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Career Studies and Coaching Faculty


Dr Phil McCash
Director, CEIGHE
Associate Professor

Phil McCash contributes to the MA in Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education, MA in Career Development and Coaching Studies, and MA Coaching. He is involved in modules on career theory, career education, and dissertation. He also works as a personal tutor and across CLL as the Director of Graduate Studies.


Gill Frigerio
Subject Area Lead: Career Studies and Coaching Programmes
Associate Professor

Gill Frigerio works as an Associate Professor and provides overall leadership for the Career Studies and Coaching programmes. She leads on a number of modules including Career Coaching and Counselling and Career, Vocation and Calling as well as supervising dissertation students.



Catherine Reynolds
Career Studies Tutor

Catherine Reynolds is a part-time tutor in the Centre for Lifelong Learning where she teaches and supports modules in both the Career Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education and Career Development and Coaching Studies courses. Catherine is an experienced careers adviser and trainer. She has worked in various contexts in Higher Education since 1993 and was awarded an HEA National Teaching Fellowship in 2006.


Ian Day
Director, Coaching Programmes
Senior Teaching Fellow

Ian is a very skilled and experienced executive coach and co-author of Challenging Coaching: Going beyond traditional coaching to face the FACTS. Ian has presented at the largest international coaching conferences and has significant experience of developing coaching skills.


Jill Collins
Dissertation Supervisor

Jill worked as a career development professional in schools and colleges in the UK and overseas for 16 years before moving into project management and research in Higher Education. Jill specialises in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and has led national programmes focused on supporting employers and teachers to encourage more women into the STEM subjects they are under-represented in. Jill has supervised students through the dissertation process at Warwick since 2018.

Dr. John Gough
Director, CDCS
Senior Teaching Fellow

John is a Senior Teacher Fellow in Career Studies. Prior to working at Warwick, he has run professionally-accredited career guidance development courses, including the Qualification in Career Development (QCD) and the Level 6 Diploma in Career Development and Guidance.



Wendy Pearson
Teaching Fellow, Career Studies and Coaching programmes

Wendy's experience spans career guidance and coaching, group facilitation, leadership development and recruitment. Wendy combines her commitments at Warwick University with her continued role as a career guidance practitioner and executive coach. Wendy's areas of interest include work experience, mid-career change, career resources for people with special educational needs, and team dynamics.


Dr Athina Bastien
Dissertation Supervisor

Dr Athina N. Bastien is an educator and researcher with over 20 years of experience in Higher Education (HE). With a background and research interests in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (HRM), she has been a member of multidisciplinary research teams and an independent researcher at the University of Warwick.

She has been a tutor with the CLL since 2018 and has supervised and examined Master’s students in Coaching. She continues supporting and developing reflective and autonomous learners, with self-assessment and self-directed learning capabilities, across CLL programmes. She shares the values and ethos of CLL and is personally and professionally committed to adult education and lifelong learning.

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Rachel Donath
Facilitator, Coaching programmes

Rachel works as part of the Warwick coaching faculty and as an in-house coach for a top 50 UK law firm, her skills include 1-1 coaching, facilitation, leadership development and training. She is particularly interested in adult development, resilience and diversity and inclusion, supporting coaches to evolve their approach and skills.

Dr Karen Gray
Tutor/Dissertation supervisor

Karen is an experienced Career Coach and an Organisational Development specialist, specialising in leadership and culture with a career background spanning commercial leadership roles in blue chip corporates and entrepreneurial growth markets and specialised consulting to corporate leaders on organisational development and talent management. She is engaged as a career development coach, consultant, supervisor and evaluator in organisations across a range of sectors and also provides supervision, teaching and evaluation roles within academic institutions.

Karen holds a Masters in Career Management & Counselling from Birkbeck University and a Diploma in Counselling Supervision. She has also recently completed her Prof. Doctorate in Organisational Consulting & Culture with the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London.


Charmaine Roche

Coaching programmes

Charmaine Roche is an executive and leadership development coach and director of Lifeflowbalance Coaching and Consulting Ltd. She established her coaching career following 29 years as an educator, leader, coach, mentor and consultant in the UK education sector. Through her company she offers coaching, coach training and development, coach supervision, and consultancy applying decoloniality as a systemic lens for developing equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in organisations. She also works as an associate with a number of partner organisations and holds a number of voluntary positions. She is a PhD researcher with Leeds Beckett University. Her research focus ‘The Ethics of Coaching for Social Change in Oppressive Contexts’ is already having an impact through publications, conference appearances.



Dr Tania Lyden

Assistant Professor, Career Studies and Coaching Programmes

Tania Lyden is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and an Assistant Professor on the Centre for Lifelong Learning’s Career Studies and Coaching courses. She is the Course Director for the Career Education, Information and Guidance in HE (CEIGHE) programmes as well as working as module leader for the Research in Professional Practice CDCS/CEIGHE MA/Diploma module and the ‘Challenges of Careers Work in Higher Education’ and ‘Management of Careers and Employability Services in Higher Education’ for CEIGHE. She contributes to the Career Development Theories and Career Coaching modules and supervises masters’ dissertations and doctoral studies.