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Senior Lecturer (Professional Learning and Development), Fulbright Scholar (Social Sciences), visiting professor at Henley Business School (University of Reading), UK and programme lead MA in Management in Education at the School of Lifelong Learning & Education. Over 25+ years of teaching in graduate and post-graduate education in Leadership, Strategic HRD and Organisation Development.
President, Irish Fulbright Alumni Association (IFAA), member of the Academy of Management (2011-present) and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). WIT Fulbright Ambassador 2019-2021 and WIT/TUI Research Officer.
Early career: Financial services and international consulting specialist in HR/OD (Human Resource Strategies and Organisation Development). Then university lecturer at UCD, OUBS, Henley Management College, Copenhagen Business School, and Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin prior to WIT.
Research focus: Professional Learning & Development, Multi-disciplinary Collaborations, Identity & Social Networks
Key funded research projects: Fulbright Scholar, Irish Research Council, SCoTENS, Teaching Council and WIT funded PhD scholarships
Research interests include: Professional learning and development. Cross-disciplinary thinking and learning. Inter-organisational collaboration. Action learning. Action Research.
Research Projects - see information on
Waterford Institute of Technology: Lecturer on Masters, BA (Hons) and undergraduate programmes specialising in adult learning, HRM, leadership, change management, reflective practice and critical thinking.
External experience: Lecturer on Doctoral, Masters and Executive programmes specialising in organisational behaviour, leadership, change management, strategy, HRM and critical thinking.
Waterford Institute of Technology: Research supervision/co-supervision Masters research students at WIT.
External experience: Research supervision/co-supervision of Doctoral and Masters research students and examiner Masters and Doctoral theses.
Guest/ Visiting Lecturer,
I have delivered guest lectures and seminars at various universities/ professional bodies, including:
Trinity College Dublin, NALA, Dublin Institute of Technology, Open University Business School, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Irish Management Institute and National College of Ireland.
University of Copenhagen; Henley Management College, UK; Copenhagen Business School; University of Georgia, Athens, USA; USF Global; University of Texas at Austin; College of Education, University of South Florida; USA , Henley Business School/University of Reading, UK.
Consulting & External Business Experience:
Sea-Cargo AS (Norway); AP Moller Maersk Group (Denmark); NIEA (Northern Ireland); LEGO (Denmark); Church of Ireland; South West College (Northern Ireland); Prudential European Group (UK & Ireland); Philips (Netherlands); RABO Bank (Netherlands); Microsoft (USA, UK & Ireland); Sun Micro-Systems (USA, Ireland); GSK (UK & Israel); Élan Pharmaceuticals (Ireland); Bass Group (UK); Higher Education Authority (Ireland); Garda Representative Association (Police Representative Assoc (Ireland); Local Government Computer Services Board (Ireland), Compaq (Ireland); Carr Communications;Becton Dickinson (Ireland & USA); Teagasc (Rural Development Authority, Ireland); Health & Safety Authority (Ireland).
Nominee, Research Supervisor Excellence Award, Waterford Institute of Technology (2021)
Nominee, European Teaching Excellence Award 2021
Nominee, Research Supervisor Excellence Award, Waterford Institute of Technology (2019).
Visiting Professor, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK (2010 to date)
Visiting Research Fellow, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin 2011-2014 and 2014-2017
Fulbright Scholar (Social Sciences) 2014
Fulbright Scholar Social Entrepreneurship: Innovating Nonprofits and Developing Communities International Award. Sponsored by U.S. Dept. of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.Communities. 2014
Fellow: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Member: Academy of Management
Member: European Research Network on Vocational Education and Training
Member: Educational Studies Association of Ireland
Member: International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Member: Association for Research in Post Compulsory Education
Selected Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
Cagney, O’Mahony, Cordie et al (2020). Developing an educational digital mindset: voices from an inter-disciplinary community of practice. In C. Nägele, B. E. Stalder, & N. Kersh (Eds.), Trends in vocational education and training research, Vol. III. Proceedings of the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Vocational Education and Training Network (VETNET) (pp. 62–78). https://zenodo.org/record/4008068#.X7JGgMj7TIU
Cordie, L.A., Cagney, A. G., & Adelino, L. (2020). International faculty collaborations: Social learning through professional communities. Learning Communities Journal, 12.
Graham Cagney, A. ‘I Am What I Do’ . . .Professional Voices From The Field of Adult and Further Education. In J.A. Gammel, S. Motulsky & A. Rutstein-Riley (Eds). I Am What I Become: Constructing an Identity as a Lifelong Learner. IAP Publishing. Book Chapter 2019.
Pope, E.M., deMarrais, K.P., Graham Cagney, A., & Moore, D.N., International Scholarly Communities in Fulbright Programs, Learning Communities Journal, Issue 9, 2017, 47-74. Journal Article 2017.
Full list of other peer reviewed publications and papers are set out in ORCID