Dr Ioanna Iordanou completed her PhD in Renaissance Studies (2008) and her MA in the Culture of the European Renaissance (2002) at the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance. After the confirmation of her PhD, she pursued further post-graduate qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring, which inspired her to explore leadership and management from a historical perspective. Her current research, spanning the disciplines of Economic and Business History, Organisation Studies and Business Education, explores the complex role of intelligence and espionage in early modern economies and the emergence of proto-modern organisations in the pre-industrial world. She also investigates the pedagogic impact of History on Business Education. She has just completed a monograph entitled Venice's Secret Service: Organising Intelligence in the Renaissance (OUP, 2019). As of April 2015, she has been a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Oxford Brookes University and as of January 2016, she has been an Associate Editor of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. During Spring 2018, Ioanna was a Descartes Theme-Group Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, working on a research project entitled 'Secret Knowledge Transfer in Early Modern Europe'. Ioanna acts as an external examiner/moderator for PG courses at the University of Cambridge and the University of East London.
- 2019 Reader in Human Resource Management (Coaching and Mentoring), Oxford Brookes Business School
- 2018 Descartes Theme-Group Fellow, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW)
- 2015-2018 Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management (Coaching and Mentoring), Oxford Brookes Business School
- 2015-Present Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick
- 2013-2015 Teaching Fellow, WBS Create, Warwick Business School
- Venice's Secret Service: Organizing Intelligence in the Renaissance (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2019)
Turkish Translation: Venedik Gizli Servisi -Rönesans’ta Bir İstihbarat Teşkilatı (Istanbul: Kronik Kitap, 2020)
Italian Translation: I servizi segreti di Venezia: Organizzazione dei Servizi d'Informazione nel Rinascimento (Gorizia: LEG, 2021)
*Shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society's Gladstone Prize 2020*
- Values and Ethics in Coaching (London and Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2017) - with Rachel Hawley and Christiana Iordanou.
- Spy Chiefs Volume I: Intelligence Leaders in the United States and United Kingdom (Washington, DC: Georgetwon Univesrity Press, 2018) - with Christopher Moran and Mark Stout.
- Spy Chiefs Volume II: Intelligence Leaders in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2018) - with Paul Maddrell, Christopher Moran, Mark Stout, and Paul Maddrell.
- The Practitioner's Handbook of Team Coaching (London and New York: Routledge, 2019) - with David Clutterbuck, Judie Gannon, Sandra Hayes, Krister Lowe, and Doug Mac Kie.
- 'The Secret Service of Renaissance Venice: Intelligence Organisation in the Sixteenth Century', Journal of Intelligence History (Forthcoming)
- 'The Professionalization of Cryptology in Sixteenth Century Venice', Enterprise and Society,19:4 (2018), pp. 979-1013.
- 'Pestilence, Poverty and Provision: Re-evaluating the Role of the Popolani in Early Modern Venice', The Economic History Review, 69:3 (2016), pp. 801-822.
- 'What News on the Rialto? The Trade of Information and Early Modern Venice's Centralized Intelligence Organization', Intelligence and National Security, 31:3 (2016), pp. 305-326.
- 'Reconceptualizing Coach Education from the Perpsectives of Pragmatism and Constructivism', Philosophy of Acoaching: An International Journal 2:2 (2017), pp. 29-50, with Tatiana Bachkirova, Peter Jackson, Judie Gannon, and Adrian Myers
- 'What we Learn from Sports and Sports Coaching?', Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 11:1(2018), pp. 1-2.
- 'Special Issue Editorial Introduction', International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, Special Issue 11 (2017), pp. 1-3.
- Bridging the Gap: An Investigation into the Gap between Coaching and Metoring Practice and Research, International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching (forthcoming).
'Regulating the Transfer of Secret Knowledge in the Early Modern World', in F. J. Dijksterhuis (Ed.), Regulating Knowledge in an Entangled World, Knowledge Societies in History, Vol. 4. Abington: Routledge [Forthcoming].
- 'Using Kinaesthetic Exertion to Engender Team Psychological Safety in UK Higher Education', in S. Taylor, and E. Antonacopoulou, E., Sensuous Learning for Practical Judgment in Professional Practice: Volume 2: Arts-based Interventions (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) - with Ashley Roberts. [Forthcoming]
- 'The Origins of Organizing in the Sixteenth Century', in Gaggiotti et al., Origins of Organizing (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2018), pp. 129-147 with Jose Bento da Silva.
- 'The Spy Chiefs of Renaissance Venice: Intelligence Leadership in the Early Modern World', in Maddrell et al. (eds), Spy Chiefs Volume II: Intelligence Leaders in the Europe, the Middle East, and Asia (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2018), pp. 43-66.
- ‘Spy Chiefs: Power, Secrecy and Leadership’, in Moran et al. (eds.), Spy Chiefs Volume I: Intelligence Leaders in the United States and United Kingdom (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2018), pp. 1-20 - with Christopher Moran and Mark Stout.
- 'Conclusion: Intelligence Leadership in the 21st Century', in Moran et al. (eds.), Spy Chiefs Volume I: Intelligence Leaders in the United States and United Kingdom (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2018), pp. 301-310 - with Christopher Moran and Mark Stout.
- 'Developing Ethical Capabilities of Coaches', in Bachkirova, T., Spence, G., and Drake, D., eds., The Sage Handbook of Coaching (London: SAGE Publishing, 2017), pp. 699-712 - with Patrick Williams.
- 'Coaching in Higher Education', in van Nieuwerburgh, C., ed., Coaching in Professional Contexts (London: SAGE Publishing, 2015), pp. 145-158 - with Agnes Lech and Veronica Barnes.
- 'Exploring Cases Using Emotion, Open Space and Creativity', in Courtney, N., Poulsen, C., and Stylios, C., eds., Case-based Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century (London: Libri, 2015), pp. 19-38 - with Grier Palmer.
Professional Publications (Outreach and Public Engagement):
'A Brief History of Ethics: From Plato to Modern Coaching'. Coaching Perspectives 19 (October 2018), pp. 15-16.
Wall, T., Hawley, R., Iordanou, I., Csigás, Z., Cumberland, N., Lerotic-Pavlik, N., Vreede, A. (2018) Research Policy and Practice Provocations Report: Coaching and Ethics in Practice: Dilemmas, Navigations, and the (Un)spoken. Brussels: European Mentoring and Coaching Council International.
- 'A Future of Coaching Collaboration Guidance Document'. London: Future of Coaching Collaboration: 2017, with Various Authors.
- 'Making Ethical Decisions: An Evaluation and a Proposition', Coaching at Work, 12:1 (2017), pp. 56-57.
- 'Coaching in the Undergraduate Business School Curriculum', Coaching at Work, 11: 5 (2016), pp. 56-57.
- 'Research Policy & Provocations: Briding the Gap - Towards Research that Sparks and Connects Coaches in Research and Practice', (Brussels: European Mentoring and Coaching Councill International, 2016) with Tony Wall, Rachel Hawley, and Zoltán Csigás. ISBN: 97819104870404
- 'A snapshot on the findings from an investigation into the gap between coaching and mentoring practice and research. Report for the European Mentoring and Coaching Council', (Brussels: European Mentoring and Coaching Council International, 2015) - with Rachel Hawley.