Developing organisational and financial models
for including non-formal sector qualifications
in National Qualifications Frameworks

Dr Anne Murphy

Dr Anne Murphy is attached to the Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU) in the Dublin Institute of Technology where she is involved in PhD supervision, international research and consultancy, guest lecturing and publishing. Previously she was based in the Directorate of Academic Affairs involved in academic development, postgraduate teaching, national and international research projects, and in policy, quality assurance and practice aspects of recognition of non-formal and informal learning. Her academic record includes a decade in the National University of Ireland Maynooth and an early career as a second level teacher. She did consultancy work for Irish Aid in Africa, for the Council of Europe, for qualifications authorities in Romania, Malta and Malaysia,  for the Ministry for Higher Education in Saudi Arabia and for TEMPUS in Russia. In recent years she has been a visiting lecturer in Kazakhstan, contributing to several conferences there including the First Nazarbayev Reading in Astana and the first G-Global webinar from Pavlodar on the role of universities in sustaining nuclear-free development paradigms. She is founder-editor of the DIT online journal Level3, a scientific committee member for the European Journal of Qualifications, and a long-standing book reviewer for Emerald Publishing. She is also a scientific committee member for The University in Society (UniSo) network annual international conference and publication.

Current PhD supervision topics include: the knowledge society; deontologies of inclusive education; music education; staff development strategies for VLEs

Current academic development activities include supporting teaching staff in a kindergarten centre for children with autism in Kazakhstan.