Dr. Jennifer Murphy started out her professional career as a teacher in Mannix College, Charleville, Co. Cork. She first joined UCC in 2005, taking up the post of Project Co-ordinator in UCC’s Access Programme. Subsequently she managed the National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning (NAIRTL) for a period of five years. Jennifer was appointed as the University’s Admissions Officer in 2012. In 2018 she took on the additional role of directing the creation of UCC's first Academic Strategy. Jennifer completed her Doctorate in Business Administration in Higher Education Management at the University of Bath. She also holds a Masters in ICT in Education (UL), a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Administration (UCC), a Bachelor of Arts (Gaeilge & Mathematics) (UCC) and most recently completed a Diploma in Leadership (IMI/UCC).