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Dr Tatiana Rowson

Lecturer in Coaching

Programme Area Director for Business and Management
Programme Director for the BA Business and Management
Department Director of Internal Teaching Support for Undergraduate and Pre-Experience Postgraduate Students
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 a Lecturer in Coaching, the Programme Director for the BA and BSc Business and Management (Pathway) and a member of the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies and the Centre for Business Ethics and Sustainability at Henley Business School.

Tatiana's research interests are the topics of ageing at work and the experiences of older workers. Her particular focus is on how life, work and career transitions from midlife impact health and well-being, labour force participation and economic activity in later working life. She also studies how individuals make sense of, and respond to, changing circumstances at identity and behavioural levels.

Tatiana's work is multidisciplinary in nature and is informed by theories from psychology, sociology and social gerontology. Her recent projects explore the topics of inequalities between groups, cumulative advantages and disadvantages, precarious work conditions, age discrimination (gendered ageism) and disrupted trajectories (transitions) in the life course. She has published in prestigious journals and is on the editorial board for the journal Work, Employment and Society.

Her area of practice includes executive assessment, executive coaching and leadership and management development programmes. Tatiana brings her expertise to her personal development and professional excellence teaching.

Prior to joining academia, Tatiana worked for 12 years as an organisational psychologist and was a consultant to high profile organisations in the UK, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates. These operated at national and international levels and in both public and private sectors. The industries covered included banking and finance, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, media, energy and manufacturing.

Reference: Rowson, T. S. , Jaworska, S. and Gibas, I. (2023) Hot topic: examining discursive representations of menopause and work in the British media. Gender, Work & Organization. ISSN 1468-0432 (In Press)
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Tatiana Rowson
Reference: Kalyuzhnova, Y. , Rowson, T. and Khlystova, O. (2021) Are virtual breakout rooms a blessing or curse in teaching and learning? In: Learning, Teaching & Student Experience 2021, 29-30 Jun 2021, Virtual.
Henley faculty authors:
Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova - Dr Tatiana Rowson
Reference: McEwen, D. and Rowson, T. (2022) ‘Saying yes when you need to and no when you need to’: an interpretative phenomenological analysis on coaches’ well-being. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research & Practice. ISSN 1752-1890 doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Tatiana Rowson
Reference: Rowson, T. , Beck, V., Hyde, M. and Evans, E. (2022) Occupational social class differences in the impact of COVID-19 related employment disruptions on retirement planning amongst older workers in England. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 23 (4). pp. 174-184. ISSN 1471-7794 doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Tatiana Rowson
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
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Tatiana Rowson
Reference: Rowson, T. , Meyer, A. and Houldsworth, E. (2022) Work identity pause and reactivation: a study of cross-domain identity transitions of trailing wives in Dubai. Work, Employment and Society, 36 (2). pp. 235-252. ISSN 0950-0170 doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Tatiana Rowson - Dr Elizabeth Houldsworth
Reference: Denyer, K. and Rowson, T. S. (2022) ‘I’ve finally got my expression’: the anchoring role of identity in changing from an organisation-based career to a protean career path. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling. ISSN 0306-9885 doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Tatiana Rowson
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:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Tatiana Rowson
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
Henley faculty authors:
Professor Jonathan Passmore - Dr Tatiana Rowson
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:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Tatiana Rowson
Reference: Rowson, T. (2019) Compassion-focused perceptual positions. The Coaching Psychologist, 15 (1). ISSN 1748-1104
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Tatiana Rowson
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:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Tatiana Rowson

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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.