Dr Tatiana Rowson

Lecturer in Coaching

Dr Tatiana Rowson

Dr Tatiana Rowson

Programme Director for the BA Business and Management Programme
Fellow of HEA
Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Henley Business School building room 238, Whiteknights campus
+44 (0) 118 378 4042


Dr Tatiana Rowson is a Business and Coaching Psychologist with international academic and consulting experience. Originally trained as a counselling psychologist, Tatiana worked for over 12 years in industry. Her area of practice includes executive coaching, executive assessment and learning and development solutions. Tatiana has acted as a consultant for high profile organisations in the UK, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates, ranging from national, international, public and private and operating in various sectors including banking and finance, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, media, energy and manufacturing. In 2014, Tatiana joined academia, where she combines her practical experience and academic knowledge in her teaching.

Tatiana is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Her research interests are in the areas of life and career transitions, ageing and identity at work, adaptability and well-being over the life course.

Programme Delivery

Tatiana is the module convener for Management Skills (MM256) and Personal Development modules. Tatiana also teaches on the coaching programmes.


Rowson, T. S. and Gonzalez-White, M. C. (2019) 'Coping with age-related decline at work: the implications for other life domains and career sustainability' – 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Boston, Massachusetts, US (9-13 August) - upcoming.

Rowson, T. S. and Gonzalez-White, M. C. (2019) 'I'm older but I can still do this job': the experiences of mature women in an age-sensitive occupation – British Gerontological Society Conference. Liverpool, UK (10-12 July 2019) - upcoming.

Denyer, K. and Rowson, T. S. (2019) Changing from an organisation-based career to a protean career: a qualitative exploration through the framework of Life Designing. Paper presented at Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference in Chester, UK (9-11 January 2019).

Houldsworth, E., Rowson, T. S., and Tresidder, A. (2018). It's Not the MBA, its what YOU do with it – findings from an exploratory study into the MBA as a career development resource. Paper presented on 21 June 2018, EURAM June 2018, SIG 06 Innovation.

Rowson, T. S. (2016) The impact of emotions in the adjustment to a MSc programme Presented at Heriot-Watt University teaching and learning forum April 2016.

Rowson, T. S. (2014) Social Gerontology in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region context. MENA Geriatric Summit. 11–13 December 2014. Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center, Dubai, UAE.

Rowson, T. S. and Teh, J. (2014) – Ethical leadership and innovative work behaviour: An exploratory study of the experiences of employees in Dubai presented at the 7th Quality Conference in the Middle East. 3-5 March 2014.

Rowson, T. S. (2013) The transition to retirement and the desire for professional continuity at the International Psychology Conference Dubai, 1-2 November 2013.

Rowson, T. S. (2007) How Retirement Affects Professional Workers' Identity Presented at NOGS annual conference (now renamed as ERA, part of the British Society of Gerontology). UK, May, 2007.


Articles and Reports:

Rowson, T. S. and Gonzalez-White, M. C. (2019): 'I'm older but I can still do this job': the experiences of mature women in an age-sensitive occupation, Educational Gerontology, DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2019.1611223

Rowson, T. S. (2019) Compassion-focused perceptual positions. The Coaching Psychologist 15(1) June 2019.

Passmore, J. and Rowson, T. S. (2019) Neuro-linguistic programming: A review of NLP research and the application of NLP in coaching. International Coaching Psychology Review v.14(1).

Rowson, T. S. (2018) Coaching for successful ageing at work. Coaching Perspective. July 2018.

Rowson, T. S. (2013) Retired Academics and Professional Continuity: A Cross-cultural Comparison in Generations Review, Volume 23, Number 3, July 2013. British Society for Gerontology.

Book Chapters:

Rowson, T. S. (2015) Transition to retirement for Expatriates in the UAE: A Psychological Perspective. In C. York Al-Karam and A. Haque (Eds) Mental Health and Psychological Practice in the United Arab Emirates. Palgrave (Oct 2015). Chapter 8. Pp.93-102.

Schifferle, T (2002) Aposentadoria e grupos de reflexão (Retirement and reflection groups) In T.C.G.M Negreiros (Ed), A Nova Velhice’ (The New Old Age) Revinter Editors. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Chapter 7 pp.89-100.