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Joanna Molyn-Blanchfield

Joanna Molyn-Blanchfield PGCHE, BSc, MBA, MPhil

Joanna Molyn-Blanchfield

Joanna Molyn-Blanchfield
PGCHE, BSc, MBA, MPhil

Senior Lecturer

Department of Accounting & Finance

Business School

Joanna is an academic researcher and lecturer with a background in City finance (Dresdner/Allianz), Organisational Development (OD) and consultancy. Joanna's research looks into the effectiveness of coaching and into coaching as a Higher Education tool to increase students' employability effort. She is currently working in collaboration with Professor David Gray from the University of Greenwich and Professor Erik de Haan from Ashridge Business School on developing a research bid for the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School.

Before joining academia, Joanna worked in the City investment bank, Dresden Kleinwort, in their Corporate Finance, Marketing and Global Debt divisions in different roles. Prior to that, Joanna worked as a Research Assistant for Business Management and Finance (BMF UK) Ltd, an official advisor to the Polish government responsible for major restructuring and privatisation programmes in Poland.

Most recently, Joanna has worked as a leadership facilitator and coach. She designed and delivered two leadership and innovation development programmes for the BBC, and a marketing project "The Commercial Value of Innovation" for BNY Mellon. Joanna has also designed and facilitated leadership workshops for Angel Academe and FLASH (a EU funded project).

Joanna is currently teaching the following courses:

  • Course Leader, Quantitative Analysis and Systems, undergraduate level
  • Course Leader, Foundations of Scholarship, Master's level
  • Course Leader, Managing Information Resources (CIPD accredited), MA level from 2006-08
  • Employability Tutor and Coach
  • Year 1 Tutor
  • Personal and Professional Development Tutor
  • Erasmus Co-ordinator from 2003-2008 (Erasmus EU initiative)
  • Quantitative Analysis and Systems, BA level
  • Personal and Professional Development, BA level
  • Employability workshops, BA level
  • Research Methods, BA level
  • Foundations of Scholarship, MA level
  • Managing Information Resources (CIPD accredited), MA level

FLASH innovation workshops

Joanna is currently studying part-time for a PhD in using coaching as a tool for raising the employability of students.

Molyn, J. (2016) The Role and Effectiveness of Coaching in Increasing Career Self-Efficacy, Outcome Expectancy and Employability Efforts of Higher Education Students.
Closing the gap: Research and Practice on Black and Minority Ethnic Student Attainment in Higher Education, 27th June 2016, University of Kent

Molyn, J. (2015) The Role and Effectiveness of Coaching in Increasing Students' Self-Efficacy, Outcome Expectancies and Employability Efforts. The 8th Annual Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Conference. Harvard Medical School, the Institute of Coaching, and McLean Hospital. 25-26 September 2015, Boston, USA

Molyn, J. & Gray, D. (2014) Measuring the Effectiveness of Career Coaching in Increasing Higher Education Students' Career Self-Efficacy and Job Search Behaviours. The 7th Annual Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Conference. Harvard Medical School, the Institute of Coaching, and McLean Hospital. 12-13 September 2014, Boston, USA

Molyn, J. (2014) T Measuring the Effectiveness of Career Coaching in Increasing Higher Education Students' Career Self-Efficacy and Job Search Behaviours. The 8th Annual Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Conference. SRHE Newer and Early Career Researchers Conference 2014, 9 December 2014, Newport, Wales

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