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 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. On secondment to the Centre for Educational Leadership at the University of Manchester in 2008 she was responsible for the overhaul of the Masters in Educational Leadership, an advanced CPD offer for Senior Managers and Head Teachers in Secondary Education. At PDF she was Programme Director for the Master degree programme accredited since 2002 by Middlesex University with specialist titles in leadership development and coaching. In 2010 Annette moved full time to Middlesex University where she is part of the faculty for the Professional Doctorate at the Institute of Work Based Learning. Her research interests include the role of doctorate supervisor/advisor as coach.

Recent Coaching Publications include:

Lane, Jarvis and Fillery-Travis: The Case for Coaching -Making evidence-based decisions on coaching. CIPD publications (2006)

Fillery-Travis A (2012). Providing the framework for exploration and creation of knowledge in a DProf programme accepted in Studies in Higher Education (highest ranking journal in area)

Passmore, J and Fillery-Travis A (2011) A critical review of executive coaching research: a decade of progress and what's to come, Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice Vol. 4, Iss. 2

Fillery-Travis A and Sexton E (2011). Researching their own practice-the competencies required by practitioner researchers EMCC Research Conference Proceedings of the 1st EMCC Research Conference July Twente NL.

Fillery-Travis A and Lane D (2006); ‘Does Coaching Work or are we asking the wrong question?’ International Coaching Psychology Review, Vol 1, Iss. 1, pp 23-37