Dr. Noel Murray
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Dr. Noel Murray is a post-doctoral researcher in RIKON where his interest lies in the development of management capabilities in tourism destination networks. Noel has published extensively in both national and international peer reviewed conferences and is currently working with SMEs in the development of their tourism destinations.
Noel has an impressive educational pedigree having graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in 2001 with a Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons). Noel also completed a Higher Diploma in Education in Trinity College Dublin and pursued a career teaching Business and Economics at second level. Returning to WIT, he graduated with a first class honours Masters in Business Studies and his subsequent PhD research examined tourism destination efficacy from a management perspective.
Noel has extensive industry experience across disciplines such as project management, retail management, recruitment and hospitality and was a key member of the Failte Ireland Tourism Learning Networks team which interacted with over 500 SMEs in the South of Ireland.
Within WIT, Noel also acts as the Learning Support Coordinator organising the services provided by the Academic Skills Centre for the Disability Office. In this capacity, Noel has developed and delivered a range of workshops specifically aimed at assisting students with learning disabilities.