Teaching Faculty

Teaching Faculty at the Centre for Positive Transitions

Sheila Panchal  MSc CPsychol MISCP is a Chartered Psychologist and Registered Occupational Psychologist. Sheila PanchalShe is co-author of ‘Turning 30: How to get the life you really want’ (with Jackson, 2005). She has applied positive and coaching psychology in a range of organisational settings. She holds a Professional Development Certificate in Coaching Psychology from the University of Sydney. Sheila specialises in transitions, from developmental turning points to dealing with the stress of organisational change. She is former Honorary Secretary of the International Society for Coaching Psychology and is currently a Director.

Professor Stephen Palmer PhD CBiol CSci CPsychol is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Psychologist and APECS Accredited Executive Coach and Supervisor. Stephen-Palmer-200x300

He is President and Honorary Fellow of the International Stress Management Association (UK), President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, and Vice President of the Institute for Health Promotion and Education, former President and Honorary Fellow of the Association for Coaching. He is Co-Editor of International Coaching Psychology Review, former editor and now Consulting Editor of Editor of the International Journal of Health Promotion & Education. He has written/edited 47 books including Introduction to The Brain, Nervous System and Neuroscience, Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Handbook of Counselling and Handbook of Coaching Psychology. His other posts include being visiting Professor of Work Based Learning and Stress Management at the Institute of Work Based Learning, Middlesex University; Adjunct Professor of Coaching Psychology at the Coaching Psychology Research Unit, Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark; Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit, City University London; Honorary Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit  at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, BABCP London Branch Co-chair; BABCP Compassion SIG Co-chair; and a Vice President and Founder Director of the Society for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. He supervises PhD and DPsych doctorate students at City University London. His interests include the neuroscience of stress, resilience, wellbeing and the application of psychotherapy and coaching to enhance wellbeing.

Dr Siobhain O’Riordan PhD CSci CPsychol is Chartered Scientist and Chartered Psychologist. She has full divisional membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DARTP) and is a member of the BPS Psychobiology Section. She is Course Co-Director on the stress management and coaching programmes and a trainer at the Centre for Stress Management. She is a an International Society for Coaching Psychology Accredited Coaching Psychologist and Supervisor. From 2013-2015 she was Editor of the International Journal of Health Promotion & Education. Currently, she is Founder Chair of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, Consulting Editor of The Coaching Psychologist and Editor of Coaching Psychology International. Her other roles include supervising doctorate students at the Coaching Psychology Unit, City University London, and a Director of the International Academy for Professional Development Ltd.