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Dr Tatiana Rowson

Lecturer in Coaching

Programme Director for the BA Business and Management
Fellow, UK HEA

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  • Ageing and Well-Being at Work, 
  • Life and Career Transitions, 
  • Executive Coaching


Henley Business School building room 238, Whiteknights campus

Dr Tatiana Rowson is Lecturer in Coaching at Henley Business School and 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 (HEA). Her research interests are in the areas of ageing, career and well-being.

Reference: Rowson, T. S. (2018) Later adulthood: physical and cognitive. In: Lambert, L. and Pasha-Zaidi, N. (eds.) An introduction to psychology for the Middle East (and beyond). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 9781527511828
Reference: Rowson, T. , Meyer, A. and Houldsworth, E. (2021) Work identity pause and reactivation: a study of cross-domain identity transitions of trailing wives in Dubai. Work, Employment and Society. ISSN 0950-0170 doi:
Reference: Rowson, T. S. (2015) Transition to retirement for expatriates in the UAE: a psychological perspective. In: Al-Karam, C. Y. and Haque, A. (eds.) Mental Health and Psychological Practice in the United Arab Emirates. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 93-102. ISBN 9781137567529 doi:
Reference: Passmore, J. and Rowson, T. S. (2019) Neuro-linguistic-programming: a critical review of NLP research and the application of NLP in coaching. International Coaching Psychology Review, 14 (1). pp. 57-69. ISSN 2396-8753
Reference: Rowson, T. S. and Phillipson, C. (2020) ‘I never really left the university:’ continuity amongst male academics in the transition from work to retirement. Journal of Aging Studies, 53. 100853. ISSN 0890-4065 doi:
Reference: Rowson, T. (2019) Compassion-focused perceptual positions. The Coaching Psychologist, 15 (1). ISSN 1748-1104
Reference: Rowson, T. S. and Gonzalez-White, M. D. C. (2019) ‘I’m older but I can still do this job’: the experiences of mature women in an age-sensitive occupation. Educational Gerontology, 45 (4). pp. 248-258. ISSN 1521-0472 doi:

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Most recent news & media

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 2019).

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).

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.