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Ms Anne Murphy


Professional Fellow of the Centre for Professional Learning (CPL)


Anne Murphy is Professional Fellow of the Centre for Professional Learning (CPL) at Leiden University’s Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs. She is an educator, researcher and consultant with thirty plus years’ experience of individual and organisation development in a wide range of sectors, settings and countries. In her consulting career, she worked internationally with public, private and third sector clients using action research and action learning to develop collaborative change initiatives in diverse settings.  This included mergers and acquisitions, knowledge management, community development, multi-sector working, partnering, young people’s leadership, development cooperation and health innovation. Since 2002 she has worked with universities on organisational research and action-research based executive programmes at the management or medical faculties of the universities of Leiden, Plymouth, Bristol, Exeter, Bradford, Lancaster and Deusto.

Anne has an MA in Management Learning (1991) from Lancaster where she is currently a doctoral candidate jointly with the Departments of Linguistics and Leadership. Her research programme, The Dynamics of Difference, looks at gender, power and talk in organisations. She holds a research studentship from Lancaster University to work on inclusive leadership from a trans-disciplinary perspective.  She co-authored The Partnering Imperative: Making Business Partnerships Work, [Wiley 2003], Managing International Partnerships and Alliances, [European Foundation for Quality Management 2001], and The Difference Engine, [Gower 1998].