Staff profile

Professor Dawn Forman

Visiting Professor to the University of Derby Online Learning

Dawn Forman presenting a lecture


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


University of Derby Online Learning





For the last 9 years I have been a co-owner and director of Interactive Leadership and Management Development a consultancy specialising in executive coaching, leadership and team development and academic writing. I have been privileged to work on a free-lance basis with universities and health services internationally. Prior to my free-lance work I was a Dean of Faculty for 13 years in the UK and I worked in Australia for 15 months. My coaching clients are based all over the world and it’s this aspect of my work that I find most stimulating.

I am currently associate, for the Higher Education Academy, the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and a senior associate of Ranmore Consulting.

I am widely published, including eight books and over 90 peer reviewed articles and I have been a key note speaker at numerous international conferences. I am a Visiting Professor at the University of Derby and the University of Chichester (UK) and Adjunct Professor at Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand) and Curtin University, Perth Australia.

Research interests

Governance and Leadership, Executive Coaching, Interprofessional Education, Dementia, Integrated health and social care.

Membership of professional bodies


Additional interests and activities

Travel, Learning to speak Spanish, walking and swimming.

Recent publications