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Dr Andrea Giraldez-Hayes

Programme Leader MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology / Senior Lecturer in Coaching and Positive Psychology

Andrea's research interest are the integration of Coaching and Positive Psychology, Arts and Wellbeing, and Positive Education

    Dr Andrea Giraldez-Hayes is an experienced coach, consultant and academic with an international reputation who helps individuals and organisations to flourish.
    She has completed a PhD in Philosophy and Education (UNED), a PG Dip in e-learning, 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, Uruguay and Argentina.
    Over the years she has developed expertise in Coaching and Positive Psychology in Education and Arts, Social Equity and Wellbeing, and has been researching, publishing and teaching these topics both in Higher Education and other organisational settings.
    Always committed to social causes, she 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)


    Most Recent Research
    - The integration of Coaching and Positive Psychology

    Previous Research
    - Coaching and Positive Psychology in Education
    - Arts and Wellbeing


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

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

    Giraldez-Hayes, A. & van Nieuwerburgh, C. (2016). Coaching Educativo (Coaching in Education). Madrid: Paraninfo

    Giraldez-Hayes, A. (2015). Online training for coaching in education: An alternative to face to face. Coaching Today, 16, 15-20.



    Positive Education

    - Arts and Wellbeing 
         - Creativity

    - Social Equity



    Coaching Theory and Practice

    Research Supervision. Qualitative Research Methods