in UCL Institute of Education, University College London. She is a leading researcher in the UK Economic and Social Research Council’s Research Centre LLAKES, investigating Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies. Her research interests are learning in life and work transitions, and learning in and through the workplace. She has directed major studies of learning and work in Britain and internationally, publishing widely in articles and books including Youth and Work Transitions in Changing Social Landscapes (2013), The Sage Handbook of Workplace Learning (2011); Improving Literacy at Work (2011); Learning, Work and Social Responsibility (2009) and Improving Workplace Learning (2006).  She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.


Professor David A Lane

Email: D.Lane@mdx.ac.uk

David Lane is Director and co-founder of the Professional Development Foundation, which has for forty years pioneered work-based professional development. As well as contributing to research and the professional development of coaching Professor Lane has coached in a wide range of organisations including major consultancies, multinationals, and public sector and government bodies.  He also pioneered the international development of work based masters and doctorate degrees for experienced coaches. He has published widely on coaching. He co-created the International Centre for the Study of Coaching at Middlesex. Publishing widely in coaching - education – counselling and management he has also developed the field of supervision within professional bodies.

He was Chair of the British Psychological Society Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy and convened the European Federation of Psychologists Associations group on Psychotherapy. He has served on committees of the BPS, CIPD, WABC and EMCC, as well as being a founder member of the Global Coaching Community. His contributions to counselling psychology led to the senior award of the BPS for “Outstanding Scientific Contribution”. In 2009 the British Psychological Society honoured him for his Distinguished Contribution to Professional Psychology. In 2016 he was made an Honorary Associate of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for contributions to developing the field of general practice and the professional development of its members and also was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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