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Dr Pamella Murray

Senior Lecturer in Leadership

Worcester Business School

Contact Details


tel: 01905 54 2058

I enjoy enhancing student and client performance using a combination of experiential, educational and psychological development methodologies. The University suits my philosophy of education in that students are robustly challenged whilst being carefully supported. I appreciate working collaboratively with peers and seniors in WBS, across the University and externally. There are many opportunities for me to inform my teaching practice through working in the local community and in a range of sectors.

PGCert in Education
MA Leadership Studies
PhD Coaching Science
MPhil Sport Psychology
MSc Recreation Management
BA (Dist) Sports Coaching and Management
Extensive professional qualifications





Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Leadership Theory
Leadership Development
Performance Leadership
Coaching Science
Sports Psychology
Mentoring Practice
Self Awareness & Regulation
Learner Development & Autonomy
Emotional Intelligence
Professional Development

Performance Leadership
Military Cognition
Coaching Science
Applications of mentoring & coaching to enhance personal effectiveness & performance
Community Engagement
Wellbeing & Exercise Adherence
Equality issues

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Fellow, IMSPA Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity
Fellow, The Higher Education Academy Member, Coaching & Mentoring Network
Member, Chartered Management Institute
Member, European Council of Coaching and Mentoring
Accredited Coach, Sports Coach UK
Member & Coach, Federation of Inline Speed Skating



Murray-Hopkin, P. (2011). Application of methodologies from coaching and from mentoring to advance leadership practice in the Royal Air Force; Presented at 7th Annual Coaching and Mentoring Research Conference, International Centre for Coaching and Leadership Development: Keynote Speaker.

Murray-Hopkin, P. (2011). Performance Leadership. Journal of Industrial and Commercial Training.

Carr, K., Thatham, P. & Murray-Hopkin, P. (2010). Cognitive Heuristics and Cognitive Biases: Pitfalls for the Unwary. Joint Services Staff College, Shrivenham.

As an invited member on the Expert Working Panel in collaboration with the Equality and Human Rights Commission, contributor to Annual Report to the Secretary of State, Subject: The Complaints Procedures in the Ministry of Defence, March 2010.

Murray-Hopkin, P. (2009). En vivo leadership. 9th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe , IESEG School of Management, Conference Proceedings, Catholic University of Lille.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External Examiner with Oxford Brookes University for MA in Coaching & Mentoring and other accredited courses with the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring
External Reviewer with University of Buckingham for MSc in Leadership
Performance Development Consultant with the RAF for Leadership, Coaching & Mentoring
Extended research team member, Centre for Human Systems, University Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Corporate Coach with Festival Housing Group
Text Reviewer with Oxford University Press for Leadership
Member of Expert Working Panel with Equality and Human Rights Commission for Ministry of Defence
Periodic Review Panel Member with University of Essex for Leadership
External for Degree Validation with Essex College for the Business Management Degree Programmes

Current PhD Projects


Coaching and Mentoring