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Dr Murphy's research explores how public, private and third sector organisations, situated in environments of violent conflict, manage and function during violence and can contribute to building peace.

She is currently working on two books. The first, Management in Conflict and Transition: the Organisational Dimensions of Building Peace explores the practices of management in the midst of on-going ethno-political conflict and subsequent conflict transformation processes.

The second, A Duty of Hope: The Anglo-Irish Division and the Work of Peace in Ireland documents the activities, development and impact of the Anglo-Irish Division of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs through the prism of peacebuilding and conflict diplomacy.

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Organizational change
  • Leadership
  • Complexity
  • Policing and the interaction of organizational processes with wider political processes
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Alumni: where are they now?

PhD title: Organisational learning and police change : PSNI's response to policing with the community

Name: Jonathan Howarth
Years of Study: 2013-2017
Country: Northern Ireland

Current position: Change Manager, Public Sector


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