Staff profile

Rose Schofield

Pathway Leader, MA Ed Leadership Coaching and Mentoring


College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Research centre

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



Specialist Pathway Leader, MA Ed Leadership Coaching and Mentoring. Academic interests include growing the learner from within and the role of emotion in learning. I am inspired by people, curious and creative. My students are a huge source of inspiration and I love to learn with them. 

Recipient of Awards: 

Other recognitions:

My student achievements:

First book publication 2014 - Coaching Presence- a very hard skill to learn; the Times Higher Education Award 2014: Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers; EMCC Mentoring Award 2014: Best Mentoring Programme (shortlisted); 2013 student's coachee receives national award from Theresa May (HMO Home Secretary) for voluntary charity organisation set up to support victims of human trafficking; business development; job changes; career moves and publications (peer reviewed and professional).

Teaching responsibilities

I have varied responsibilities including: 

Professional interests

I have strong values and beliefs around ethical and positive leadership development and believe that through education we can make the most significant difference for society (people, place and planet).

My interests include:

Research interests

PhD research: I am currently exploring the role of emotion in learning relationships from an institutional perspective. As my professional experience expands, I am challenged by what I see and hear in education.

Membership of professional bodies

Chartered MCIPD, Association for Coaching (AC) and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), Senior Teaching Fellow Higher Education Academy and hold British Psychological Society: Psychometric Test User and European Psychometric Test User status.


Recent conferences

Schofield, R. (2013) EMCC Regional Coaching Forum: E, C, or I: What's in a name? Presentation and Discussion Forum, Nottinghamshire and East Yorkshire Regions

Schofield, R. (2012) The Confident You. Presentation, Administrator's in Higher Education Conference, Derby, June

Schofield, R. and Rosen, C. (2011) Validity and Equivalence in Work Based Learning. Presentiation, The Work Based Learning Futures Conference, Derby, September

Schofield, R. (2011) The Meaning of Transformation: Finding Threads and Stories People Tell Themselves. Virtual presentation. The 18th International Journal of Learning Conference, Mauritius, July - now published peer reviewed paper

Bowen, S. and Schofield, R. (2011) Case Study: Changing the Management Mindset to Manage Momentum in Higher Education. Virtual presentation, The 18th International Journal of Learning Conference, Mauritius, July - now published peer reviewed paper

Schofield, R., Davis, C. and Taylor, J. (2011) Safe Enough to Dare. Presentation, EPIC ePortfolios and Identities - International Conference, London, July

Schofield, R. (2010) 'Growing the Learner from within'. Conference presentation and paper. European Mentoring and Coaching Council's 18th International Conference, Dublin, November

Schofield, R. and Bowen, S. (2010) Happy Ever After: Managing Momentum in Higher Education. Presentation, LTA Conference, Buxton, July

Schofield, R. and Towle, C. (2010) Development and Performance Reviews: From an 'outside-in' perspective. Poster, LTA Conference, Buxton, July

Schofield, R. and Smith, G. (2010) Maintaining Momentum: Taking a head or heart approach. Poster, LTA Conference, Buxton, July

Experience in industry

Since 2003 - graduated with MA and since developing career as Lecturer, Management and leadership development facilitator including individual and group coaching, coaching supervision and project worker. 
Prior to 2002 - Returning to education briefly to update knowledge and skills having worked previously as PA, in Personnel, in banking and office management. As a mother having taken a career break to accommodate family needs I sensed it was time to find 'my place' again in a work organisation. I returned to full time postgraduate study in 2002 and as a mature student I found I was inspired to learn and teach.

International experience

Having lived and worked abroad and undertaken trans-national relocation, I am familiar with a variety of cultures.

Additional interests and activities

I enjoy the outdoors, nature, hill walking, expressive arts, creativity and learning

Recent publications

At press - Schofield, R. and Walkup, V. (2013) To coach or not to coach: A case study investigating role conflict.

Bowen, S. and Shofield, R. (2013) Changing the management mindset to manage momentum in Higher Education: A case study. International Journal of Learning, 18:12, p 243-258

Schofield, R. (2011) The Meaning of Transformation: Finding Threads and The Stories People Tell Themselves,International Journal of Learning, 18:2, p 179-190

Schofield, R. (2009) Growing the learner from within: deep learning through reflective and experiential events.International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching, II:2, p 56-66