Dr Ian Corrie, DProf

  • Principal Lecturer, Transformative Learning & Healthcare Leadership
  • Institute of Health
  • Learning, Education & Development Research Centre
  • Health and Wellbeing
Dr Ian Corrie, PhD


Current projects include:

  • Transformative Coaching – ProfDoc - Professional Doctorate
  • Health Coaching
  • Leadership and Behavioural change
  • Disruptive Peadagogy
  • Transformative Learning
  • Military & NHS Leadership

Qualifications and memberships



PgDip (Merit) Personnel Management & Development

BA (Hons) Business Management

HNC Business Studies

MBTI Coaching Practitioner

Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - CIPD

Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management - FInstLM

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts - FRSA

Member Institute for Collaborative Working -  ICW

Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council - EMCC

Academic and research interests

  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Transformative Learning
  • Transformative Leadership
  • Reflective Practice
  • Neuroscience in decision making and behaviour
  • Behavioural change
  • Disruptive Pedagogy
  • Social Equality

Research supervision

Theme lead (shared) in Centre for Research in Health and Society (CRiHS)

Visiting Professor of Applied Transformative Learning at the University of Sunderland

PhD Supervisor


  • Fell, S & Corrie, I (2021) The Use of Specialist Paramedic Led Dispatch of Specialist Resources in Emergency Ambulance Control, Journal of Paramedic Practice (in press).
  • Corrie, I, Cunliff, E & Hayes, C (2021) Acknowledging Emotive Response and Epistemic Positionality: Disruptive Transformative Pedagogy Amidst a Global Pandemic, Journal of Transformative Learning.
  • Corrie, I, & Hayes, C (2021) ‘Tripartite Innovation as a Bridge to Transformation:UK Military Medical Services and University Credit Transfer Systems’, in Turnbull, W, & Woolf, H, Widening Access to Higher Education in the UK: Developments and Approaches Using Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Open University Press (in press).
  • Hayes,C, Crane-Kramer, G, Corrie, I & Graham, Y (2021) 'Characteristic and Agentic Qualities of Women Leaders amidst Global Crises: Lessons for Higher Education, in Schnackenberg, HL and Simard, in Women and Leadership in Higher Education During Global Crises, IGI Global.
  • Hayes, C & Corrie, I (2021) 'Epistemologies of Internationalisation: Framing Cultural Positionality for Higher Education, in Lock, D., Caputo, A., and Hack-Polay, D. (Eds) 'Borderlands:The Internationalisation of Higher Education Teaching Practices', Springer.
  • Barclay, J & Corrie, I (2021) 'A case study of a university educator and students personal experience of transformative learning education during the coronavirus pandemic' Journal of Transformative Learning (In press). 
  • Hayes, C, Corrie, I & Graham, Y, (2020) 'Emotional Labour amidst Covid 19:Focus on Paramedic Practice, Journal of Paramedic Practice.
  • Hayes, C, Corrie, I, (2020) 'Driving Insights via Processes of Sociemotional Being and Becoming', IG I Global Productions.
  • Corrie, I, Lawson, R and Rowland, T (2020) Transformative Action Learning and Coaching in Healthcare Leadership, Journal of Transformative Learning.
  • Hayes, C, Corrie, I, (2020) 'Learner Centred Pedagogy - Framing Authentic Identity and Positionality in Higher Education, for IGI Global Productions
  • Corrie, I, Lawson, R and Robinson, P (2019) Transformative Learning in Practice: a students perspective. Learning & Teaching Fest 3rd July 2019, University of Cumbria, Carlisle.
  • Corrie, I and Ralph, S, (2019), Using articulation for the Army pre-hospital emergency care Cert HE and Army Uplift contract - Building bridges with credit, NUCCAT Conference, University of Cumbria, 28th July 2019.
  • 2019 - Transformative Coaching - Face-to-Face, Blended, and Online in an Industrial Context, University of Central Oklahoma Transformative Learning Conference, Corrie, I & Benson, J. 
  • 2019 - Transformative Learning applied to Leadership and Behavioural change in Engineering, Military and Healthcare in the UK, University of Central Oklahoma Transformative Learning Conference, Corrie, I & Cunliff, E.
  • 2019- Journal of Paramedic Practice, "Leadership in Training a Q&A with Ian Corrie", Vol 11, No2.
  • 2018-"Can Transformative coaching develop reflective practice in coachee's and have an impact on their communities of practice? "ITLC Columbia University NY, Corrie, I & Cunliff, E.
  • 2018-"On-line transformative community learning platform: enhancing individual and collective learning for engineering graduates as they transition from higher education into the workplace" ITLC Columbia University NY, Benson, J & Corrie, I.
  • 2018-Army Medical Services Junior Leadership Forum Shrivenham - Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Corrie, I & Harrington, R.
  • 2018 -The application of Transformative Learning theory to Coaching and mentoring (Cumbria Research and Innovation 2018 Conference), Corrie, I & Lawson, R.
  • 2018 -Critically reflecting on Transformative Coaching; A research presentation, (10th Annual Conference on Transformative Learning, University of Central Oklahoma, March 8th-9th 2018), Corrie,I & Cunliff,E. 
  • Corrie, I & Lawson, R, (2017)- Transformative executive coaching: considerations for an expanding field of research. Journal of Transformative Learning (JoTL), 4 (1). pp.50-59.
  • 2016 - Transformative Coaching for Emotional Resilience in Healthcare Professionals, (12th International Conference for Transformative Learning, Tacoma, Washington State)
  • 2015 - University of Cumbria Teaching and Learning Conference, "ILM Professional Qualifications for CPD", Corrie, I & Harrington, R.
  • 2012 – NeTNEP - Baltimore International Nursing Education Conference - Collaboration innovation and change - an e-learning approach to prescribing education in the United Kingdom Corrie, I, Sandiford J, Sherrington S, Warburton P (2012)

Recent external roles

  • Visiting Professor of Applied Transformative Learning at the University of Sunderland
  • Journal of Transformative Learning, reviewer
  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Special Advisor
  • Visitng Lecturer to Ecole Militaire, Paris France.
  • Visiting Lecturer to University of Central Oklahoma.
  • Honorary Colonel 335 Medical Evacuation Regiment, 2nd Medical Brigade