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David F. Murphy, PhD

Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
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Dr David F. Murphy is Associate Professor of Sustainability & Collaborative Leadership and Academic Lead of the Initiative for Leadership & Sustainability (IFLAS), University of Cumbria. He is also leading the university’s new Doctor of Business Administration program.

David has extensive international experience of working on multi-stakeholder engagement and collaboration with senior leaders and change agents in business, government, nongovernment organizations (NGOs), and the United Nations system, including related teaching, applied research and consultancy on partnerships for sustainable development.

Recent research and knowledge exchange projects include: an international review of the transformational potential of partnerships for sustainable development; partnering capacity building for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Lancaster (UK); and empowering micro, small and medium enterprises for the SDGs. David has also recently been appointed as co-chair of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership, which brings together diverse organizations to work towards the shared goal of carbon reduction.

David holds an MSc in Comparative Development and International Policy, and a PhD in International Policy on Sustainable Development, from the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK.

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Profile created 7 July 2023

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