Dr Ron Lawson is a master executive coach specialising in business leadership and professional development, bringing a wealth of experience to the personal and professional development of business leaders. He has over 30 years leadership and coaching experience in both the public and private sectors,

Ron teaches coaching and mentoring at the University of Cumbria at masters and doctoral level.

Qualifications and memberships

  • MBA
  • DProf

Academic and research interests

  • Coaching and Leadership
  • Transformative learning
  • Reflective Practice


Corrie, Ian, Lawson, Ron and Rowland, Toby (2020) Transformative action coaching in healthcare leadership. Journal of Transformative Learning, 6 (2). pp. 39-51.

Corrie, I., & Lawson, R. (2017). Transformative executive coaching: Considerations for an expanding field of research. Journal of Transformative Learning (JoTL)4(1), 50-59.

Lawson, R., Shaw, G., Sanders, G., & Smith, P. (2013, April). The use of storytelling as a research method: The case of the police service of England and Wales. In ECRM2013-Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Research Methods: ECRM 2013 (p. 185). Academic Conferences Limited.


Recent external roles

  • External Examiner - Teesside University