Anne Graham
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    X91 YO74 Waterford


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Anne is Senior Lecturer at the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, SETU, Waterford, Ireland.  Anne’s 30+ years’ experience of national and international management and programme development is combined with her experience in cross-disciplinary teaching, research, and collaborations in Higher Education. She also has substantial experience and knowledge of national and international student supervision to Masters and PhD level.

Her teaching and qualitative research interests lie in professional role identity, professional learning and development, multi-disciplinary scholarly partnerships and research collaborations (SPaRC). Anne was an invited member of the Expert Working Group on Education & Social Rights, for the Government of Ireland National Campaign ‘Creating Our Future: A National Conversation on Research in Ireland’. Her research has been funded by national and international bodies, and she has substantial publications in edited volumes and peer reviewed journals. She was the recipient of the 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar Award in Social Sciences and travelled to the US to conduct research on Enhancing Teaching-Learning Environments (TLEs) in Professional Development Programs in Education’. While in the US, Anne was the recipient of the 2014 Fulbright Scholar Social Entrepreneurship: Innovating Non-profits and Developing Communities International Award.

 Anne has held management and executive education positions including visiting research Fellowships and international appointments in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; Henley Management College, and the University of Reading, United Kingdom; University of Georgia and DUKE, USA; and the Open University in the UK and Europe. She is a Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Fellow, CIPD Fellow, Researcher in Residence with the Teaching Council, and President Emerita, Irish Fulbright Alumni Association. Anne has 25+ years teaching and training experience, and extensive national and international experience in Organisation Development and Change (HR/OD) roles.

Outside her academic career, Anne has led senior teams in the public, private and NFP sector; and she has facilitated other top management teams in Ireland, the UK, Europe and North America in achieving significant organisation change and development.

Specific areas of expertise: Transformative Learning, Identity Self-States and Professional Role Engagement; Qualitative Research Methodologies.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Finding the Red Thread: Toward a Theory of Transformative Learning in Executive Education, Trinity College Dublin

Award Date: 11 Nov 2011

Postgraduate Diploma, E-Facilitation/Blended learning, University of Reading

Award Date: 18 Jun 2004

Postgraduate Diploma, Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, National College of Ireland

Award Date: 15 Nov 2001

Bachelors Degree, Cognitive Psychology

Award Date: 26 Nov 1994

Masters Degree, Industrial Relations & Strategic HRD, Keele University

Award Date: 15 Oct 1993

Bachelors Degree, Industrial Relations & Law, National College of Ireland

Award Date: 16 Sep 1989

Bachelors Degree, Early Childhood Development & the Montessori Method, St Nicholas Montessori College Ireland

Award Date: 17 Jun 1987

National Diploma, Industrial Relations Studies, National College of Ireland

Award Date: 21 Nov 1985

National Diploma, Legal, Administrative and Policy in Financial Services Industry, The Institute of Bankers in Ireland

Award Date: 20 Oct 1980

External positions

Researcher in Residence, The Teaching Council

Jan 2022 → …

Past President, Irish Fulbright Alumni Association

Jun 2021Jun 2023

Vice President, Irish Fulbright Alumni Association

Jun 2019Jun 2021

Hon Membership Secretary, Irish Fulbright Alumni Association

Jun 2017Jun 2019


  • BF Psychology
  • HD28 Management. Industrial Management
  • L Education (General)
  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education


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