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					Framework Implementation and Impact Study Team Members o Prof. Tom Collins (Chair)
Faculty Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Education, NUI Maynooth. Chair, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, Formerly Director of Dundalk Institute of Technology

o Mr. Henry Murdoch
Retired as Assistant Director General (Industry) with FAS in 1999. Currently a member of the City & guilds of London Institute and a non-executive director of Skillnets Ltd. He is also Chairman of the National Rehabilitation Hospital. Author of the book "Murdoch's Dictionary of Irish Law" and the on-line product "Murdoch's Irish Legal Companion". In FÁS, he was primarily responsible for the introduction of the standards-based apprenticeship system, for certification and standards, and for the international recognition of qualifications.

o Prof. David Raffe
Professor of Sociology of Education and Director of Research, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. Research interests are in secondary and post-secondary education and training, transitions between education and the labour market, and policy initiatives including curriculum and qualifications reform. Has been involved in a number of relevant studies, including the Evaluation of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. Recently wrote the report of the conference on Qualifications Frameworks in Europe and a review of comparative school-to-work transition research to inform the OECD’s Programme on the International Assessment of Adult Competences.

o Ms. Frances Kelly
New Zealand Ministry of Education's Education Counsellor in Europe. Her role in this new position is to develop and intensify relationships between the New Zealand Education system and institutions and their European counterparts. Frances began her career as a secondary school teacher, specialising in Music and English. She taught for 15 years, before moving to teacher education at Auckland College of Education, and from there, in 1998, to the Ministry of Education. During her time at the Ministry she has been responsible for managing policy development teams providing advice on the school curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and qualifications system, and more broadly on the principles of government budget expenditure in education and briefings for incoming Ministers of Education. She has represented New Zealand on the OECD's Education Committee and the Governing Board of its Centre for Research and Innovation for the past five years.

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Dr. Anna Murphy (Secretary)
Director of Research and Strategic Planning, NQAI


				
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