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Dr Ioanna Iordanou

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.

Academic Appointments

  • 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

Publications

Books:
*Coaching Book of the Year 2017 Award, The Henley Coaching Centre*

Edited Volumes:

Articles:
History
Coaching:

Book Chapters:

  • '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):

Ioanna IordanouEmails:

i.iordanou.2@warwick.ac.uk

ioanna.iordanou@brookes.ac.uk