Research Team


Dr Anne Graham Cagney

Waterford Institute of Technology

Anne Graham CagneyAnne Graham Cagney is a Fulbright Scholar, Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin and a Lecturer in leadership, learning and development at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). She has recently been appointed to the board of the Irish Fulbright Alumni Association. Anne is a recipient of Irish Research Council funding for her current work on international scholarly partnerships and cross-disciplinary collaborative research projects. Her post-doctoral research interests are in individual and organisational learning and development; and action learning/action research. She is currently exploring the links between useable knowledge and organisation development that support educational, business and organisational success.

During her career she has held management and executive administrative positions in Copenhagen Business School and the Open University Business School in addition to her research and teaching. Outside her academic career, she has led senior teams in the public and private sector; and facilitated other top management teams in Europe and North America in achieving significant organisation change and development.

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Ned Cohen

General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland

unnamedNed Cohen is the further education (FE) development officer working with the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI) to support the extension of its remit to the FE sector in Northern Ireland. This role includes extensive stakeholder engagement and partnership building to promote the professional development of practitioners in the sector.

Ned has a background in policy development and public affairs with the Northern Irish FE sectoral body, Colleges Northern Ireland, and with Belfast Metropolitan College developing international education partnerships including UKIERI funded work with the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and British Council award-winning partnership with Harrow College and Orbit College in South Africa. His career includes extensive experience of political communications throughout the development of the Northern Irish Peace Process (1998-2008).

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Dr Carol Yelverton-Halpin

Waterford Institute of Technology

Carol Yelverton-Halpin is a Lecturer in Critical Thinking, Professional Practice and Communications in the School of Lifelong Learning & Education, Waterford Institute of Technology.  She is Course Lead for the Adult Foundations Programme and Co-Founder of Blossoms Theatre in Education.  Her doctoral research is in the field of critical education theory with a particular focus on the ‘self’ and insights into transformative possibilities. She is currently exploring the links between power, social disadvantage and education and its impact on the ‘self’.

During her career, she has held roles in community and further education in the South East; leading and developing programmes in personal development, supervisory management and training, development and integrated counselling.  Other key areas of experience and practice include the development of programmes to support student learning development and mentoring for teaching practice. Carol is the author of a series of illustrated children’s short stories, an NLP practitioner, and qualified in psychometric testing (BPS). Outside her academic career, Carol has held management and supervisory roles in the provision of social care and care skills programmes within the VEC sector.

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