Andrea Giraldez Hayes

Dr Andrea Giraldez-Hayes

Clinical Director, Wellbeing and Psychological Services Clinic.

, School of Psychology

As the Programme Leader for the MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology and the PgCert in Coaching Psychology Supervision, I am responsible for the academic leadership, management and assessment, as well as for the strategic planning.


  • PhD in Philosophy and Education
  • MSc in Applied Psychology
  • Counselling Studies L3 (ongoing)
  • PgCert in Soft Skills and Experiential Learning
  • Diplomas in Coaching (Performance Coaching, Youth and Parents, Education)
  • PgDip in e-learning

Areas Of Interest

  • Social justice
  • Supervision
  • Education
  • Arts and wellbeing
  • Artful coaching
  • Soft skills
  • Experiential learning.
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Dr Andrea Giraldez-Hayes is Senior Lecturer of Coaching Psychology and the Programme Leader for the MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology and the PgCert in Coaching Psychology Supervision.

She is an experienced coach, consultant and academic with an international reputation who helps individuals and organisations to flourish and thrive. Andrea has completed a PhD in Philosophy and Education (UNED), an MSc in Applied Psychology (Conversion – Robert Gordon University), a PG Dip in e-learning (UNED), a PG Cert in the Delivery of Soft Skills and Experiential Learning (University of Roehampton) and diplomas in Positive Psychology, Coaching, Mindfulness and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. 

With a background in music and arts, she has worked as a university lecturer and consultant for Departments of Education and Culture in Spain, Italy, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina. She has also been in charge of the Arts, Culture and Citizenship Programme for the Ibero American Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) between 2007 and 2017.

Over the years, she has developed expertise in coaching and positive psychology, with a particular interest in wellbeing, education, arts and social justice. Andrea researched, published and lectured on these topics both in Higher Education and other organisational settings.

She is currently Associate Editor for Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice and a member of the advisory board for the International Journal of Coaching Psychology. She is also a member of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology (BPS) and the International Accreditations Committee for EMCC.

Always committed to social causes, Andrea regularly works as a volunteer coach for Parent Gym, UpRising, Lon-Art and the Humanitarian Coaching Network. Clients and peers describe her as an inspirational lecturer and empowering coach.

European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). Senior Practitioner
International Coach Federation (ICF). Professional Certified Coach
International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
British Psychological Society (BPS)


Andrea's areas of research expertise include:

  • Arts and psychological wellbeing
  • Creativity in coaching and positive psychology
  • The boundaries between coaching and therapy
  • Coaching psychology supervision
  • Coaching in education
  • Positive Education



  • Coaching & mentoring research. A practical guide.

Giraldez-Hayes, A.. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. DOI: 10.1080/17521882.2020.1823444.

  • The role of music therapy and alternative therapies in the treatment of ADHD: An exploratory study.

Acebes, A. & Giraldez-Hayes, A.. 2019. Medicina naturista, 13(1), 15-20.

  • Online training for coaching in education: An alternative to face to face.

Giraldez-Hayes, A.. 2015. Coaching Today, 16, 15-20.

  • Habilidades para la vida. Aprender a ser y a convivir en la escuela. (Life skills. Learning to be and learning to live together in schools).

Giraldez-Hayes, A. & Prince, E.S.. 2017. Madrid: SM.

  • Transnational Collaboration.

Giraldez-Hayes, A. & Carabias, D.. 2017. In E. Himonides & A. King (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology and Education (pp. 273-281). London: Routledge.

  • Coaching Educativo (Coaching in Education).

Giraldez-Hayes, A. & van Nieuwerburgh, C.. 2016. Madrid: Paraninfo.


  • Coaching Theory and Practice
  • Coaching Psychology Supervision