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Paul Stokes

Dr Paul Stokes

Principal Lecturer, Research Lead in Department of Management

Summary

I am an experienced researcher, lecturer and consultant, having worked at Sheffield Hallam University since 1996. I am currently Principal Lecturer and Research Lead  for the Department of Management at Sheffield Business School. 

I work with a wide range of organisations from all sectors, ranging from small SMEs to large public and private sector organisations such as the NHS, Nestle, SIG and Sheffield City Council. 

My particular expertise is in coaching and mentoring theory practice. I am the author of two best-selling texts on coaching and mentoring and numerous book chapters, articles and conference papers. I am an experienced international speaker on coaching and mentoring, and have presented at a range of institutions across Europe and the United States.

  • About

    Qualifications

    • 2015: PhD , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2012: Post Graduate Certificate, Research Methods (Distinction), Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2000: Post Graduate Certificate, Learning and Teaching, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 1996: Master of Science, Human Resource Management, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 1992: BSc Economics and Business Economics, University of Hull, United Kingdom

    Member of professional body

    Membership

    • 2008: , European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), United Kingdom

    Other

    • 2017: , Higher Education Academy (HEA)

    Teaching expertise

    • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

    Research

    • Action Research
    • Coaching & Mentoring
    • Leadership Development

    Industry Links

    • Action Learning Set Facilitation
    • European Mentoring & Coaching Council

  • Teaching

    Department of Management

    Sheffield Business School

    OBHRM

    2003 to 2010: Employee Learning & Development, HR Strategy, Understanding & Managing Organisations, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    2002 to 2016: Organisations and Leadership, Coaching & Mentoring, HRM, Research Methods, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

  • Research

    I successfully bid for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (together with a colleague in STA faculty), in order to develop an online system which mentors and trains staff within a manufacturing company. 

  • Publications

    Key Publications

    Garvey, R., Stokes, P., & Megginson, D. (2017). Coaching and Mentoring Theory and Practice. Sage Publications Limited.

    Journal articles

    Fatien Dichon, P., Otter, K., Stokes, P., & Van Hove, L. (2019). Let’s sculpt it! Experiencing the role of context in coaching. Management teaching review. http://doi.org/10.1177/2379298119833692

    Stokes, P. (2003). Exploring the relationship between mentoring and counselling. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 31 (1), 25-38. http://doi.org/10.1080/0306988031000086143

    Conference papers

    Stokes, P., & Merrick, L. (2018). Do Coaches Get Coached. European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Conference. https://www.emccouncil.org/conference/24th-annual-mentoring-coaching-and-supervision-conference/

    Book chapters

    Stokes, P. (2017). From Principles to Practice: practitioners reflection. In Values and Ethics in Coaching.

    Stokes, P., & Merrick, L. (2012). Designing Mentoring Schemes for Organizations. In The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring. (pp. 195-216). http://doi.org/10.1002/9781118326459.ch11

    Stokes, P. (2011). Supervision in Mentoring Programmes. In Bachkirova, T., Jackson, P., & Clutterbuck, D. (Eds.) Perspectives on supervision for coaching and mentoring.

    Stokes, P. (2010). E-Development in Coaching & Mentoring. In Hussain, Z., & Clutterbuck, D. (Eds.) Virtual Coach, Virtual Mentor.

    Megginson, D., & Stokes, P. (2003). Mentoring for export success. In HRD in Small Organisations: Research and Practice. (pp. 265-284). http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203643273

    Books

    Stokes, P. (2014). Coaching and Mentoring: Theory & Practice. (2). London: Sage Publications.

    Theses / Dissertations

    Stokes, P. (2015). The skilled coachee: An alternative discourse on coach. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Coule, T.

    Presentations

    Stokes, P. (2018). Ethical Dilemmas in Action Research.

    Patmore, B., & Stokes, P. (2013). What is the impact on service users of developing a coaching culture for health service managers?

    Stokes, P. (2013). Coaching & Deliberate Action.

    Stokes, P. (2012). Organisational Mentoring.

    Stokes, P. (2012). To What Extent Will the Development of a Mentoring and Coaching Culture Improve Staff Engagement, Motivation and Team Effectiveness.

    Stokes, P. (2011). The Coach's Ego.

    Stokes, P. (2010). Intimacy in Coaching & Mentoring.

  • Other activities

    HEA fellow or senior fellow

    • 2017: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Higher Education Academy (HEA)

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Current supervisions

    • Supervising 5 PhD students and 1 DBA student.
    • 2017:PhD supervision on Coaching (3 students)
    • 2016:PhD Supervision (3 students)

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