I am Director of Higher Education at Immanuel College in Hertfordshire and was previously Assistant Headteacher at an ethnically diverse comprehensive school in London. Through my work, I have recognised the desperate need for mentoring and guidance for students in addition to their formal academic curriculum. Having provided this guidance at schools and colleges, I established my own coaching practice, focused on education and careers (www.natalielancer.com). I have helped countless students realise their potential and secure places at the university of their choice.

At Birkbeck, University of London, I am currently researching the value of coaching undergraduates. I coach young people as part of the Business Skills and Personal Development Programme I designed, recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management. I am the Director of the Educational Development and Evaluation Centre (www.edecentre.org) and have lectured and published on coaching in the education sector.
Education
Oriental Studies MA, University of Oxford, 2003
PGCE Science, Middlesex University, 2006
Education Policy MA, King's College London, 2008
Psychology Dip Psych, The Open University, 2011
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Coaching, university entrance, existential psychology, developing courses
Personal Interests
Travel and languages