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Biography

I am an accomplished, creative academic leader with an international reputation and multi-sector experience. I am also a recognised expert on the strategic shift towards digital business across multiple sectors with a proven ability to lead change and build new capacities on the national and international stage. My leadership style is solution-oriented and people-centred, and I am adept at forging, growing and sustaining new relationships with large communities and external partners.

Senior Lecturer, Waterford Institute of Technology, 1989-current

As senior academic and director of the INSYTE Centre, my role is to:

  • Develop and deliver the INSYTE strategic vision (this includes establishing and running the new INSYTE-Cooley Laboratory which has gained national attention in 2020 (new clipping enclosed).
  • Take responsibility for management and procedures associated with programme design and delivery, including school reviews and excellence in scholarship.
  • Design, develop, deliver, and direct new academic programmes, ensuring academic rigour and compliance with HETAC/QQI regulations at levels 7 through 10. The INSYTE taught MSc has secured job-bridge funding and generated €2 million in fee income.
  • Define and enhance structures and processes to maintain focus in a fast-changing landscape.
  • Build, coordinate, mentor and promote the academic team across multiple faculties.
  • Expand, forge and manage external partner relationships in education, research and industry.
  • With international and local partners, establish and take responsibility for externally funded research projects. Initiatives include projects engaging hundreds of companies and other organisations across a range of sectors. My consortia and individual student projects have attracted total funding of over €2.5 million.

Research Interests

Scholarship and Publications

I have published over 150 peer-reviewed publications including 3 edited books, 4 edited international journal special issues and 29 journal articles and book chapters. I am editor of a leading international journal and on the editorial board or review board for 3 other journals.

I have successfully supervised or examined 11 PhDs and dozens of masters’ by research studies, including 6 PhD’s at WIT.

Research Interests

Leadership of Multi-Sector National and International Networks

I have extensive experience setting up, coordinating, steering, and promoting local and international networks in science, technology and society, bringing together interdisciplinary researchers, practitioners and entrepreneurs to examine the potential and impacts of digital technologies.

Complementing my work in the Financial Services sector, I am active in multi-sectoral projects and networks with Irish industry. A signature project included the Innovation Relay Network for “Trans-National Technology Transfer (TTT)” funded by Enterprise Ireland and the IRC (under “The Pathway for European Technology”) to provide innovation supports to Irish firms.

International Networks

I sit on the Technical Board of the International Federation of Automation and Control (IFAC), a community of 50 countries with many thousands of members organised into national bodies and technical committees. I also sit on the Irish IFAC and Irish Control Systems Society (ICSS) boards. At the 20th Triennial IFAC World Congress in 2017, in recognition of almost two decades of leadership, I was elected as Coordinating Committee (CC) Chair and promoted to the Technical Board with special responsibility for social factors in control and automation. As CC Chair my direct reports are chairs and vice-chairs of 5 technical committees. These are internationally recognised experts in Asia, Europe, and the USA.

In 2020 I received the “IFAC Outstanding Service Award” for international leadership in my field.

Prior to my most recent IFAC appointment, I was the elected Chair of the Technical Committee (TC) for Technology and International Stability. I led transformational change, renaming, rebranding, and re-energising the community, more than doubling the membership, and expanding into 20 countries, reorganising our structures and creating new working groups and forums. 

In addition to my mandate as a change agent, responsibilities included organising international activities, coordinating with the technical board and secretariat, and providing academic and professional leadership. I brought 2 international standing conferences to Ireland establishing and chairing both the national and international organising committees and securing necessary funding.

I am associate editor for 3 IFAC World Congresses, Chair for Industry for the upcoming “TECIS 2018” conference in Azerbaijan and honorary Chair of the “TECIS 2019” Conference in Bulgaria. I have also had leadership roles on 20 other international professional and academic bodies. 

Research Interests

Books, Journal Articles & Book Chapters

The following are edited volumes with hyperlinks given where available.

ONeill & L. Stapleton (2022). “Digital Cultural Heritage Standards: From Silo to Semantic Web”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, forthcoming (online in January 2022: available at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00146-021-01371-1).

N Donnelly, L Stapleton and J OMahoney (2022). “Born Digital or Fossilised Digitally? How Born Digital Data Systems Continue the Legacy of Social Violence towards LGBTQI+ Communities: A Case Study of the Republic of Ireland”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, forthcoming.

Stapleton, Z. Avdeeva & V. Tsyganov (eds.) (2021). Proceedings of the 19th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS 2021), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 54, Issue 13.

Astolfi, L. Eriksson, H. Ishii, K. Janschek, M. Khammash, J. Lee, H. Panetto, K. Schilling and L. Stapleton (2020). Proceedings of the 21st World Congress of the International Federation of Automation and Control,, Berlin, July 2020, Elsevier: North Holland, IFAC-PapersOnLine volme 53 (2) (forthcoming - preprints available at time of writing).

Stapleton, A. Topalov & P.Kopacek (eds.) (2019). Proceedings of the 19th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine 52 (25) (588 pages). https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/ifac-papersonline/vol/52/issue/25

Stapleton, B. O’Neill, K. Cronin & M. Kendrick (2019). “Announcing the Professor Cooley archive at Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland: A celebration of the legacy of Mike Cooley”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, 34, pp 377–379.

Stapleton (2018). “International Stability in a Digital World-Emerging Trends in Machine Intelligence, Environmental Sustainability & Society”, Artificial Intelligence & Society, 33 (2), pp. 159-62.

Stapleton (2016). “Technology, Culture and International Stability”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, 31 (3), pp. 347-359.

.J. Organ & L. Stapleton (2016). “Technologist Engagement with Risk Management Practices during Systems Development: Approaches, Effectiveness and Challenges”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, 31 (3), pp. 347-359.

Kealy & L. Stapleton (2015). “Rebuilding Hope in Post-Conflict Regions: Telemedicine in Kosovo”, M. Hersh (ed.), Ethical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Stability, Springer-Verlag: London, pp 275-292.

Stapleton (2014). “International Systems Stability, Culture and Technology”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, 29 (2), pp. 139-142.

Kealy & L. Stapleton (2014). “Symbols Of Hope: A Case Study Of Telemedicine Projects In Post Conflict Regions”, Journal of Information Technology Case & Applications Research (JITCAR), 14 (3) pp. 3-32.

Somers & L. Stapleton (2014). “e-Agriculture Innovation Using a Human Centred Systems Lens”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, 29 (2) pp. 193-202.

Carew, L. Stapleton (2014). “Towards Empathy: A Human-Centred Analysis of Rationality, Ethics and Praxis in Systems Development”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, 29 (2), pp 149-166.

Stapleton (2013). “Zarathustra and Beyond: Exploring Culture and Values Online”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, 28 (1), pp. 95-105

Stapleton (2013).Administrative Evil and Patient Health: A Critique Of The Impact Of Manufacturing Systems On Health Care”, Comprehensive Materials Processing, 8, Elsevier: North Holland, pp 127–150.

Stapleton (ed.) (2012). Proceedings of the 14thInternational Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering, North Holland: Elsevier, (also available at IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 45, Issue 10 (182 pages)). https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/ifac-papersonline/vol/45/issue/10

Stapleton (2011). “Technology Adoption in Post-Conflict Regions: EDI Adoption in Kosovo after the War”, Journal of Global Information Management, (JGIM), 19(3) pp. 65-84.

Ovaska & L. Stapleton (2010). “Requirements Engineering during Complex Information Systems Development: Case Study of an International ICT Company”, Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research (JITCAR) 12(2), pp. 36-59.

Stapleton (2009). “Globalisation Perspective of Trends in Mechatronics and Advanced Technology Business Management: Technology Transfer & Innovation”, International Journal of Automation Austria (IJAA), 2(17).

Stapleton (2008). “Ethical Decision Making In Technology Development: A Case Study Of Participation In A Large-Scale Information Systems Development Project”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, 22(3), pp. 405-429.

Carew, L. Stapleton & G. Byrne (2008). “Implications of an Ethic of Privacy for Human-Centred Systems Engineering”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, 22(3), pp. 385-403.

Mullally, & L. Stapleton (2007). “Methodology Usage by Virtual Information Systems Development Teams”, in Barry, C., Lang, M., Wojtkowski, W., Wojtkowski, G., Wrycza, S., & Zupancic, J. (eds), The Inter-Networked World: ISD Theory, Practice, and Education, Springer-Verlag: New York.

Freeman, L. Stapleton & G. Byrne (2007). “The Information Systems Security Development Process: Through An Anthropological Lens”, in Barry, C., Lang, M., Wojtkowski, W., Wojtkowski, G., Wrycza, S., & Zupancic, J. (eds), The Inter-Networked World: ISD Theory, Practice, and Education, Springer-Verlag: New York.

Ovaska & L. Stapleton (2007). “Requirements Engineering during Complex ISD: a Sensemaking Approach”, in Barry, C., Lang, M., Wojtkowski, W., Wojtkowski, G., Wrycza, S., & Zupancic, J. (eds), The Inter-Networked World: ISD Theory, Practice, and Education, Springer-Verlag: New York.

Stapleton (2006). “Modes of Reasoning in Theories of the Social Impact of Advanced Technologies: A Critique of ERP Systems in healthcare”, Annual Reviews in Control, 30 pp. 243-253.

Kopacek, L. Stapleton, & E. Hajdrizi, (eds). (2006), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS 2006), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 35, Issue 23 (182 pages). https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/ifac-proceedings-volumes/vol/39/issue/23

Carew, and L. Stapleton (2005). ‘Towards a Privacy Framework for Information Systems Development’, in O. Vaselicas, W. Wojtowski & G. Wojtowski (eds.), Information Systems Development: Advances in Theory, Practice and Education, Kluwer Academic Press/ Plenum

Stapleton, Smith, D. & Murphy, F. (2005). ‘A Human-Centred Systems approach to the Management of Tacit Knowledge,’ Artificial Intelligence and Society, 19(2), pp. 159-179.

Murphy and L. Stapleton (2005). “Managing Tacit Knowledge in ISD Methodologies”, in O. Vaselicas, W. Wojtowski & G. Wojtowski (eds.), Information Systems Development: Advances in Theory, Practice and Education, Kluwer Academic Press/ Plenum.

Stapleton, & P. Kopacek (eds.) (2003). Technology and International Stability: Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference Technology and International Stability (SWIIS 2003), Elsevier: North Holland. https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/ifac-proceedings-volumes/vol/36/issue/9

Stapleton (2003). ‘Information Systems Development as Folding Together Humans & IT: Towards a revised theory of Information Technology development & deployment in complex social contexts’, in Grundspenkis, J, et. al.(eds.), Information Systems Development: Advances in Methodologies, Components and Management, Kluwer/Plenum Press: NY, pp.13-24.

Stapleton and Kile, F. (2005). ‘A Post-Structural Analysis of Progress in Engineering’, Control Sciences, 1, pp.33-40.

Stapleton (2003). ‘Information Systems and Automation Technology as Social Spaces’, in D. Brandt et. al., Human Centred Issues in Advanced Engineering, Elsevier: North Holland.

Stapleton & C. Murphy (2003). ‘Revisiting the Nature of Information Systems: The Urgent Need for a Crisis in IS Theoretical Discourse’, Transactions of International Information Systems, 1 (4).

Coady, L. Stapleton & B. Foley (2003). ‘TEAMWORK: A Combined Methodological and Technological Solution for E-Working Environments’, in Grundspenkis, J, et. al. (eds.), Information Systems Development: Advances in Methodologies, Components and Management, Components and Management, Kluwer/Plenum Press: NY, pp. 363-372.

Stapleton (2001). ‘Information Systems Development: An Empirical Study of Irish Manufacturing Companies’, Ph. D. Thesis, University College, Cork.

Stapleton, (1999). ‘Information Systems Development as Interlocking Spirals of Sensemaking’, in Zupancic, J., Wojtkowski, W., Wojtkowski, W.G., Wrycza, S., (eds.), Evolution and Challenges in Systems Development, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers: New York.

Peer-Reviewed Conference & Symposia Publications

Janisch & L. Stapleton (2021). “Digital Currencies and Community Empowerment in Austria: Gesell’s Concept of Effective Demand as a Basis for Local Digital Currencies”, in L. Stapleton, Z. Avdeeva & V. Tsyganov (eds.) (2021). Proceedings of the 19th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS 2021), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 54, Issue 13, 2021, Pages 698-703,

Brenda O’Neill, Larry Stapleton, Mary Doyle-Kent, Peter Kopacek (2021). “Diversity and Inclusion Working Group: Raising the Profile of Diversity and Inclusion in IFAC”, in L. Stapleton, Z. Avdeeva & V. Tsyganov (eds.) (2021). Proceedings of the 19th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS 2021), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 54, Issue 13, pp. 576-581,

Donnelly & L. Stapleton (2021). “Digital Enterprise Technologies: Do Enterprise Control and Automation Technologies Reinforce Gender Biases and Marginalisation?”, in L. Stapleton, Z. Avdeeva & V. Tsyganov (eds.) (2021). Proceedings of the 19th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS 2021), IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 54, Issue 13, pp. 551-556.

John Organ, Brenda O’Neill & Larry Stapleton (2021). “Artificial Intelligence and Human-machine symbiosis in Public Employment Services (PES): Lessons from Engineer and Trade Unionist, Professor Michael Cooley”, in L. Stapleton, Z. Avdeeva & V. Tsyganov (eds.) (2021). Proceedings of the 19th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS 2021), IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 54, Issue 13, pp. 387-392,

Brandt, K. Gill, B. O’Neill, and L. Stapleton (2020). “A Discourse On AI and Society: Your Calculus May Be Greater Than His Calculus But Will It Pass The Sullenberger Hudson River Test?”, Astolfi et al (eds), Proceedings of the 21st World Congress of the International Federation of Automation and Control, Berlin, July 2020, Elsevier: North Holland (forthcoming).

Chowdury, O. Costello, M. Doyle-Kent, P. Kopacek, B. O’Neill, J. Organ & L. Stapleton (2020). “TECIS Inclusion and Diversity Group: Vision”, Astolfi et al (eds), Proceedings of the 21st World Congress of the International Federation of Automation and Control, Berlin, July 2020, Elsevier: North Holland (forthcoming).

O’Neill & L. Stapleton (2020). “Social Responsibility, Human Centred Systems and Engineering Ethics: A New Manifesto for Systems Engineering Design Praxis“, , Astolfi et al (eds), Proceedings of the 21st World Congress of the International Federation of Automation and Control, Berlin, July 2020, Elsevier: North Holland (forthcoming).

Stapleton, B. O’Neill and P. McInerney (2020. “The ENRICHER Method for Human Machine Symbiotics & Smart Data: A Socially Responsible Approach to the Intelligent Augmentation of Knowledge Work”, Astolfi et al (eds), Proceedings of the 21st World Congress of the International Federation of Automation and Control, Berlin, July 2020, Elsevier: North Holland (forthcoming).

Stapleton, B. O’Neill and P. McInerney (2020). “Intelligent Control and Automation Systems: Mike Cooley’s Vision of Socially-Responsible, Human-Centred Technology”, Astolfi et al (eds), Proceedings of the 21st World Congress of the International Federation of Automation and Control, Berlin, July 2020, Elsevier: North Holland (forthcoming).

Kopacek and L. Stapleton (2020). “The IFAC TC SWIIS: Past, Present, Future”, Astolfi et al (eds), Proceedings of the 21st World Congress of the International Federation of Automation and Control, Berlin, July 2020, Elsevier: North Holland (forthcoming).

O’Neill & L. Stapleton (2020). “A Human-Centred Systems Theory of e-Agriculture Automation and Control Systems Adoption”, Astolfi et al (eds), Proceedings of the 21st World Congress of the International Federation of Automation and Control, Berlin, July 2020, Elsevier: North Holland (forthcoming).

Winner of “Best Paper Award”:

Organ & L. Stapleton (2019). “A Socio-Technical Systems Framework for Risk Management in Financial Services: Some Empirical Evidence from a Case Study of the Irish Banking Crisis”, in A. Topalov, P.Kopacek & L. Stapleton (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine 52 (25)

Aliu, L. Stapleton, H. Metin and E. Hajrizi (2019). “Web-Enabled Business in SMEs in Less Developed Regions an Empirical Study of the Influence of Government Incentives, Physical Location and Cost”, in L. Stapleton, A. Topalov & P. Kopacek (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine 52 (25).

Limani, E. Hajrizi, L. Stapleton & M. Retkoceri (2019). “Digital Transformation Readiness in Higher Education Institutions (HEI): The Case of Kosovo”, in L. Stapleton, A. Topalov & P. Kopacek (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine 52 (25),.

Guerra & L. Stapleton (2019). “Complexity in Business Systems Automation Requirements Engineering: Social and Power Effects in Systems Engineering Projects in Brazil”, in L. Stapleton, A. Topalov & P. Kopacek (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine 52 (25).

Stapleton, B. O’Neill, K. Cronin, P. McInerney, M, Hendrick & E, Dalton (2019). “A Semi-Automated Systems Architecture for Cultural Heritage: Sustainable Solutions for Digitising Cultural Heritage”, in L. Stapleton, A. Topalov & P. Kopacek (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine 52 (25).

Ramirez Arizmendi & L. Stapleton (2019). “Failure Factors in the Control of Large-Scale Business Intelligence Systems Development Projects: Case Study of an Advanced Engineering Firm in Mexico”, in L. Stapleton, A. Topalov & P. Kopacek (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine 52 (25).

A. Hersh, L. Stapleton & P. Kopacek (2019). “Sustainable Engineering for the 21st Century and Beyond”, in L. Stapleton, A. Topalov & P. Kopacek (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine 52 (25).

Thakar, T. Tsultrim, L. Stapleton & L. Doyle (2018). “Integrating Ontology Engineering and Process Mining in the Analysis and Management of Global Financial Technology Business Processes”, in P. Kopacek and B. Ibrahimov (eds.), Proceedings of the IFAC Int. Conference for Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS 2018), Elsevier: North Holland

“Best Paper Award” nominee:

Organ and L. Stapleton (2018). “The FSR Framework for Large-Scale Systemic Financial Risk: Empirical Findings for Evaluating Cultural Factors”, in P. Kopacek and B. Ibrahimov (eds.), Proceedings of the IFAC Int. Conference for Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS 2018), IFAC-PapersOnLine 51 (30).

Stapleton (2018). “Advanced Control and Automation Systems: Delivering e-Citizen Services in a Post-Conflict, Transition Region ”, invited Plenary Paper, in P. Kopacek and B. Ibrahimov (eds.), Proceedings of the IFAC Int. Conference for Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS 2018), Elsevier: North Holland, IFAC-PapersOnLine 51 (30).

Limani, Larry Stapleton & P. Groumpos (2018). “Technology Deployment in Post-Conflict transition Regions: Electronic Data Interchange Adoption in Kosovo during the Transition Period”, in P. Kopacek and B. Ibrahimov (eds.), Proceedings of the IFAC Int. Conference for Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS 2018), Elsevier: North Holland, IFAC-PapersOnLine 51 (30).

Doyle Kent, S. Phelan, K. Petrov, L. Stapleton & S. Norton (2018). “Cost Oriented Knowledge Management Systems for Manufacturing Processes: A Case Study”, in P. Kopacek and B. Ibrahimov (eds.), Proceedings of the IFAC Int. Conference for Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS 2018), Elsevier: North Holland, IFAC-PapersOnLine 51 (30).

J. Carew. Q. Lu & L. Stapleton (2018). “Perceived Risk Factors for Cloud-Based Data Storage and Control Systems: A Cross-Cultural Comparative Study of Irish and Chinese Companies”, in P. Kopacek and B. Ibrahimov (eds.), Proceedings of the IFAC Int. Conference for Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS 2018), Elsevier: North Holland, IFAC-PapersOnLine 51 (30).

Jemaa, P. J. Carew & L. Stapleton (2018). “Implementing Effective Information Control Systems for Primary Education Support in Developing Countries: An Investigative Field Study of a Voluntary Non-Profit Organisation in Tunisia”, in P. Kopacek and B. Ibrahimov (eds.), Proceedings of the IFAC Int. Conference for Technology, Culture and International Stability (TECIS 2018), Elsevier: North Holland, IFAC-PapersOnLine 51 (30).

Organ and L. Stapleton (2017).“The Control of Human Factors in Catastrophic Financial Systems Risk using Ontologies”, in D. Dochain, D. Henrion & D. Peaucelle (eds.), Proceedings of the 20th IFAC World Congress, Elsevier: North Holland , IFAC-PapersOnLine 50 (1).

Stapleton, L. Stapleton, P. Groumpos & N. Jesse (F. Janisch*, L. Stapleton (2016). “Striving for Global Stability: Establishing a New IFAC Agenda”, in Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in Technology, Culture and International Stability, (TECIS 2016), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 49, Issue 29.

Lemani & L. Stapleton (2016). “Inter-Enterprise Networking in Developing Regions: An International Stability Perspective”, in Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in Technology, Culture and International Stability, (TECIS 2016), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 49, Issue 29.

Shala, V. Hoxha, I. Bula, E. Hajrizi & L. Stapleton (2016). “Cost-Oriented Innovation Methods and Education in Developing Countries: Re-engineering Industrial Production Systems”, in Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in Technology, Culture and International Stability, (TECIS 2016), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 49, Issue 29.

Norton & L. Stapleton (2016). “Efficiencies through the Automatic Control of Age-Profiled Manufacturing Machines: A Case Study of Cost-Savings in an Irish Production Facility”, in Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in Technology, Culture and International Stability, (TECIS 2016), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 49, Issue 29.

Stapleton & D. Marques (2016). “Human Values and Religion: Semi-Automatic Human Values Systems Analysis for Religious Institutional Diagnostics”, in Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in Technology, Culture and International Stability, (TECIS 2016), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 49, Issue 29.

Stapleton (2015). “Control Systems and International Institutional Instability: An Agenda for CC9 & TC 9-5”, Plenary Paper, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (TECIS 2015), September 2015 Sozopol, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 48, Issue 24.

Hajrizi, M. Shala and L. Stapleton (2015). “Cost-Oriented Agile Innovation for Mechatronics Management in Less Developed Regions”, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (TECIS 2015), September 2015 Sozopol, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 48, Issue 24.

Kealy & L. Stapleton (2015). “Progress and Change in Post Conflict Developing Regions: Observations of A Longitudinal Grounded Theory Case Study of a Successful Large Scale ICT Adoption in Kosovo“, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (TECIS 2015), September 2015 Sozopol, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 48, Issue 24.

O’Neill-Somers & L. Stapleton (2015). “A Human-Centred approach to e-Agricultural Systems“, Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (TECIS 2015), Sozopol, North Holland: Elsevier IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 48 (24).

Stapleton, P. Kopacek & E. Hajrizi (2014). “Don’t Waste a Good Disaster: A Systems Approach to an Ethics of International Institutional Failures”, in H. Asama et al (eds), Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam, IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 47 (3).

B. Lewoc, A. Izworski, I. Chomiak-Orsa, A. Kieleczawa, Marion Hersh, Peter Kopacek & Larry Stapleton (2014). “Optimal Management Network Topology in a CIMM System: The General Case”, in H. Asama et al (eds), Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam (available at IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 47 (3).

Somers, A. Kealy & L. Stapleton (2013).”Gestalt - New Technology Old Cultures a Review of the Adoption of the Telemedicine Centre in Kosovo”, in Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2013), North Holland: Elsevier, pp. 21-26, IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 46, Issue 8. 

Kopacek, E. Hajrizi and L. Stapleton (2013). “From Engineering To Mechatronics Management: Education Capacity Development in Kosovo”, in Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2013), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC-PapersOnLine Volume 46, Issue 8.

Stapleton, N. Chisholm & L. Stapleton (2012). “Sex Trafficking from a Supply Chain Systems Perspective” in L. Stapleton (ed.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes 45 (10).

Mesinga Mwafise & L. Stapleton (2012). “Determinants of User Adoption of Mobile Electronic Payment Systems for Microfinance Institutions in Developing Countries: Case Study Cameroon” in L. Stapleton (ed.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes 45 (10).

Somers & L. Stapleton (2012). “Rethinking e-Agriculture Innovation Using a Human Centred Systems Lens” in L. Stapleton (ed.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes 45 (10).

J. Carew, L. Stapleton (2012). “A Human-Centred Analysis of Systems Development Goals, Rationality and Focus Using Principal Components Analysis and Hierarchical Clustering” in L. Stapleton (ed.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes 45 (10).

Kealy, L. Stapleton (2012). “Telemedicine Systems Development in Post-Conflict Contexts: A Country Case Study of the Role of Symbols of Conflict in Systems Engineering” in L. Stapleton (ed.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes 45 (10).

Organ, L. Stapleton (2012). “Information Systems Risk Paradigms: Towards a New Theory on Systems Risk”, in L. Stapleton (ed.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control International Conference in International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS 2012), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes 45 (10).

Bulz, S. Durand, C. O’Dowd Smyth & L. Stapleton (2012). “Towards a New Agenda for Systems Engineering and International Stability“ in L. Stapleton (ed.), Proceedings 14th IFAC Conference on International Stability and Systems Engineering, IFAC Proceedings Volumes 45 (10).

Stapleton & P. Kopacek (2011). “IFAC TC 9.5 SWIIS: Control Engineering and International Stability, an Essential Agenda for IFAC”, .Hahn et. al (eds.) Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control World Congress, Catholic University of Milan, August 2011, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 44 (1).

Carew, L. Stapleton, G. J. Byrne (2011). “Ethical Behaviour and Rationality in Automation Systems Development: Promoting the Humanist/Existentialist Axis for International Stability”, .Hahn et. al (eds.) Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control World Congress, Catholic University of Milan, August 2011, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 44 (1).

Stapleton & A. Fouopi Lemouchele (2011). “The Adoption of Electronic Data Interchange in Africa: A Country Case Study of the Cameroon through an Institutional Lens”, J.Hahn et. al (eds.) Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control World Congress, Catholic University of Milan, August 2011, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 44 (1).

Stapleton (2010). “International Stability and Technology Adoption Theory: A Case Study of Institutional Factors in Control and Management Systems Adoption in Post-Conflict Regions” in Kopacek, P. & Hajdrizi, E. (eds)., Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS 2010), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 43 (25).

Kealy & L. Stapleton (2010). “Systems Development and Key Success Factors in Large Scale Telemedicine Projects: Preliminary Findings of a Post-Conflict Country Case Study” in Kopacek, P. & Hajdrizi, E. (eds)., Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS 2010), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 43 (25).

Stapleton & P. Kopacek (2010) “Engineering Management for Post-Graduate Programmes in Kosovo: A Contribution to International Stability”, Proceedings of the Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS 2010), North Holland: Elsevier. IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 43 (25).

Collins & L. Stapleton (2010). Online Social Networking and Community: a manifesto for Human Centred Systems Engineering”, Proceedings of the Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS 2010), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 43 (25).

Kopacek, Ceccarelli, M., Hajrizi, E. and Stapleton, L. (2009), “Mechatronics Management: An Education Program”, Proceedings of the International Informatica Conference (IX Internacional de Automatización), Havanna, Cuba.

Hajrizi, L. Stapleton, P. Kopacek (2009). “Knowledge and Technology Transfer in Developing Countries: Cases Study of UBT”, in P. Kopacek & G. Dimirovsky (eds), Proceedings of the 5th ETAI International Conference on Applied Automatic Systems (AAS-ETAI-09) and the 6th IFAC International Workshop on Knowledge and Technology Transfer in/to Developing Countries (DECOM-IFAC-09), Ohrid, Macedonia, North Holland: Elsevier.

M.A. Hersh and L. Stapleton (2009). “Climate Change, Stability and the Need for Change”, P. Kopacek, I. Dumitrache & S. Caramihai (eds.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference on Supplementary Ways of Improving International Stability (SWIIS 2009), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 42 (25).

Bulz, L. Stapleton, J. B. Lewoc, A. Izworski, G. Dimirovski & M. A. Hersh (2009). “Inquiry on the triad Generosity-Creativity-Solidarity as a turning point within the international crisis: Does Creative Partnership Matter?”, P. Kopacek, I. Dumitrache & S. Caramihai (eds.), Procs. of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference on Supplementary Ways of Improving International Stability (SWIIS 2009), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 42 (25).

Stapleton (2009). ‘The Influence of International Agencies on Technology Adopters in Post-Conflict Regions”, in P. Kopacek, I. Dumitrache & S. Caramihai (eds.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference on Supplementary Ways of Improving International Stability (SWIIS 2009), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 42 (25).

Stapleton, P. Kopacek, E. Hajrizi (2009). “Reflections on Third Level Accreditation In Post-Crisis Developing Countries”, in P. Kopacek, I. Dumitrache & S. Caramihai (eds.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference on Supplementary Ways of Improving International Stability (SWIIS 2009), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 42 (25).

B. Lewoc, Izworski, A., Skowronski, S., Kieleczawa, A., Dimirovski, G., Hersh, M.A., Bulz, N. and Stapleton, L. (2009). “Technology Proliferation and Transfer of Ethical Aspects: A Case Study of Wroclaw, Poland”, in P. Kopacek, I. Dumitrache & S. Caramihai (eds.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference on Supplementary Ways of Improving International Stability (SWIIS 2009), North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 42 (25).

Byrne & Stapleton, L. (2008). ‘The role of personal values in the development of international business managers’, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on International Strategy and Cross Cultural Management, IESSE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.

Stapleton , A. Freeman & G. Byrne (2008). “The Use of an Axiological Lens to Review Globalised Automation and Control Systems Projects”, in M. Jin Chung & P. Misra (eds.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Triennial World Congress, Seoul, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 41 (2).

Kopacek, Stapleton, L., Ceccarelli, M. and E. Hajrizi (2008). “Mechatronics Management: A BSc Programme”, in M. Jin Chung & P. Misra (eds.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Triennial World Congress, Seoul, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 41 (2).

Freeman, L. Stapleton & G. Byrne (2008). “Systems Security Problems and Cultural Meanings in Control and Automation Systems: Empirical Evidence for Value Conflicts in Systems Engineering”, in M. Jin Chung & P. Misra (eds.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Triennial World Congress, Seoul, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 41 (2).

Stapleton & G. Byrne (2008). “The Use of an Axiological Lens to Review Globalised Automation and Control Systems Projects”, in M. Jin Chung & P. Misra (eds.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Triennial World Congress, Seoul, North Holland: Elsevier, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 41 (2).

Mullally and Larry Stapleton (2006). “The Socialisation of Virtual Teams: Implications for ISD”, Fourteenth International Conference on Information Systems Development, Kluwer/Plenum Series on Information systems Development.

Drohan, Stapleton, L., & Stack, A. (2006). "Problem Solving Skills in Information Systems Development Curricula", Proceedings of the All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE) Conference for Creating and Sustaining an Effective Learning Environment, Maynooth, Dublin

Stapleton (2006), “The Social Impact of the Application of Manufacturing Systems to Health Informatics: The Case of ERP”, Keynote paper, in F. Meyer et al. (eds), Proceedings of the 10th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Automation Based on Human Skill: Joint Design of Technology and Organisation, Elsevier: North Holland.

Barry, L. Stapleton, & L. Doyle (2006). “The Transition to the Knowledge Economy: Lessons from Irish ICT penetration into small firms”, in Kopacek, P., Stapleton, L. & Hajdrizi, E. (eds)., Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS 2006), North Holland: Elsevier.

Kopacek, M. Ceccharelli, E. Hajrizi & L. Stapleton (2006). “Mechatronics Education and International Stability: The Development Of University-Level Education Programmes In Advanced Engineering In Kosovo”, in P. Kopacek, L. Stapleton, & E. Hajdrizi, (eds). (2006). Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS 2006), North Holland: Elsevier.

Hersh & L. Stapleton (2006). “Learnmaths: a case study of the development of learning software to support social inclusion” in P. Kopacek, L. Stapleton, & E. Hajdrizi, (eds). (2006). Proceedings of the Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference in International Stability and Technology (SWIIS 2006), North Holland: Elsevier.

Stapleton & C. O’Dowd-Smyth (2005). “Moving From Participation to Partnership in Information Systems Research: A Socio-Linguistic Perspective of Research Methodology”, in Vieira, Lise et Pinède, Nathalie (Eds), Actes du colloque du EUTIC: TICS et Usages, Presse Universitaire de Bordeaux (EUTIC 2005)

Stapleton, Hersh, M., & Duffy, D. (2005).Applications of Narrative Ethics to Engineering’, in P. Zitek (ed.) Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control (IFAC) World Congress Prague. North Holland: Elsevier.

Stapleton, (2005). “A Survey of Engineering Ethics”, IEEE Monitor.

Carew, and Stapleton, L. (2005). “Privacy guidelines for telemedicine developers”, Proceedings of Med-e-Tel 2005, Luxemburg.

Carew, and Stapleton, L. (2005). “Privacy, patients and healthcare workers: a critical analysis of large scale, integrated manufacturing information systems reapplied in health”, in P. Zitek (ed.) Proceedings of the 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, North Holland: Elsevier.

Woods, T.J. Macdonald & L. Stapleton (2004). “EC- IDM: The Electronic Commerce Integrated Information Systems Development Methodology for Small firms”, in Vasilecas, O., Caplnskas, A., Wojtowski, W., Wojtowski, G., Zupancic, J., and Wrycza, S. (eds.), Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Information Systems Development: Advances in Theory, Practice and Education, Plenum Academic Press, pp..117-128.

Stapleton and Hersh, M. (2004). ‘Technology Development and Ethical Decision Making: Identity Factors and Social Construction’, Proceedings of the IFAC International Multitrack Conference of Advances in Control Systems, (ACS 2004), North Holland: Elsevier.

Stapleton, & Kile, F. (2004). ‘Ethics and AMAT in a World of Illusion: A Post-Structural Analysis of Advanced Information and Automation Technologies‘, Proceedings of the IFAC International Multitrack Conference of Advances in Control Systems, (ACS 2004), North Holland: Elsevier.

Duffy, L. Stapleton, M. Jordanova, D. Lakov and M. Lyng (2004). ‘From Assistive Technology to Assistive Systems: Total solutions for the learning disabled’, Proceedings of the MEDeTEL International Conference (Medetel (2004)), Luxembourg.

Murphy, Stapleton, L. & Smith, D. (2004). ‘Tacit Knowledge and Human Centred Systems: The Key To Managing The Social Impact Of Technology’, Proceedings of the IFAC International Multitrack Conference of Advances in Control Systems, (ACS 2004), North Holland: Elsevier.

Stapleton, Duffy, D., Jordanova, M., Lakov, D. & Lyng, M. (2004). ‘From Assistive Technologies to Assistive Systems: Human Centred Support for the Learning Disabled’, Proceedings of the IFAC Multitrack Conference of Advances in Control Systems, (ACS 2004), North Holland: Elsevier.

Stapleton & M. Hersh (2003). ‘Exploring The Deep Structure of Ethics in Engineering Technology Design and Deployment Methodology’, in L. Stapleton & P. Kopacek (eds.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference on Technology and International Stability (SWIIS 2003), Waterford, Ireland, Elsevier: North Holland.

Stapleton, & O’Dowd-Smith, C. (2003). ‘The Deep Structure of Ethics in Technology Design and Deployment Methodology: An Embodiment of Colonialism’, in L. Stapleton & P. Kopacek (eds.), Proceedings of the International Federation of Automation and Control Conference on Technology and International Stability (SWIIS 2003), Waterford, Ireland, Elsevier: North Holland.

Halpin, & Stapleton, L. (2003). ‘A Theoretical Framework Based on Complexity Theory For Evaluating Large-Scale Information Systems Development (ISD) projects’. In E. Berghout & D. Remenyi (eds) Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on IT Evaluation (ECITE 2003), Madrid, pp. 297-306.

Halpin, & Stapleton, L. (2003). 'Chaos and Complexity in The Post-Implementation Phase Of ISD: Key Findings qnd Further Avenues Of Research', Proceedings of the Seventh Institutes of Technology Science & Computing Research Colloquium, Tralee Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Wall & L. Stapleton (2003). "The kinds of IT Services most Appropriate for a Particular Sourcing Strategy", in Proceedings of the International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ESEO ‘03, Angiers, France.

Stapleton & C. Murphy (2002). ‘Organisations Making Sense of, and Learning from, Information Systems Development: A Research Imperative’, in Hackney, R., Grundspenkis, J. & Kirikova, M., Proceedings of the International Symposium of Research Methodology (ISRM), Riga Technical University, pp. 8-11.

Stapleton & C. Murphy (2002). ‘The Researcher as Conceptual Therapist: Reflections on an ISD Study’, in Proceedings of the International Symposium of Research Methodology (ISRM), ed. Hackney, R., Grundspenkis, J. & Kirikova, M., Riga Technical University, pp. 8-11.

Stapleton & C. Murphy (2002). ‘Examining Non-Representation in Engineering Notations: Empirical Evidence For The Ontological Incompleteness of the Functionally-Rational Modelling Paradigm’, Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress 2002, Elsevier: North Holland.

Halpin & L. Stapleton (2002). ‘ERP Post Implementation: A Neglected Process in an Arena of Crisis and Uncertainty’, Proceedings of the Irish Academy of Management Conference.

Coady, L. Stapleton & B. Foley (2002). ‘Towards a Framework for Managing Virtual Offices’, Proceedings of EuroSPI 2002, University of Nuremburg.

Wall & L. Stapleton (2002). "Insourcing versus Outsourcing", TecNet Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology.

Jordanova, D. Lakov, & L. Stapleton (2001). ‘Addressing Labour Market Disadvantage Through Electronic Knowledge Production’, Proceedings of The Tenth International Scientific and Applied Science Conference ELECTRONICS (ET'2001), Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria.

Stapleton (2001). ‘Simulations or Simulacra: What Are Information Systems?,’ Proceedings of the Irish Accounting & Finance Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology: Ireland.

Stapleton & S. Byrne (2001). ‘The Illusion of Knowledge: The Relationship Between Large Scale IS Integration, Head Office Decisions and Organisational Trauma’, Proceedings of the 19th Standing Conference of Organisational Symbolism (SCOS), Trinity college, Dublin.

Stapleton, J. Cernetic, D. MacLean & R. MacIntosh (2001). ‘Providing an R&D Capability for Small-Medium Sized Firms in Europe: Towards a Unified Model of Technology Development, Innovation & Organizational Learning’, Kopacek, P. (ed.), Proceedings of the 8Th IFAC Conference on Social Stability: The Challenge of Technology Development (SWIIS ’01), Elsevier: North Holland

Stapleton, J. Cernetic, D. MacLean & R. MacIntosh (2001). ‘Economic Recovery Through Electronic Mode 2 Knowledge Production’, in Kopacek, P. (ed.), Proceedings of the 8Th IFAC Conference on Social Stability: The Challenge of Technology Development (SWIIS ’01), Elsevier: North Holland.

Stapleton, J. Cernetic, B. Brooke & G. Holmes (2001). ‘Outline of an Organisational Adaptation Support System’, Proceedings of the 7th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Automation Based on Human Skill: Joint Design of Technology and Organisation, Elsevier: North Holland.

Stapleton, (2001). ‘From Information Systems in Social Settings To Information Systems as Social Settings: A Study of Large Information Systems in Manufacturing Firms’, Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Symposium on Automation Based on Human Skill: Joint Design of Technology and Organisation, ed. Brandt, D. and Cernetic, J., Elsevier: North Holland.

Byrne, A. Ryan, L. Stapleton (2000), ‘The Tail Wagging the Dog – ERP Deployment as the Destruction of Competitiveness and the Creation of Isomorphic Economies’, Proceedings of the Irish Academy of Management, Trinity College, Dublin.

Byrne, Ryan, A., Stapleton, L. (2000), ‘Monsters and Mayhem! Requirements Analysis in Enterprise Resource planning (ERP) Systems Deployment as the Destabilisation of Management Control’, Proceedings of the Irish Academy of Management, Trinity College, Dublin.

Stapleton & Murphy, C., (1999). ‘Consultancy and Research as Sense-Making Processes: An Empirical Study’ in Proceedings of the European Colloquium of Organisational Studies (EGOS 1999), University of Warwick: UK.

Stapleton & Murphy, C., (1999). ‘Positivism, Interpretivism & Post-Phenomenology - Views of an Organisation in Flux: An Exploration of Experiences in a Large Manufacturing Firm’, in Proceedings of the European Colloquium of Organisational Studies (EGOS 1999), University of Warwick, UK.

Stapleton & Murphy, C., (1999). “Consultancy and Research as Sense-Making Processes: An Empirical Study“ in Proceedings of the European Colloquium of Organisational Studies (EGOS 1999), University of Warwick: UK, Sage: Thousand Oaks.

Stapleton & Murphy, C., (1999). “Positivism, Interpretivism & Post-Phenomenology - Views of an Organisation in Flux: An Exploration of Experiences in a Large Manufacturing Firm”, in Proceedings of the European Colloquium of Organisational Studies (EGOS 1999), University of Warwick, UK, Sage: Thousand Oaks.

Stapleton & Murphy, C. (1998). “Spirals of Sense-making: Making Sense of a Changing World”, Proc. Of Conference of European Group of Organisational Studies (EGOS 1998), University of Maastricht, , Sage: Thousand Oaks.

Stapleton (1994). “Objects Empowering Organisations”, in Proceedings of the Object Expo Conference, SIGS Publications: London.

Consultancy

Knewfutures Consulting and Training Services: 1992-current

I provide services to top management teams to senior executive level across multiple sectors including international and national agencies, universities, firms and NGOS. Clients include:

  • The Financial Services Union (“FSU” formerly “IBOA”): Reporting to the General Secretary, expert advice to General Council on the potential implications for professional workers in financial services of the new digital business paradigm in banking.
  • The Commission for Railway Regulation (CRR): Reporting to the Commissioner, expert advice on leadership style, organisational resilience, and risk management systems to senior management at CRR and the European Railway Agency.
  • The European Commission: Expert evaluations for European Directors General of multi-million-euro proposals submitted by international consortia for EU funding.

Other clients include Deepwater Training, Enterprise Ireland, Irish Innovation Relay Centre (IRC), Chambers of Commerce Ireland, FAS, PBS, and the Government of Georgia and WIT-based companies.

 

for more information see www.KnewFutures.com

Biography

Irish and International Leadership in Academic Quality Assurance and Improvement: 1997-current

Over 20 years working for as an expert evaluator on accreditation, marks and standards and to advise management on QA/QI issues, including representing the NCEA/HETAC/HEA national accreditation bodies. Conduct programme and school reviews, external examiner at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, expert adviser on EU and Irish QA/QI standards (“Bologna” process and National Framework of Qualifications). I have advised seven Irish universities in this role.

I also have national and international experience in academic leadership as a visiting professor:

  • 2006-current: Visiting Professor, Technical University of Vienna at both the Centre for Executive Education (CEC) and the IHRT Institute in the faculty of Mechatronics, awarded “Best International Lecturer” 5 times, including in 2019. I develop and deliver postgraduate and executive education, accredited under EU and Austrian NFQ regulations at levels 9 and 10, and I supervise research.
  • 2004-current: Visiting Professor, University of Business and Technology, Western Balkans, awarded “Best International Professor” 3 times. Reporting to the President, I drive academic QA/QI and accreditation to ensure alignment with EU standards and deliver new taught and research programmes across 3 schools including Management, Business and Economics.
  • 2021-current: Visiting Professor in Digital Business and the Digital Society, RiInvest University, Western Balkans [London School of Economics accredited].
  • 2006-current: Visiting faculty, Institute of Banking. Achievements include academic lead for the innovative “Banking in the Digital Age” which has graduated approximately 2,000 students since 2015 at level 8, and the level 7 “Digital Financial Services and Data Analytics” programme to support Irish banking as it adapts to the new digital paradigm.
  • 2020-current: Programme Director (Executive Education) for MSc in Digital Business, Irish Management Institute, National University of Ireland, Cork.
  • ESTIEM European Engineering Network and EPIEM Engineering Professor Network: Designed and Delivered the ESTIEM Engineering Leadership Academy (Serbia 2015-16).

 

Other roles:

  • External examiner, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Visiting professor, Lappeenranta University, Finland.
  • Visiting scholar, Dublin City University and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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