Beth Corcoran

PhD Student


Beth Corcoran joins the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources with a keen interest in better understanding the conditions that allow individuals and groups to thrive in organizations. She is also interested in making research more accessible to practitioners working in the field of Human Resources and Organizational Development.

Beth has over 20 years of experience working as a practitioner in HR management and OD consulting across different industries and in global organizations. She has managed and developed programs in all facets of HR, led organizational change, and managed HR teams.

Her senior management experience as an HR leader gave her the opportunity to align HR programs and initiatives with business strategy. Her global HR experience has taken her to many North American cities and she has worked with stakeholders in Europe and Asia. She has also worked as a clinician and executive coach, and she has taught students at the post-secondary level.

Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Queen's University, a Master of Arts (Psychology) from Adler University, and a CHRL designation. In addition, she attended Harvard Business School Executive Education, is an Adler International Institute trained coach, and is certified in The Birkman Method Assessment Tool. Her clinical training and experience in clinical/counselling and organizational psychology bring insight about people and their personalities to her work in organizations


Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Queens University
Master of Arts (Psychology), Adler University