Jak has 26 years’ experience of working as a teacher, SENCo, Educational Psychologist, Senior Educational Psychologist and Coaching Psychologist, and is now also a professional tutor on the Doctorate in Educational Psychology at the University of Bristol. Her doctoral research explored the benefits of peer coaching systems in secondary schools, and has recently been published in an international coaching journal. Jak’s coaching expertise informs her work with clients, APS team development and APS service delivery. She brings a calm, considered, positive and thoughtful approach to her role, with an attention-to-detail that enhances the quality of any work undertaken. Jak now uses her coaching expertise to support individual APS psychologists (including the Director) with their performance, development and wellbeing, which is an invaluable asset to the team.
Research and Publications
Adams, M. & Lee, J. (2021). Coaching in education: Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and staff. In M. Watts & I. Florance (Eds.), Emerging Conversations in Coaching & Coaching Psychology. Abingdon: Routledge. Available from Routledge's website. Lee, J. (2017). 'We can't do it just to make them feel good!': An exploration into the benefits of coaching in secondary schools. International Coaching Psychology Review, 12 (2), pp. 110-124.
Lee, J. (2013). Coaching in secondary schools: An exploration of the benefits for individuals and school improvement through professional learning communities. Unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Bristol.
Adams, M. & Lee, J. (2017). How can coaching contribute to enhanced performance, development & wellbeing in schools? Keynote presentation at the Bristol Head Teachers’ Conference, Bristol, March 2017.